Caring for your backyard swimming pool entails more than just ensuring an appropriate balance of chemicals in the water and finding the most comfortable water temperature. It also means fashioning a pleasing space where you, family, and friends can get together and take it easy. The best way to accomplish this is by choosing pool furniture that is not only comfortable, but attractive and made to last.
Pool furniture takes a real beating during a season. Wet bodies, wet towels, standing water, residue from sun tanning products, and harsh weather take a toll on the average variety of pool furniture. Because of this, flimsy, inferior quality pool furniture is not the ideal choice. The kind of pool furniture that can be found at your local big box department store or home improvement warehouse is usually reasonably priced, but it is also often constructed poorly, not particularly comfortable or attractive, and lasts only two or three seasons before needing to be replaced. More and more, homeowners are choosing to upgrade to a better quality of pool furniture to take advantage of its long life, good looks, and real comfort.
One of the most preferred materials used to make high quality pool furniture today is resin, and two of the more stylish varieties of resin pool furniture are molded resin and resin wicker. The molded resin furniture referred to here is not the same as that which you can find in the local discount store. The finest quality molded resin furniture, unlike the cheaper variety, is constructed of a special mineral-reinforced polypropylene resin. This superior synthetic material absorbs the sun’s heat and resists fading, cracking, and yellowing. It is also impervious to weather conditions because it expands and contracts with the temperature.
Similarly, the resin found in high quality resin wicker pool furniture is just as rugged and weather resistant. The only real difference between molded resin pool furniture and resin wicker pool furniture is in their appearance. Molded resin furniture brings a more relaxed look and feel to the pool side. It is most often white with smooth surfaces and a clean, down-to-earth appearance, and it can be enjoyed comfortably with or without outdoor seat and back cushions. Resin wicker, on the other hand, brings a more sumptuously formal look and feel to the pool area. Available colors include rich and vibrant browns and blacks, but one can easily find white resin wicker pool furniture as well. Seat cushions made with stylish and weather proof fabrics are the norm with resin wicker furniture.
On the whole, high quality molded resin and resin wicker pool furniture have many advantages over pool furniture manufactured with other materials. They are both attractive, rugged, able to withstand the abuses of pool side conditions, and easy to clean and maintain. It is easy to see the value of high quality pool furniture when compared to its cheaper, flimsier, and remarkably shorter-lived competition.