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3 Options to Consider When Choosing a Shade Structure for Your Pool

3 Options to Consider When Choosing a Shade Structure for Your Pool

Investing in a shade structure for your outdoor pool area is a great choice. Especially when the temperature peaks in the summer months, the right shade structure increases comfort and safety by blocking some of the sun’s harmful UV rays. With so many options, it can be difficult to know where to start in choosing your shade structure. Whether it is for residential or commercial spaces, there are three key factors to helping you pick the right shade structure for your pool.

1. Fixed Awning

While fabric awnings are more common for pool areas, we also offer a variety of durable metal shade structures. For example, a free-standing pergola might be the right choice for the area beside the pool. The size and shape of your outdoor space and your personal preferences are things that will affect your design decisions.

2. Retractable

Think about if your space has room to accommodate a fixed awning, or if a retractable model would be a better option. Picking the material for your shade structure works in tandem with the design process. Much like a stationary fabric awning, you are able to choose from a variety of colors and materials. Retractable shade structures also tend to have a better life span because they can be put away when not in use, which will decrease damage from wind.

3. Tension Structures

In some cases, you may consider having a tension structure installed. Because of their comparatively lightweight material, these are an attractive way to cover a large area at a much lower cost. Tension structures are especially popular for commercial pool areas, but residential pools can also benefit from sail shades and smaller tension structures.


Hoover Architectural is dedicated to making sure you receive the best quality shade structures. We manufacture all of our products with the best precision and care. We have two locations in South Florida and use innovative technology for all of our structures. For more information, visit our website or contact us at one of our South Florida locations!