Thanks! I know winds can come and go throughout the day here in Texas, but I do plan on being proactive and do my best at keeping them closed at night and pool down times. I actually keep the ones we already have stored in the garage during the off season. May do the same for these or just purchase the covers for them. So how did you like the "angle" feature on it? Did it stay stable at all angles other than fully retracted?I had a couple that were similar, just not that exact brand. I found that you still had to be careful to retract it when not in use or on a windy day. The base will never keep it stable against a strong wind. For the ones I bought, the fabric lasted about two season before it got dry-rot. Now is just use stationary umbrellas that I place in a homemade stand I created.
That's what I like to hear! Thanks!We have one (that I found second hand for a GREAT price). We live in a wind tunnel, pretty much, and it's been great. We do have one of the big ones (13') with the extended weight base. We don't leave it open when we aren't outside - but so far, it's been great! I love the functionality and how many ways it can be rotated and moved.
The concept is nice, and there certainly are more options to provide shade. It's nice that they extend out a little. Hopefully the brand you ordered will be better than what I got. In many cases, you DO what get what you pay for. Ours certainly were not top of the line, I will say that.So how did you like the "angle" feature on it? Did it stay stable at all angles other than fully retracted?
Good to hear! I think she said she ordered them from Wayfair.The concept is nice, and there certainly are more options to provide shade. It's nice that they extend out a little. Hopefully the brand you ordered will be better than what I got. In many cases, you DO what get what you pay for. Ours certainly were not top of the line, I will say that.
Wow..cement?! So I assume they pretty much stay permanently where you sit them or are they still mobile (but very heavy)?I had one that I liked so much I got a second one. With sand in the base they tipped over much more than I liked. So I cut the bottoms and filled them with cement. This helped a good deal. They are pretty much a parachute so they will twist and swivel on breezy days. Mine have the same vents in the top but they only help a little.
where they are worth their weight in gold is that they can swivel with the sun all afternoon. My typical umbrella cast a shadow 15 ft from the table we were eating dinner at. It looks silly with it twisted completely to the side, But if it works, who cares.
Oh yes. Mine stay closed until we go out to the pool. They get cranked up but only while we are out there. Of course there are days that are too windy so we just give up trying to reposition it after several attempts. But 8 out of 10 days they work great. The other 2 we just deal.neighbor has one and I do definitely know that he has to crank it down in the wind and not forget to crank it down when not in use
I just looked those up online. They look nice and really heavy-duty!We have had a 13' Treasure Garden umbrella that we got end-of-season at our garden center for about $750. It has a heavily weighted base but we do keep it closed in windy conditions (windy enough that we don't sit outside anyway). You're unlikely to find any umbrella that does well in high wind. We're starting year 5 and the fabric is still holding up well. Aside from the occasional need to tighten a few allen screws, it functions as well as ever.
My jaw is still open after gawking at it last night. Yeah. It’s *cough*. ‘pretty good’.I think it came out pretty good.