A cantilever patio umbrella is the perfect patio umbrella for your
outdoor seating area or for an outdoor patio table. For those who want to shade some of the pool area, these outdoor umbrellas can do that as well. Not only will it shade the swimmers but it will shade the pool so that the water stays cooler. Here is a picture that was posted by Bird Air Patio from Flickr:
Others use offset patio umbrellas to shade their chaise lounge, their outdoor spa or a sunny section of the pool.
What you need to decide on are:
1. Where the umbrella will be used
2. What shape works best for the area - octagon (round), square or rectangle
3. What size is needed to provide the needed shade - 9', 10', 11' or 13'
4. What color works best with your outdoor furniture
Unless you are buying one that uses Sunbrella outdoor fabric, stay away from red or rust colors. They seem to fade the quickest.
The features we were looking for when buying our offset patio umbrella were:
A Rotating Base that allows you to rotate the umbrella 360 degrees
Simply crank the handle near the base and the off set umbrella can now shade the pool steps.
Wind Vent at the Top
Decide where you want your umbrella before setting it up and filling the base.
You will need two people to assemble the umbrella and to lift it into the base. Once the umbrella is in the upright position, insert the bolts and washers and tighten with the enclosed wrench. Then install the crank lift handle onto the middle of the frame.
We went with the more expensive outdoor umbrella by Purple Leaf. It had great reviews and included the base and an umbrella cover. The ability to rotate the umbrella means we can now shade our outdoor dining table, the pool steps and an outdoor conversation area.
To protect it from wind, close your cantilever umbrella when not in use and secure it with the enclosed ties.
The double top canopy allows air to move in order to stabilize your umbrella.
It also has a tilt feature and 360 degree rotation.
The fade resistant olefin fabric is also mildew resistant. If you like a mocha color this is a great umbrella for shade.
Use this offset umbrella to shade conversation areas, patio dining tables or even a section of the pool.
Weights/base are not included and need to be purchased separately. Because it's so heavy you will need to buy heavy duty pavers/squares to weigh it down.10 Foot Solar LED Lights Outdoor Offset Cantilever Umbrella, LED Lights, Crank Lift
Tested to withstand temps from 240 Fahrenheit to -100, this cover will not crack, fade, or deteriorate due to high or low temps or rain. This one way breathable fabric allows moisture to leave, but rain and dust to stay out.
A snug fit with super strong fabric makes for a great cover for all weather conditions.
Measuring 106 inches long and 20 inches wide it is large enough to go over the cantilever part of the umbrella. The rod running down the entire length of the cover makes it stiffer and the heavy duty zipper adds to the durability.
Be certain where you want to position your umbrella because once you fill the base plates with sand, there is no moving it.Abba Cantilever Offset Umbrella Base Plate Set, Black, Pack of 4
If you are looking for a way to shade an outdoor seating area, so
that you can find a spot to relax or enjoy a conversation with friends
this style outdoor umbrella is the one for you.