WHY YOU SHOULD INSTALL A SHADE SAIL OVER YOUR SWIMMING POOL?

March 10, 2022 53 Comments

WHY YOU SHOULD INSTALL A SHADE SAIL OVER YOUR SWIMMING POOL?

Installing a shade sail over your swimming pool not only protects your investment from leaves, dirt and debris, importantly, it provides exceptional protection to you and your family from the harmful UV rays of the sun. With long scorching summers, a shade sail is an essential accompaniment to any residential or commercial swimming pool. For affordable and effective pool shade, thank you for your trust and support to LOVE STORY. Read on to discover the many benefits of installing a shade sail over your pool.

Superior Sun and Heat Protection

High quality shade sails provide sunshade and block up to 98% harmful rays, allow your friends and family to have unlimited fun in your pool at any time of the day protecting them from the harsh sun and hot temperatures. A strategically placed, high quality shade sail structure offers a high level of protection keeping swimmers safe from sunstroke and sunburn. Enjoy lounging in and around your pool with the peace of mind that you aren’t increasing your risk of developing skin diseases and skin cancer.

Increased Aesthetic Value

Single or multiple shade sail designs add visual interest, improving the overall aesthetics of the entire pool area. Choosing the right colour, fabric and design in combination with a professional installation is a simple and affordable way to enhance the value of your property. At LOVE STORY, our experts are always happy to assist in choosing the right shade sails for your needs and budget and will ensure the sails are installed in a manner that provides maximum shade over your pool space.

Less Debris

Arguably one of the most frustrating things for a pool owner is debris from nearby trees and bushes that can end up in your pool, causing excessive cleaning and even damage to your expensive filtration system. A shade sail structure over and around your pool area does a great job of deflecting debris so that doesn’t build-up in your pool, lowering your maintenance needs and reducing the risk expensive and inconvenient filter breakdowns.

Improved Privacy

In built-up inner city suburbs, neighbours aren’t too far away. Especially with the rising numbers of multiple story dwellings and multi-level apartment buildings going up, a shade sail will provide a safe and private environment for you and your family to ensure you can enjoy your time in complete seclusion.

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The Ultimate Pool Shade

With summer just around the corner, now is the ideal time to prepare your swimming pool area. A pool shade sail structure offers an attractive and affordable solution to make your pool much more inviting on those hot summer days. With over 20 years in the Industry, Love Story is devoted to providing professional series of outdoor sunshade and patio leisure products ,like shade sail, patio umbrella, balcony privacy screen, hammock. Our shade sails come in a range of shapes and sizes to create an affordable designer statement. Enjoy all the benefits that a pool shade sail brings today!



53 Responses

Whitney Harris
Whitney Harris

March 17, 2022

I purchased this to block the sun for my pool in the backyard.

Hannah Robie
Hannah Robie

March 17, 2022

We put up a pool this year with a small deck and bought this for some shade to get out of the excessive afternoon sun.

scouvrard
scouvrard

March 17, 2022

We purchased one of these, as well as the mounting kit, to help provide shade to an outdoor commercial pool pump area. The electrical components were consistently overheating and patio umbrellas just were not doing the trick. My handyman remarked that it was at least 10, if not 20 degrees cooler under the shade even as he was half-way through installing it. He did have to readjust it a few weeks after install once it stretched out, which was a slight pain as one side was anchored in drywall and I had to invest in patch and paint. Neither of our breakers have tripped since we put it up, though. The pool cleaner appreciates it too! If he ends up coming by later in the day he doesn’t have to worry about dying in the sun – it makes Florida’s terrible humidity bearable to work under. So far well worth the investment, but we will see how well it holds up long-term.

anna Thompson
anna Thompson

March 15, 2022

We have a big tree next to our pool that keeps dropping leaves, and with the shade sail, it stops them from falling into my pool

Martyna Sobczyszyn
Martyna Sobczyszyn

March 15, 2022

Incredible! My partner and I have been toying with the idea of shade sails for our ranch and you have totally inspired me. You mentioned that you store the furniture cushions before rain – where do you keep them?? You always have genius small space storage solutions and I’m dying to know where you keep these during wet weather.

