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    Offset umbrella in shelf umbrella sleeves?

    So, our remodel is basically done (mostly), and now that we've got water back in the pool, we're taking advantage of our umbrella sleeves. The placement is a little off for getting the shade in just the right spot, but I was thinking today that an offset umbrella could provide a lot more versatility in shade positioning.

    My only real concern would be damaging the shelf as a result of the offset umbrella's wonky center of gravity applying pressure to the sleeve walls rather than mostly just straight up and down. I know that offset umbrella bases are usually pretty robust, and I don't know if sleeves/concrete are tough enough to handle it.

    I don't need shade enough to risk cracking my new concrete.

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    Re: Offset umbrella in shelf umbrella sleeves?

    Hmm. Great question. I don't think it would be an issue. It's not like your installing a brass pole to swing around. Have you asked your pool installer? He's the one who'd have to fix it. Your talking about something like this?
    Murrieta, CA. 15K (Est) pool/spa. Hayward Tristar SP3220EE 2.70HP pump, Hayward Swimclear Cartridge filter C4025 425sqft (PA106), Pentair Mastertemp 400 heater. TF-100/Speedstir

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    Re: Offset umbrella in shelf umbrella sleeves?

    Quote Originally Posted by bobodaclown View Post
    Hmm. Great question. I don't think it would be an issue. It's not like your installing a brass pole to swing around. Have you asked your pool installer? He's the one who'd have to fix it. Your talking about something like this?
    Yup! I'll bug my PB. When I'm done bugging him about everything else.

    First, we need to figure out why our shiny new pump won't turn on! It's got power going to it, but the controller display... is just blank.

    Ah well, not my problem. Emailed PB.
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    Re: Offset umbrella in shelf umbrella sleeves?

    Make sure you maintain chlorine in the pool, use the brush to mix it in. You can vac the dead stuff up later.
    Murrieta, CA. 15K (Est) pool/spa. Hayward Tristar SP3220EE 2.70HP pump, Hayward Swimclear Cartridge filter C4025 425sqft (PA106), Pentair Mastertemp 400 heater. TF-100/Speedstir

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    Re: Offset umbrella in shelf umbrella sleeves?

    Part of our service is chemical balancing/etc. for the first month. It's only been filled since Sunday, and the chemical guy came out yesterday to start balancing it. I'm mostly just staying the heck out of their way (I am excited to get the pump running, though, so we can check out our Parascope bubbler. Also need to talk to our PB about getting the other two heads for the parascope, too...)
    18,000-gallon-ish IG
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    Jandy VS-FHP1.0 pump

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