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    Spinning Umbrella in the wind....

    We are prepping to build our pool, and getting advice from a friend. We are putting in some umbrella sleeves around the pool and in the baja steps.

    Per our friend, when the wind comes up, her umbrella's get spinning and it bugs her a lot. I would agree, but how do you stop it from spinning? She apparently tried to put a rubber washer on it to try to create more friction, but without much success.

    Anyone have a "fix" for this? Something we can do as part of our pool build? Anchors that a little loop near the umbrella sleeve could tie to? Not sure....

    thx,

    RK
    RawhideKid
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    Re: Spinning Umbrella in the wind....

    Try wrapping one layer of rubber plumber's tape around the bottom of the umbrella and see if that gives it enough grip to hold tight. Umbrella's that spin are eventually going to fly!
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    Re: Spinning Umbrella in the wind....

    We ended up putting a sleeve in our sleeves if you know what I mean... This slowed the spinning quite a bit using the size umbrellas we have. Heres a few pics to help illustrate

    With out sleeve


    With sleeve


    Sleeve and umbrella
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    Re: Spinning Umbrella in the wind....

    Cool. What did you use for the sleeve? Piece of PVC pipe?
    RawhideKid
    Phoenix, AZ (Goodyear actually)
    Pool finally complete!!! IG, 40,635 gallons w/2080 gallon spa with 16 jets. Pool is 40x21 ft with 10 ft deep end; two baja steps
    Pentair Cartridge filter - 520 SQ. PebbleSheen interior. 2 Pentair VS pumps. Pentair Intellichlor SWG
    4 deck jets, 2 bubblers, fake rock grotto/waterfall with wet steps. 3 surrounding half-pergola's with misters in future
    Sunken covered ramada with cabinets, fridge, and wood fireplace. (soon to have big screen TV)
    Basically, 14 years of planning on how to survive this blistering AZ summer!!! WAHOOOOO!!!!!!

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    Re: Spinning Umbrella in the wind....

    Woops I forgot to add that info. It is 1 1/4" schedule40 PVC. I found it in the electrical conduit part of Lowes. It was like 3 bucks for a 10' stick.
    There are different size umbrella poles but I dont know if there are different size sleeves.
    Also in hindsight I wish I would have had a lot more sleeves installed. We have one on the baja step and one on the luv seat in the deep end. If I could do it all all over again I would have them placed throughout the decking as well.
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    Re: Spinning Umbrella in the wind....

    Quote Originally Posted by Shane1
    Woops I forgot to add that info. It is 1 1/4" schedule40 PVC. I found it in the electrical conduit part of Lowes. It was like 3 bucks for a 10' stick.
    There are different size umbrella poles but I dont know if there are different size sleeves.
    Also in hindsight I wish I would have had a lot more sleeves installed. We have one on the baja step and one on the luv seat in the deep end. If I could do it all all over again I would have them placed throughout the decking as well.
    Got it. Thanks! I'll keep that in mind during our "final" (?) stage of pool design. Having difficulties thinking about where the sun will shine vs. umbrella sleeve placement...but working on it. Definitely putting some on our baja's and a few in our deck.
    RawhideKid
    Phoenix, AZ (Goodyear actually)
    Pool finally complete!!! IG, 40,635 gallons w/2080 gallon spa with 16 jets. Pool is 40x21 ft with 10 ft deep end; two baja steps
    Pentair Cartridge filter - 520 SQ. PebbleSheen interior. 2 Pentair VS pumps. Pentair Intellichlor SWG
    4 deck jets, 2 bubblers, fake rock grotto/waterfall with wet steps. 3 surrounding half-pergola's with misters in future
    Sunken covered ramada with cabinets, fridge, and wood fireplace. (soon to have big screen TV)
    Basically, 14 years of planning on how to survive this blistering AZ summer!!! WAHOOOOO!!!!!!

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    Re: Spinning Umbrella in the wind....

    hope I am not to late, but i was thinking maybe a sleve for a ladder would work for you... you can tighten them up and then put the cover over it... just a thought... we have had so many take off... but you would have to put the sleve in before you pour your deck...
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    Re: Spinning Umbrella in the wind....

    Found this from Home Depot, bath repair area.

    “Sink repair – Danco – Lavatory Pop-up Drain Gasket - # 80346”

    Works PERFECT for my umbrella’s, and should be fine even for the sleeves in the water!
    RawhideKid
    Phoenix, AZ (Goodyear actually)
    Pool finally complete!!! IG, 40,635 gallons w/2080 gallon spa with 16 jets. Pool is 40x21 ft with 10 ft deep end; two baja steps
    Pentair Cartridge filter - 520 SQ. PebbleSheen interior. 2 Pentair VS pumps. Pentair Intellichlor SWG
    4 deck jets, 2 bubblers, fake rock grotto/waterfall with wet steps. 3 surrounding half-pergola's with misters in future
    Sunken covered ramada with cabinets, fridge, and wood fireplace. (soon to have big screen TV)
    Basically, 14 years of planning on how to survive this blistering AZ summer!!! WAHOOOOO!!!!!!

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