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The Benefits of Installing Pool Shades

Posted on Thursday, July 15th, 2021 at 10:27 am.
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Pool shades can provide extra luxury and comfort for any home.

Owning a private pool is becoming increasingly attractive to many homeowners. A private pool in your backyard allows you to spend quality time with your family without leaving your home or paying admission fees. However, all that time out under the sun can do some damage if you aren’t careful. To make their pool time more comfortable and protected, many homeowners are installing pool shades that limit the potential for sun damage. Pool shades don’t just protect your family but maintain the comfort of your pool and backyard. Read on to learn more about what installing pool shades can do for your home and which shade products you may consider using.

Great UV Protection

Spending several hours under direct sunlight can be harmful. It can cause mild to severe sunburn but also result in skin problems for people with sensitive skin. After installing pool shades, you don’t have to worry about being exposed to the sun for long periods. The shades will provide a protective layer between you and the sun without removing any brightness or warmth that the sun provides. 

Shades Keep the Pool Cooler

If your sun shines directly over your pool all day long, it could warm the water to an uncomfortable degree. You want your pool to feel cool and refreshing, and pool shades can help make that happen. 

Improved Pool Aesthetics

Installing pool shades, of course, contributes to your pool’s appearance as well. Swimming pools with shade structures look complete and attractive. This makes your pool more appealing for you, as well as any guests you want to invite over. 

Improved Privacy

Pool shades can also be convenient tools for adding a little more privacy to your pool and backyard. Shade structures can often obscure the view of your pool or backyard from your neighbors. This can help you feel just a little more private when you’re in your backyard, which can help you relax and enjoy your leisure time. 

Pool Shades Keep Your Pool Tidy

When your pool is covered, the water is protected from stray debris and dirt that may otherwise fall into the pool. This can be useful for homes with plenty of trees or wildlife around their pool area and owners who are tired of cleaning out leaves and twigs. 

Try These Pool Shade Structures

The following shade structures can be excellent additions to your pool: 

  • Shade Sails: provide a modern, stylistic look 
  • Pergolas: can provide ambient shade with a filtered-light look
  • Retractable canopies: these can extend across broad sections of a pool and retract when you don’t require the extra shade
  • Freestanding canopies: add a sleek, modern look and provide rain and sun protection where needed

Shade pergolas can also be helpful for those lounge areas just next to your pool. These types of pool shades can cover lounge chairs and outdoor accessories to create an appealing enclave by your cool summer oasis. 


Through our combined locations in Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., Carroll Architectural Shade provides innovative craftsmanship, superb service, competitive pricing, and unfailing attention to detail for customers throughout Maryland and Virginia.

Our highly skilled craftsmen design and custom manufacture shade products in-house, including commercial awnings, residential awnings, retractable awnings, roll-up curtains, aluminum awnings, and flat metal canopies. Founded in 1958 by James Carroll Sr., and still family-owned by his sons today, Carroll Architectural Shade remains committed to delivering top-quality craftsmanship and service.

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