Choosing Quality Pool Furniture That Will Last

December 21, 2021

At Design Warehouse we pride ourselves on the fact that when you buy from our outdoor collection, you are buying pieces that are built to last. We have carefully sourced some of the world’s most incredible, next generation weather resistant materials, and combined them with impeccable design for poolside furniture that you will love for a lifetime. From sun loungers to Adirondack chairs, umbrellas and more, we have a beautiful range of pool furniture that looks stunning now, and stays that way.

Grade-A Teak is a dream wood to work with when you’re looking to create beautiful all weather furniture, and it looks beautiful next to any pool. Grade-A Teak is a perfect material for outdoor furniture (sunbeds and loungers included), and is famous for the weather resistance and good looks it has shown over the last several centuries in use. Teak offers sun and UV resistance, weathers evenly and comes with a proud and handsome patina that takes on a beautiful silvery sheen over time. In your own outdoor space, teak wood offers very low maintenance in relation to other hardwoods and represents a lifetime purchase, that shouldn’t ever need replacement.

Poolside Chaise

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Amalfi Teak Chaise Lounge

The Amalfi Teak Chaise Lounge is one of the most popular pieces in our teak deep seating collection, as it doubles for outdoor lounging and sunbathing in ease. Made by combining an Amalfi Centre Piece with the opulent and oversized ottoman, the pair work effortlessly together to form a chaise style lounger with room for more than one. Plush, comfortable Sunbrella® fabric covered cushions are included; as with all our deep seating products. Made here in New Zealand and available in four chic shades, they are durable as well as comfortable and elevate the style of any piece they sit upon. The Amalfi’s 100 per cent Grade-A teak frame means that this pool lounger is built to last, with a bold looking frame and timeless appeal.


Classic Adirondack Deck Chairs

Teak Adirondack Chair front angle view

Classic Teak Adirondack Deck Chair

Also in handsome teak, the Adirondack Chair has long been regarded as a popular choice for poolside relaxation all over the world. Designed for hours of lounging, the legendary Adirondack makes it almost impossible not to relax once you’ve settled into its high back and reclining, backward sloping seat resting oh so close to the ground. An added bonus: extra-wide armrests for balancing drinks and small plates, right when you need them. Traditional and comfortable, our teak Adirondack chair has been a steadfast favourite since it arrived in our stores. It features the quintessential five back panels, elegantly curved up on a high angle for the ultimate in relaxation. If you’re looking for a little extra, our Teak Adirondack Chair Set includes a beautifully crafted matching footstool – just a side table for the ice bucket and you need never get up.

Stainless Steel Pool Furniture

Not just any stainless, 316 Stainless Steel is another perfect material for all weather, poolside furniture thanks to its good looks and long lasting resistance to corrosion. We feature 316 Stainless Steel heavily in our range of furniture, due largely to the fact that it is marine quality and thus deters rust, and other damage. It also looks absolutely incredible, and is easy to maintain. Marine Grade stainless steel, as many in the industry know 316, is the top echelon of grading within the category of stainless steels that are used for the outdoor furniture industry. 316 Stainless Steel is more resistant to pitting, scratching and rusting, and its surface finish capabilities also allow a beautiful micro polished or micro-brushed finish to be applied to the stainless for long-term good looks. Cleaned and maintained regularly, this hardy material will also continue to provide the same attractive qualities you saw when you originally purchased your outdoor furniture.

If you like the sound of 316 Stainless Steel (who wouldn’t!) the Summer sun lounger collection is a gorgeous mix of contemporary looks, utilitarian functionality and no-cushion-needed comfort. Batyline® fabric provides resilient springy comfort, while maintaining air-flow, resistance to chlorine and other environmental factors and incredible good looks whilst the spectacular, micro–polished marine-grade 316 stainless steel frame adds style and strength.  The final gorgeous touch is a thin teak piece in place on each of the arms, for a poolside sun lounger you won’t want to leave.

Poolside Furniture Fabric

abbey poolside chair with all-weather fabric cushion

Abbey Relaxing Chair with Batyline Fabric

The aforementioned Batyline® is a fabric made with polyester fibre and finished with an outer layer of PVC, and you’ll find it everywhere in our offering including the beautiful Abbey Relaxing Chair, Summer Relaxing Chair and more. Its unique combination of fabrics creates extreme durability with special characteristics including a low total stretch, no instance of cracking and very good resistance to natural environmental elements.

This makes Batyline® ideal for poolside furniture and any pieces which must retain showroom quality good looks while also staying outdoors year round. The bit of stretch it does allow creates a comfortable and resilient seating surface, and eliminates the need for cushions. In addition, saltwater, chlorine, and most normal household chemicals won’t negatively affect Batyline®, which makes it a perfect poolside lounging fabric or for chairs that will consistently be exposed to relatively harsh conditions. This, plus the inherent elasticity and “memory” of Batyline® ensures that your poolside picks look the same as when you bought them after many sunny outdoor days.

Pool Deck Umbrellas

Lastly, when it comes to the perfect pool setting, you can’t go past a chic, cantilevered umbrella made using Sunbrella® fabric that delivers shade all day long. We can’t rave enough about the unique makeup of Sunbrella® fibres, which come saturated with highly UV stable pigments. Traditional dyeing methods only add colour to the fibre’s exterior, but Sunbrella®’s performance characteristics are an integral part of the fabric. This means they are not an applied finish that would wash off over time, and will maintain their signature hue for many years to come. We use Sunbrella® to produce our premium quality outdoor umbrella options, and we use their high performance fabric on our deep seating furniture too, as well any relaxing and dining chairs that have cushions.

Pool Deck Umbrella - Ascot taupe flat

Ascot Cantilever Umbrella

Choosing a quality outdoor umbrella option that can either tilt or rotate ensures that you are protected from the sun, no matter the angle of the sun. Our large cantilever umbrellas like the Ascot, Kingston and Caribbean styles are ideal for adding extra protection exactly where it’s needed, and look absolutely stunning while doing so. The main benefit of modern cantilever umbrellas is that they can shade a large area without the obstruction that a central pole causes. Our Kingston Cantilever is an impressive 4m square and does a full 360 degree turn, so that you can lock the base in place by the pool and still have shade in a variety of areas.

It doesn’t matter how big or small your poolside paradise is, Design Warehouse will have you covered. Whether you’re after something small and chic, or large and dramatic, we have a selection of charming outdoor furniture options in a sophisticated and always sturdy package.

For more information, please call one of our qualified sales people at  Design Warehouse for more information.

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