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    Recommendations for umbrellas for my pool "beach"?

    Our pool has two "beaches" -- very shallow areas where a toddler (or adult) can splash around in about 1.5 feet of water. These "beaches" have holes in the middle of them, in the pool floor, to accept an umbrella with a shaft of perhaps 2-3 inches in diameter. Since the mount is underwater, I reckon we'd want this to be an umbrella with a plastic shaft.

    Anyone have recommendations for what type of umbrella to buy and where to buy it?
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    Re: Recommendations for umbrellas for my pool "beach"?

    Not sure if this will be helpful or not since your posts are in the water. However, we have been buying aluminum shaft umbrellas for our pool. We have three and switched from wood since the Houston humidy seems to warp those quickly. We purchased ours from Sam's Club for around a $120.00 each. They seem to last about 3 years before the suns gets to them. If you could find a stronger enough plastic shafted umbrella that might be ideal. Good luck.
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    Re: Recommendations for umbrellas for my pool "beach"?

    Most umbrellas have either wood or aluminum shafts. Stay away from the wood as the wood will swell up and possibly get stuck in your sleeve. Use a metal shafted umbrella and the cost will mostly depend on the quality of fabric that is used. If you do find a plastic or composite shafted umbrella, they should be fine to use.
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    Re: Recommendations for umbrellas for my pool "beach"?

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    Keep up posted if you find any that work well. I'm in the same boat as you. If I find any I'll let ya know. Steve
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    Re: Recommendations for umbrellas for my pool "beach"?

    I have 3 Costco ones, alum pole, about 6' in diameter +-. A little small but only cost $20 / 30 ea, don't remember exactly.
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    Re: Recommendations for umbrellas for my pool "beach"?

    For pool use, does it matter what kind of material is used in the umbrella canopy? Is cloth OK, or are your umbrellas plastic, or?
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    Re: Recommendations for umbrellas for my pool "beach"?

    You could always make yourself a PVC insert to stick above water and pop the 'brella into that. Did that on a picnic table once.
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