Has anyone gotten one of these and tried it. I have looked at reviews on Amazon, and at some other models as well. The advantage of this one is that is in stock in the nearest town. http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=p ... lpage=none
Also looking at Coolaroo umbrellas, but do not have anywhere that I know of that I can actually go look at it. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000P7FUF8/ref ... nkCode=asn
I know wind will be a problem- whatever I get I will crank it down when not in use. This is to provide shade on one end of the pool until we can get the deck with gazebo cover built, and then the umbrella will get moved to a patio near the house. The sun is INTENSE already, and it is only early June. By August, it is just savage. I want to be able to swim mid-day to cool off without being burnt to a crisp. Anyone have any other recommendations? We want it to last if we are going to spend the money.