Why You Need To Invest In A Pool Shade Sail

January 29th, 2020 · Published to Shade Sails by Steve Lewis

With summer here, now, more than ever, we’re grabbing any opportunity to cool off in our backyard swimming pools. There is no better way to keep cool through extreme heat than stripping off and taking a dip in an ice-cold pool. However, precaution must be taken at all times – even during the colder months.

Exposure to the sun can be damaging, if not deadly. And, during summer, the sun’s Ultra-Violet Radiation index is at it’s highest. Today alone, the Gold Coast is expecting an extreme index of 12 around midday.

So this bears the question, how can you enjoy your pool without having to worry about the dangers of the sun? The obvious answer is sunscreen. But young kids often don’t have the mindset to think to apply sunscreen every time they take a swim. A foolproof way to enjoy your pool without having to worry about the sun is to invest in a poo shade sail.

At Global Shade, we specialise in manufacturing residential shade sails, including pool shade sails. Continue reading this article to discover other fantastic benefits of having a pool shade sail installed over your swimming pool.

They offer up to 99% protection against UV Rays

Above, I mentioned that a swimming pool shade sail will provide protection from the sun, but you will be surprised to know just how much protection they offer. Depending on your chosen shade cloth fabric, a pool shade sail can offer as high a 99% protection against UV radiation, which is quite amazing.

If you opt to have your pool shade sail made by Global Shade, then you can have this high level of protection in your own back yard.

They keep your pool cooler

Just like an awning keeps the interiors of a home cooler, or a shade sail keeps a car cooler, a pool shade sail will keep a pool cooler. Even a shade cloth fabric that only offers 70% UVR will provide enough shade to keep a pool cooler.

If your ideal afternoon consists of jumping into an ice-cold pool after a stinking hot day at work, then a pool shade sail will ensure you idyllic afternoon comes to fruition, even on the hottest of days. 

They prevent debris and leaves from falling into the pool

A pool shade sail is multi-functional! In addition to blocking up to 99% of the sun’s UV rays, it will also form a catching over your pool and prevent any debris such as loose leaves from falling into your pool.

A pool shade sail will keep your pool cleaner for longer, and reduce your pool maintenance and cleaning requirements.

They add value to your home

A pool shade sail is not only beneficial to the wellbeing of you and your family, but it will also be a positive addition to your home. When combined with other outside improvements, it has been stated that as much as $15,000 can be added to a properties value.

Moreover, a pool shade sail alone will undoubtedly make a property much more sellable.

They look fantastic

Not that you need more reason to buy a pool shade sail. But, they are very attractive and will make your yard look attractive and much more inviting – especially on a hot summer’s day.


Australia’s summers can reach extreme temperatures and extreme UVR indexes. The best way to escape the heat is to take a dip in a pool. However, this can be damaging in such hot conditions.

One sure way to provide protection on the hottest of days is to install a pool shade sail. Pool shade sails offer as much as 99% UVR protection, keep a pool cooler, reduce pool cleaning and maintenance duties, add value to a home and look fantastic!

To order a pool shade sail for your pool, contact Global Shade! We manufacture pool shades across Australia and can deliver to any East Coast location.

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