The sweaty clutch of the weather means the minute you step outside, it won’t take long before your shirt plastered to your skin. If that’s the kind of day you have, taking a dip in the pool is a great way to cool off. However, hanging out by the pool might be a different story if all your chairs are rusty, torn or faded. Here’s how to shop around for new pool chairs after you toss your old ones:
Pick the right material
Aluminum, plastic and PVC are fool-proof against rust. They’re also lightweight so moving them around is easy. Steel and wrought iron won’t rust so long as they’re painted on regularly while wicker and rattan chairs can last longer with weatherproofing in the next few years.
Check the height
It can be a struggle to sit back up from chaise lounges designed so low and close to the ground. However, if the chairs are a bit too high, that might make it harder for you to get on and off the chair too. Either one of these don’t seem to offer a relaxing choice. Check the dimensions to make sure you’re getting pool chairs at the appropriate height.
Add the extras
It won’t hurt to add a few umbrellas, says HowStuffWorks, along with cushions to your pool chaises. If you want to simply relax by the pool, soak up some sun or work on your tan, a comfortable pool sofa can make all that easy.
Match to your home
You could pick furniture that’s consistent with your existing décor and pieces. Experimenting with other types of furniture is another option, though, especially if you love an eclectic mix of furniture, color and styles. Make your pool area perfect for hanging out, whether you’re on your own or with friends and family. Upgrade that space with new chairs.