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Top 5 Types of Pool Furniture

Top 5 Types of Pool Furniture

Top 5 Types of Pool Furniture - Chaise lounges poolside
A backyard pool is the ultimate gathering place for friends and family during the summer. By adding inviting patio furniture, you can turn your pool area into a comfortable lounging area for all your guests. Use these five popular types of pool furniture to reinvent the look of your pool area and turn it into a backyard oasis.
Top 5 Types of Pool Furniture - Chaise lounges poolside

1. Chaise Lounges

Outdoor chaise lounges are the most popular poolside furniture for people looking to relax and soak up the sun. Go with wicker or rattan furniture featuring colorful outdoor chair cushions to show off your vibrant style, or use lounges made with all-weather mesh fabric and metal frames for a sturdier solution. These patio chairs generally have adjustable backs to allow comfortable reclining at any angle.

2. Bistro Sets

Take a break from swimming and have a glass of lemonade or a light lunch at your new, poolside bistro set. These outdoor dining sets typically sit two to four people and come in a variety of options, such as iron or wood. Get a bar-height bistro set to keep your drinks and snacks out of reach from pool splashes, or find a set with a folding table and chairs for easy storage after summer is over.

3. Outdoor Sofas & Sectionals

If you’re planning on having pool parties or spending time with the family in the backyard, a sectional sofa provides plenty of poolside seating. Most outdoor sectionals feature comfortable, weather-resistant upholstery and outdoor throw pillows for comfortable lounging after taking a dip. Look for a sectional with a matching storage ottoman to conveniently store pillows, pool toys, and other pool accessories.

4. Hammock

There’s nothing quite like relaxing in a hammock on a hot summer day. If you don’t have trees near your pool to hang a hammock, use a wood or metal hammock stand that you can move anywhere you like. Pick an outdoor hammock made from comfortable rope to experience the summer breeze, or go with a hammock made from sturdy, weather-resistant fabric to add a colorful accent to your pool area. If you prefer your relaxation station to have a covering, consider an outdoor daybed.

5. Adirondack Chairs

This classic beachside chair works just as well in your backyard as it does on a sandy beach. Adirondacks feature a comfortable design with a wide seat and a high back. Wooden or plastic Adirondack chairs in bright colors bring a touch of island style to your backyard, while plain white or natural finishes match the style of any pool area. Add a matching ottoman or footstool to enhance the relaxing design of these chairs.

For more tips on how to choose patio furniture, read The Complete Outdoor Furniture Guide. To round out your pool furniture, check out our guide to Pool Party Essentials.