With smoke billowing from the backyard grill and tomatoes (finally) sprouting from your perfectly potted plant, the sounds and sights of summer are clearly around the corner. Well, the corner of June 21st to be exact. While the season is full of treasured moments, bitter heat and sizzling sunburns threaten to steal the joys of summer. A patio umbrella is not only a foolproof accessory to any outdoor space, but also the best way to fight against the unwanted elements of summer.
Here are the top 5 things we believe one should keep in mind when purchasing the perfect patio umbrella.
SPINNING THE COLOR WHEEL: When it comes to selecting your patio umbrella, one of the hardest decisions boils down to color choice. Though bright colors and patterns might be eye catching in the store, they might not compliment your outdoor space quite as well. The rule of thumb we follow is simple, if your backyard is mostly concrete or surrounded by large green shrubbery, then patterns and pops of color are perfect for you. If your backyard is full of flowering plants and colorful pots, then a neutral patio umbrella will help compliment all the hard work you’ve invested in your garden.
THE SUMMERTIME FADE: Before narrowing in on an exact color, it’s important to remember that outdoor furniture is exposed to the elements, meaning bright pigments will quickly fade under harsh UV rays. Before beginning your patio umbrella shopping adventure, look out your window at the peak of the day to see how much light fills your backyard. If trees seem to block the exposure, then brighter colors are a great option for you. If the opposite is true, then stick to lighter, more neutral colors.
IF THE SHOE FITS: Patio umbrella sizing can seem intimidating to those unsure of their dining area proportions. We’ve simplified the confusion to a few simple facts. The goal of your umbrella is two reach two feet past the edge of your table. A 9 ft table is expected to cover around 6 people while an 11 ft table is expected to cover around 9.
AVOID THE BREAK-UP: We’ve all been there. An unexpected summer storm sweeps into the afternoon leaving no time to lower the patio umbrella. Suddenly, your freshly picked patio umbrella is left twisted and mangled on the ground. One can prevent this experience by simply considering the materials used when in the patio umbrella buying process. Before purchasing, check that the ribs are made with fiberglass to ensure their ability to move with the wind rather than against. Also look for aluminum poles because they stand the test of time and many are rust free.
QUALITY CONTROL: It’s no surprise that we value quality and that stretches all the way from our furniture lines to our fabric choices. When selecting a patio umbrella, make sure that the fabric feels durable and strong. Just as stands easily snap in heavy storms, fabric awnings can quickly rip when faced with gusting winds.
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Summer Classics has long been associated with quality, luxury, and timeless design. For the 2017 season, and for many more seasons to come, Oasis Pools Plus has partnered with Summer Classics to bring you some of their most popular collections. The materials are of the highest quality, the designs are modern classics, and the comfort is unmatched. Oasis and Summer Classics are both family-owned and operated companies that were both founded nearly 40 years ago (1979 and 1978 respectively). Stop by Oasis and feel the quality and comfort that Summer Classics can bring to your outdoor space. Shop now through May 30, 2017 during our MEMORIAL DAY SALE and save 50% off retail prices on all Summer Classics outdoor wicker, aluminum, and teak outdoor furniture, pillows, and accessories.
Join us for a fun day of FREE tastings hot off our Big Green Eggs that will be grilling, baking, and smoking all day long! If you're in the market for a Big Green Egg grill, this will be the day to buy. We'll be offering packages at prices you've never seen before...too low to advertise! If you have a Big Green Egg already, stop by and learn something new OR teach us and some fellow EGGheads a thing or two! Plus all EGGcessories will be on sale! We look forward to seeing you this Saturday, June, 11, 2016!
We are extremely excited to announce the launch of a new partnership with a fantasic gas grill company by the name of Napoleon! Click the image below to browse the full line of grills and stop by our showroom to see these amazing grills in person! Going on right now...FREE Napoleon Grill accessories with grill purchases!
Join the Big Green Egg Factory Team of reps and chefs for a fun day of amazing food, great demonstrations, prize giveaways, and the best Big Green Egg deals you've ever seen!
- Check out the coolest new tools
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- 10% off All EGGcessories
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We've been authorized to take our biggest discounts EVER on Big Green Egg Smoker/Grill packages for this event! DON'T MISS IT!
Oasis Pools Plus has been your neighborhood pool store since 1979!
Offering free expert advice and outstanding customer service has allowed us to establish and maintain lasting relationships with thousands of Carolina families for over 35 years.
Our computerized water analysis with easy to follow, step-by-step instructions is always free and our knowledgeable and dedicated staff are here to answer any questions that may arise here in the store. Plus, we're just a phone call away should something come up once you get home.
Our exclusive Oasis Pools Plus brand chemicals are designed specifically for the Carolinas' climate, are easy to administer, are of the highest quality, and are competitively priced!
We have an extensive selection of pumps, filters, hoses, covers, o-rings, tools, maintenance gear, and just about anything else you need to get your pool ready for summer!
Swim season is upon us. We hope to see you very soon!