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    Gotta have shade! Show off those umbrellas

    We wish like heck we would have had umbrella sleeves installed in our decking. We have zero shade until about 4:30ish even then it just starts to creep onto the baja shelf. We found this umbrella at Walmart, it helps a lil bit. I would like to see some of your creative shade ideas.
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    Re: Gotta have shade! Show off those umbrellas

    Ohhh, I wish I had a pic of our old setup - we had two of those 12' market umbrellas from Sam's club that they had several years ago that were about $100 each and two 9' umbrellas from somewhere and 4 stands - we just shifted them around during the day.....unfortunately years of abuse and being left open when a sudden thunderstorm would blow up was the end of them....
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    Re: Gotta have shade! Show off those umbrellas

    If you can attach something to the block wall and maybe the house, how about something like a Coolaroo.sunbrella shade sail?
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    Re: Gotta have shade! Show off those umbrellas

    Waited to post this til we got our big one. This is in the morning so the shade is in the wrong place, but it shades the right side of the pool in the afternoon.[attachment=0:35vr6bmt]DSCN1338small.jpg[/attachment:35vr6bmt]
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    Re: Gotta have shade! Show off those umbrellas

    We have a similar situation. No shade between 10:00 and about 5:30. I sunk 3 pieces of PVC in concrete behind the raised beam on the west side of the pool to serve as umbrella sleeves. The majority of the pool is now shaded in the afternoon.


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    Re: Gotta have shade! Show off those umbrellas

    Quote Originally Posted by Melt In The Sun
    Waited to post this til we got our big one. This is in the morning so the shade is in the wrong place, but it shades the right side of the pool in the afternoon.[attachment=0:1iib7ser]DSCN1338small.jpg[/attachment:1iib7ser]
    What umbrella is that? Linky?
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    Re: Gotta have shade! Show off those umbrellas

    Hmm...don't remember offhand but it's not that one. I'll look this afternoon.
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    Re: Gotta have shade! Show off those umbrellas

    Our umbrella came with the summer kitchen however we cannot use it there so I bought a cheap stand from Home Depot and we have found the perfect place for it. The pool gets shade from 12 noon and it shades even more as it sets in the west. BTW I upgraded the cheap stand as it will rust and stain your patio. I purchased the rolling one from Lowe's made of Marble/Granite and it works great. This pic shows the older stand. Hope this helps








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    Re: Gotta have shade! Show off those umbrellas

    I was just thinking that we need to get an umbrella! This weekend was perfect and we managed to swim for about 4 hours over the two days. I doubt we will have weather that nice again until June. Good time for umbrella shopping.

    I love the brown one that Melt has, but I'm sure that's out of my price range for now.

    It might be a bad way of doing things but I will probably buy one of the cheaper ones to start with, ~$100 or so. I just noticed on amazon they have an umbrella cover for $23. I didn't consider it until now, but that might not be a bad idea if we're only using it a few hours per day.
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