Stephanie
Stephanie

March 15, 2022

What is the material you used? Couldn’t you put each corner at a slightly different height so that water runs off? You’ll get caught with your pants down one of these times by the weather. That’s how she rolls.

Laura Lambert
Laura Lambert

March 15, 2022

How much did the shades cost please let me know would love to do this project

dpshippee
dpshippee

March 15, 2022

You should have made one side lower than the other to allow for water to drain off, or you could have each corner at a dif. height to add flair.

Stephanie Kronika
Stephanie Kronika

March 15, 2022

Nice set up and thanks for the instructions but just wondering where did you order the sail shade material? thanks

Charline Lindquist
Charline Lindquist

March 15, 2022

You added the extra wood from pole to pole, did that help with stabilizing them? We have strong winds here in the high desert.

Amy Chambers
Amy Chambers

March 15, 2022

Ha! I am planning to install the very same set up! I have had some nay sayers try to discourage me though. Are you still satisfied with this design? Have you made any improvements?

Juana Cooper
Juana Cooper

March 15, 2022

Hello I read your blog and this is fantastic, I want to do the same in my patio, but can you tell me what size did you use for the 3 pole.

Carolyn Henderson
Carolyn Henderson

March 15, 2022

How far apart will the post need to be for the 12′×16′ shade? The picture shows to move out 1.5 ft. but diagonally

Brianna Morris
Brianna Morris

March 15, 2022

How hard to take down and put up if properly tensioned? I’m debating a 8×12 (easier take down, open sky on cooler days) or 12×16 (more shade).

Amanda Marie
Amanda Marie

March 15, 2022

I have 12 width 24 length what the recommeted size?

Randi Carter
Randi Carter

March 15, 2022

larger sizes and grommet spacings offered custom sizing available?

Hoa Tran
Hoa Tran

March 15, 2022

How do you use the 12’ cables in installation? Are there any diagrams for installation?

Hallee Barbee
Hallee Barbee

March 15, 2022

If we have the dimensions of our driveway, would you be able to help us cover it with a combination of triangle sails? We are struggling to figure out the sizes we need.

kaitlin evans
kaitlin evans

March 15, 2022

We have shade sales on our Rooftop Bar at The Vendue I am looking to replace. Do you sell shade sails with the cut out slots to allow wind to pass through?

Cat Haynes
Cat Haynes

March 15, 2022

Great advice. I am looking to shade a 3mX10m area, would that be too long for a single shade or should I break it up in to sections?

Carrie Smith
Carrie Smith

March 15, 2022

Can you special order a shade?

Deeda Kay
Deeda Kay

March 15, 2022

“Just a question…I’m considering installing sail shades. Wondering about high winds. Here in Arizona, we have the summer monsoons which have very strong winds. Any thoughts on this?”

Katie Robinson
Katie Robinson

March 15, 2022

I have a 24 above ground pool. I plan on putting a 20 rectangular shade sail over the Pool. I was planning on sinking(24’) a 10 PVC pipe to attach the sail in the front and an 8 pipe (sinking it 24 in the back. The waterline is 42" deep. Using a 10 pipe I will have approx 54" of head clearance in front (due to a deck) and 30’ in the back. Is this to low? I donot want to attach it tithe house unless I have to.

Chloe Ferrier
Chloe Ferrier

March 15, 2022

We bought this to cover our pool pump equipment. Looks great, good material, strong and a great cover against the full sun of the AZ desert!

Sarah Swaggerty
Sarah Swaggerty

March 15, 2022

Perfect to created shade in a too sunny pool area!

anne morrison
anne morrison

March 15, 2022

Great shade tent above our pool!

Kelly Williams
Kelly Williams

March 15, 2022

The shade is great , the only thing wrong with it is I ordered 8×12 and was sent an 8×10 but I made the correction and made it fit, good shade cover for my pool equipment.

Chelsea Hagger
Chelsea Hagger

March 15, 2022

It is great shade on our deck for our pool 4 months of the year.
Jen H
Jen H

March 15, 2022

Easy pool shade at a cheap price

Leah Thomas
Leah Thomas

March 15, 2022

Works for pool shade as was our intention.

Jackie Copple
Jackie Copple

March 15, 2022

We used this to create a covering over a pool that had no shade.

