There’s a lot to consider when you’re shopping for the perfect pool lounge chair—and I’m not just talking about what size or style would best fit your space. But to help make the decision process a lil more manageable, here are some pretty helpful tips to keep in mind when creating your outdoor oasis.
Keep your climate in mind
Where you live plays a huge factor in shopping for pool lounge chairs because not all outdoor furniture works for every climate. For instance, if you live in an environment that gets a lot of rainfall, investing in chairs with easy-to-clean fabrics and waterproof or weather-resistant materials will be a huge lifesaver. Or if your region experiences all four seasons, then look into getting outdoor furniture that either can be easily stored in the off-season or is durable enough to be left out year-round.
Regardless of where you are, it’s important to remember that all outdoor furniture styles need to be cared for, especially if you want them to last for more than one season. Investing in a furniture seal, protectant, or cover will do wonders for your furniture and save you the headache of replacing it.
Set a budget
However much your area means to you and how you plan to use it are helpful things to consider when you’re deciding how much money to spend on pool lounge chairs. Look, you don’t need to drop a whole paycheck on your outdoor space (unless that’s your prerogative—then by all means!)… But if this is the year when you want to create the most lavish outdoor living space, then investing in high-quality materials (such as wood, wicker, and wrought iron) might be worth the money. Frames made from these materials are typically more durable against the elements, making them more expensive. On the other hand, if you’re like me—someone who knows they’ll only be using their pool lounge chairs for three or four months out of the year—it might make more sense to go with an affordable option, like one that’s made of powder-coated aluminum. Aluminum frames are relatively common, they’re lightweight and durable, making them an excellent choice for any budget.
Consider how much you have
Just like any other room, you should plan and map out your outdoor living space. Take the time to measure how much space you have before shopping. This will help you get a realistic idea of what can actually fit in your space. Since a typical pool lounge chair is at least 73 inches long, it’s guaranteed to take up quite a bit of space compared to other outdoor furniture styles. Figuring out how much space you have and how you want it to function with your new lounge chair will help you decide which styles and features make the most sense. For example, if space is a little tight and adding a lounge chair means you can’t have a small side table, then maybe look for a chaise with a built-in table. Trust me, you won’t regret taking the time to measure your space.