How to choose a parasol base is a question we get asked at Shade Specialists on a regular occurrence. There are a few key factors to consider when making that decision. Firstly, you cannot go too heavy. Nobody ever complains because their garden parasol is still upright and in good working order!
What Parasol Base Do I Need?
We would recommend a minimum weight of 30kg for the base if the parasol is free-standing and not through the table centre.Despite going through a sturdy table, you will however still require a base to provide the stability and maintain the position of the pole. When planning to buy a
Choosing A Parasol Cover Material or a Canopy, Shade Specialists offer parasol covers in three types of high quality and durable materials, Spuncrylic®, Polyester and Recasens.These three fabrics for canopy covers have been chosen by us because they are extremely robust and resilient to the many changing weather conditions found here in the UK.
If you wish to replace the old canopy of your parasol with a new one, we have a guide with useful info that you may want to read first.
If you are not decided about what parasol colour should you get for your project, our parasol canopy colour guide has a lot of great tips in it.
Spuncrylic® Parasol Cover Material
Spuncrylic® is a polyester which has been through a process called solution dying.
Choosing the best position for a garden parasol is perhaps the most important question to ask first! Choosing the location will affect what canopy and base size you will require, consider whether you require lighting, if so, bear in mind how power will be supplied. The positioning of your parasol is especially important with larger canopies as they can act as a sail in high winds, so ensure you select a model designed to withstand high winds!
Permanent or non-permanent position?
The first aspect you’d want to consider when thinking how to position your parasol is if the place for it will be a permanent one – you don’t intend to move the parasol – or you will have to move it and change its position, depending on where is needed. In the first case, you will need an in-ground base – the strongest fixation available and for the second one, a heavy base with handle and wheels, that will make transportation easier.