Poolside: A Guide to Furniture for Your Swimming Pool Area

A woman laying on a chair near a pool

It’s time for the latest installment in our series on how to best enjoy your swimming pool, from reading choices to lights and speakers.

This time we look at the creature comforts of furniture appropriate for use on the swimming deck or patio near your swimming pool.

Capri Director’s Chair

For the man or woman who needs to be above it all, surveying the scene. High enough for keeping an eye on little ones, but also low enough to still be involved with what’s going on near you, too. The director’s chair has a comfortable mesh fabric sling and is built on a sturdy teak frame that stands up to the test of time, while also being light enough to move around as needed. The chair folds up for storage or transport and comes with a warranty.

Zen Chaise Lounger

Here’s the chair you’ll relax in, catch rays in, read books in, or fall asleep in. The chaise lounge has been providing comfort near pools since the heyday of the Egyptian Empire in 3,000 B.C. Don’t you want to rest on a chair fit for a pharaoh? This one has a five-way adjustable back which allows you to set it to sunbathing mode, conversational sit-up-straight mode, or whatever you need. It’s constructed on a lightweight aluminum frame and has a hand woven wicker set and seatback. Once you sit in it, no other chair will really suffice.

Santiago Cantilever Umbrella

There are times when you want to retreat to the shade and the 10-foot Santiago Cantilever Umbrella is perfect for that. Because of the cantilever arm design, the umbrella can be placed near the edge of the swimming pool without the base and pole getting in your way. Tilt the canopy to adjust for any sunlight at any time of day and the wind vent prevents the umbrella from flipping out on you on those windy days. The pole and arm are made from bronze anodized aluminum which means it won’t rust easily and will always look nice. The canopy is made from rugged acrylic and will withstand the elements well.

Vifah Dartmoor 3-Piece Bar-Height Dining Set

Gather around this nice dining set to grab a bite or to have a drink. The attractive three-piece set (two bar chairs and a table) is stained in rustic red and made from eucalyptus wood, a sturdy timber that proves very durable.

Cushion Furniture Sets

Sometimes the swimming pool is the backdrop for entertaining, like a dinner party or drinks. In that case, outfit your deck and patio space with one of these attractive furniture sets. All of these pieces have a sturdy frame for durability and plush cushions for comfort. The coffee tables and end tables provide a spot to rest your drink or for a lamp for late-night entertaining.