If you are one of the lucky brits to have a pool on your property, then you will no doubt have experienced sun glare on the water surface, or sunburn from enjoying yourself a little too long. Sun protection should always be at the forefront of our minds when developing our outdoor space as it protects ourselves and family and friends from sun damage and skin cancer. As Britons, we often disregard the impact of the sun on our skin even on overcast days when we think it is safe to go out without sun cream, but add a pool into the mix and even if you are wearing sun cream, the power of the sun magnifies as it bounces off the water and sun cream washes off.
When you think of a pool, we usually think of sunshine. However we don’t always think of the protective shade until the light is shining in our eyes or we get too hot and wish we had a small reprieve. Thankfully, more of us are wising up to the importance of sun protection. Whether it’s from concern over UV exposure, a need to find some respite from the hot midday sun, or simply to avoid a sunburn, many pool owners are turning to shade solutions for their pools.
Installing a shade structure over the pool can deliver a range of benefits beyond UV protection and relief from the rays. Today’s shade structures can be great aesthetic additions to a pool, giving you a bit of ambiance and style. And with well-structured, large-scale permanent structures, you’ll also be adding value to your home.
A canopy can provide ambient shade with just the right amount of filtered light over a pool. There are so many different types of canopy to choose from now, that you can fully control the amount of light you desire. From a retractable canopy to a louvre system or awning, you can find the bespoke fit to best suit your needs. When choosing your pool canopy, be sure to work with a reputable expert shading supplier who uses good quality brands. These companies will best respect your property and be able to offer the best advice on positioning of your canopy structure, as a modern canopy over a pool can provide a great, visual centrepiece.
As much as an outdoor pool is a permanent structure to your home and adds value to your property, a canopy is also a permanent structure and will continue to benefit your properties value. Maximise the benefits both for your own leisurely enjoyment but also in investments on your home. Create your own exquisite show home and impressive back garden outdoor space with a state of the art poolside canopy or awning.