The sun’s shining and the temperature’s rising – it’s time to make a splash in your backyard pool! But as the scorching sun beats down, you might find that a little shade in your pool enclosure is necessary to make your summer poolside experience much more enjoyable. So, what are the best ways to provide shade? Read on as we explore some easy and effective ways to give your swimming pool some much-needed protection from the hot summer sun.

Cabanas – Your Private Oasis

Cabanas or gazebos are often considered the epitome of poolside luxury. These freestanding structures come in a variety of styles and sizes and not only provide ample shade, but they also create a cosy, private space for relaxation and entertainment. You can deck them out them with comfy outdoor furniture, and even some tropical plants to give your pool area a resort-like feel.

Pergolas – Charm with Elegance

A pergola offers an elegant and permanent solution for poolside shade. Customised to suit your space, a pergola is typically a timber or steel structure that adds a luxurious touch of charm to your pool area while providing dappled sunlight. However, a pergola is likely to be one of the more expensive and time-consuming options, as you’ll need to engage a builder and seek council permits for the works. 

Umbrellas – Classic and Convenient

Poolside umbrellas are a classic and inexpensive choice for creating instant shade. They come in various sizes, colours, and styles, allowing you to find the perfect match for your pool area. They are easy to move around, and store when not in use making them a versatile solution for any pool layout, however, they may not withstand windy conditions, and may only provide limited shade.

Trees – A Natural Canopy

For a sustainable and eco-friendly solution, consider planting trees and greenery your pool area. Trees not only provide natural shade but also create a cool and refreshing atmosphere. Just be sure to choose trees that don’t shed too many leaves into your pool, as the last thing you want is for leaves to be clogging your pool equipment!

Retractable Awnings – Adjustable Comfort

Retractable alfresco awnings offer flexibility in shading your pool. You can extend them to block out the sun when needed and retract them to enjoy the warmth and sunlight when desired. They come in various designs and materials to suit your style and can be motorised for extra convenience.

Shade Sails – Stylish and Versatile

Shade sails are the perfect alfresco shade structures for pool areas. Trendy and versatile, these triangular or square fabric canopies can be installed in a variety of configurations, allowing you to get creative with the design. They come in various colours and materials, so you can completely customise your pool shading. They are quick and easy to install, require no building approvals, and provide incredible sun protection at an affordable price.

For effective pool shade, Perth homeowners choose shade sails!

  • Their UV resistant fabric provides highly effective protection from the harsh, direct sunlight. Shade sails offer shade and reduce the risk of sunburn, allowing you to enjoy your pool comfortably without the fear of overexposure to harmful UV rays.
  • High-quality shade sails can also significantly lower the temperature in your pool area. By blocking the sun’s rays, they create a cooler and more comfortable environment, making your outdoor space more enjoyable on even the hottest of Perth’s summer days.
  • Shade sails are relatively low maintenance. They are typically made from durable materials that are resistant to UV rays, mould, and mildew and cleaning them is straightforward, requiring only occasional washing to remove accumulated dirt and debris.
  • They are quick and easy to install, especially when compared to traditional alfresco shade structures. This means you can enjoy the benefits of poolside shade without lengthy downtime!

For Pool Shade, Perth’s Supreme Shades is Here to Help

This summer don’t risk burning by your pool! Turn your poolside into a comfortable and stylish oasis with creative shade solutions from Supreme Shades. We have a shade sail solution to suit your taste and budget. If you want to enjoy your shaded pool in style, get in touch with us today online or by calling 08 9405 4310.