Kylie Butler
Kylie Butler

March 15, 2022

It was a great idea, so we thought. We decided to get one and put it over 1/3 of our pool for some shade.

Candace Holmes
Candace Holmes

March 15, 2022

This setup makes the whole pool area much more usable and pleasant. We will see how they hold up. I will only use them half the year and so far I am very pleased.

Simona Sablan
Simona Sablan

March 15, 2022

I mounted these sun sails on our pool enclosure.

Aubrey Greenawalt
Aubrey Greenawalt

March 15, 2022

Keeps the pool from getting too warm and adds a lot of shade to the deck.

Heather Boeve
Heather Boeve

March 15, 2022

Great for addi g shade over the pool. It covers enough to get under the shade when needed. I ordered the 16 × 12 and the mounting kit. Additionally needed a rope . and 30 minutes later shade. Sweet.

Morgan Potter
Morgan Potter

March 15, 2022

Thank you for pointing out that shade sails provide a great source of sun shade cover and UV protection. My husband and I have been thinking of purchasing a sun shade for our patio. It’s good to know that it can protect us from UV sun rays.

Sarah Putnam
Sarah Putnam

March 15, 2022

this is excellent for what i wanted. looks better than an umbrella and covers more area.

Monique Resquir
Monique Resquir

March 15, 2022

Shade sails at this season is really a must have considering that summer is almost approaching keeps us shaded and regulated in this humid and hot season.

Ashley Pritchard
Ashley Pritchard

March 15, 2022

Swim in the outdoor pool last summer and got sunburned, so plan to buy a shade net this year. But how do I choose the right one?

Justine Pascual
Justine Pascual

March 15, 2022

great product. i use it as a shade cover over my pool to block the partial sun.

Belinda Bolton
Belinda Bolton

March 15, 2022

The color just jumps out at you. Can’t wait to do over the pool with the triangle in the same color. It’s make for a very relaxing evening. No dodging the sun!

IncaB
IncaB

March 15, 2022

Very nice and quality sail. The only gripe I have is that water doesnt drain as fast as I would like. If it rains heavily and exceeds the drainage rate, water will start to pool up and cause the sail to sag pretty badly.

Taylor Ann Oakes
Taylor Ann Oakes

March 15, 2022

The cover worked very well over my 10’ X 6’ pool, and when it rained, the water simply went through the cover and did not cause the cover to collapse. The cover does reflect the sun so the area underneath the cover is cooler than the uncovered region. I highly recommend this sunshade.

Amanda Serjak
Amanda Serjak

March 15, 2022

We installed the canopy between the sun room and pool deck.

Lauren Toohey
Lauren Toohey

March 15, 2022

I had my old LOVE STORY sunshade over my pool for 3 seasons now with no rips, tears, or stains. I bought this one to put over my Pergola for added shade. Just a great product for the price.

Melissa
Melissa

March 15, 2022

It is a perfect amount of shade in the pool. We didn’t want the pool fully covered but this cover allows for some so we can enjoy the pool during triple digit days and not get sunburned.

Caitlin
Caitlin

March 15, 2022

Made it easy to install sun sail over the swimming pool. Held up to some strong monsoon winds.

Rachel
Rachel

March 11, 2022

I have a 24 above ground pool. I plan on putting a 20 rectangular shade sail over the Pool. I was planning on sinking(24’) a 10 PVC pipe to attach the sail in the front and an 8 pipe (sinking it 24 in the back. The waterline is 42" deep. Using a 10 pipe I will have approx 54" of head clearance in front (due to a deck) and 30’ in the back. Is this to low? I donot want to attach it tithe house unless I have to.

mwswindle
mwswindle

March 11, 2022

We installed their shade sail on the pool and finally solved the problem of neighbors peeking at me and the kids playing in the pool. Our privacy is finally protected

desimonebella
desimonebella

March 10, 2022

Very nice article. I absolutely love this website. Keep writing!

Walt Vandermark
Walt Vandermark

March 10, 2022

Best move I made we can enjoy our pool again in the Florida sun dropped inground pool temp from 96 degrees to 86 degrees and it looks great.

Shirley Weber
Shirley Weber

March 10, 2022

Out pool has shade now, worked out better than we thought.

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