Pool Buoy (bo͞o-ē) is the first and only floating pool umbrella, a revolutionary development in water recreation that is elevating pool time to new levels of fun and sun protection. It’s a seven foot umbrella that floats in any body of water deeper than 2 feet – pool, lake, river, ocean, you name it. It is light-weight, easy to assemble, and has five cupholders for your favorite beverages. You can cool off, unwind, and enjoy the sunshine without risking sun damage. Gotta love that!
How it works
The unique design of the weighted buoy keeps the umbrella stable in both wind and waves, and the shade provides sun protection while floating freely in the water. The seven-foot beach-style umbrella is made from sturdy aluminum and covered in UV-rated fabric for “more fun, less sun” during water play. It fits precisely into the patent-pending buoy topped by a tray and five cup holders. It’s designed to be durable and withstand significant wind and wave turbulence without tipping.
What about wind
You’d be surprised how wind works with an umbrella that’s actually in the pool, versus an umbrella on the patio. The Pool Buoy umbrella is significantly closer to the ground, and less wind is able to reach under the umbrella to whisk it away. Pool Buoy’s design lowers the center of gravity for the umbrella and has built-in friction points, making it fairly difficult for wind to lift the umbrella from the buoy. Of course, Mother Nature speaks her mind every now and then with a surprising gust. When it happens to us, we carefully grab the pole until the wind dies down. One way to prevent those gusts from getting the best of you is adjusting the height of the umbrella to a lower height.
Won’t tip over
Not unless you wrestle it down, and even then, it will pop back up. The Pool Buoy is designed to withstand wind and waves. Don’t believe us? Check out the videos on our website. It doesn’t even flinch when the waves are high enough to leap out of the pool.
Offers sun protection
The seven-foot beach-style umbrella blocks 95% of UVA and UVB rays, providing generous shade and helping block the sun’s harmful rays. Frequent reapplication of sunscreen is recommended when spending any time outdoors.
Easy to assemble
Yes! Use our easy-to-follow instructions to assemble your Pool Buoy in four easy steps.
Works in above-ground pools
Yes! The Pool Buoy can float in any body of water with two or more feet.
Cannot be used with other umbrellas
No, the Pool Buoy is made of all-custom parts to keep you, your family, and your pool safe. The umbrella is made of aluminum so it won’t rust in your pool, too.
Works in salt water
Yes! You can use the Pool Buoy anywhere there is two feet of water. After use in salt water and to prevent natural algae growth, we recommend gently scrubbing the buoy, arm, and weight with a standard sponge or scrubber and natural water, or you can use a standard household bleach solution to spray on the buoy as well.
If you have any questions about please contact us at 623-939-1346 or come visit us at our retail store and one of our pool care professionals will be happy to help!
Enjoy your pool, and let us help you always keep it crystal clear and swim ready!