The 4 Best Shade Ideas For Your Pool

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There’s nothing like spending a summer’s day in the pool. But, if there’s nothing in place to protect you from the harsh heat, it’s hard to enjoy the pool to its full potential.  

We’re the experts in all types of shading solutions, so we’ve rounded up our four favourite shading ideas for your pool, no matter your requirements.  

Our 4 Favourite Pool Shade Ideas (& What’s Right For You)

1. Retractable Awning

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Retractable awnings are the perfect shade solution for pools, patios and outdoor entertaining areas. They give you the flexibility to perfectly control light and heat while adding style and functionality to your space.  

Extend them during the heat of the day to shelter your pool and family from the harsh sun and retract them just as easily to soak up the morning and afternoon light. Because they don’t require a substructure or support beams, your awning will seamlessly blend into the exterior of the building when you retract it. 

Operational either via a manual crank or with the convenience of motorisation, retractable awnings give you the luxury of choice. 

2. Retractable Roof

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Retractable roofs are one of the most comprehensive shading solutions for pools and outdoor areas. They’re stylish, practical and incredibly versatile.  

Fold your Helioscreen retractable roof away at the touch of a button, giving you the choice to either open up the space, or completely protect your pool from the elements in seconds.  

For even further convenience, optional sun or rain sensors can automatically extend or retract the roof to meet the conditions, so your pool area is always comfortable and sheltered.  

Our retractable roofs are made from easy to clean waterproof fabrics and stainless steel fixtures, so they’ll remain durable and stylish no matter how many times they’re splashed from the pool. To add some extra ‘wow factor’ to your retractable roof, there’s also the option for LED down lighting. 

3. Shade Sails

Shade sails are a simple and effective shade idea for your pool. They consist of a shade cloth fabric, typically made from PVC coated polyester, tightly strung between 3 or 4 support beams.  

Shade sails are popular for shading pools, as well as driveways and courtyards as they’re affordable and easy to install. The only factor to be mindful of is that shade sails are a permanent fixture and set in place once installed.  

4. Pergolas

Pergolas are another classic and practical shade solution for pools. They consist of a permanent structure you can install either over the pool or directly beside it to create shade at certain times of the day. 

However, unlike retractable roofs or awnings, pergolas are a permanent structure that cannot be adapted to meet various light requirements. Before you build a pergola, you may also need to seek approval from your local council.  

Choose Australia’s Leading Shading Solutions Provider

The right shading solution for your pool makes a more comfortable experience and brings life and functionality to your space.   

When choosing an outdoor shade for your pool, it’s important to prioritise a durable and functional retractable awning that will provide a long-lasting shade solution.   

Helioscreen is Australia’s leading supplier of shading solutions for a variety of residential and commercial applications. Contact us for more information. 

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