Monthly Archives: July 2010

Offer Your Children Shade and Protection with Swing Set Canopies


Swing Set Canopy Tarp

If your children are like mine, they spend hours every day outdoors during the summer. My daughter especially loves her swing set. I feel better about her spending longer hours outside when she has some kind of shade protection from the sun. Swing set canopy tarps are the perfect solution for my family and might be perfect for yours, too! Made of heavy marine-grade vinyl or thick, sturdy Sunbrella fabric, these tarps offer UV protection and are durable enough to last for years. Standard tarp sizes are in stock, but you can even get specific custom sizes and colors: practically any size / color combination that you may need! You can use these to protect and shelter your swing sets, playsets, playground equipment and play forts. Your children will thank you!

Outboard Motor Covers Keep Motors in Top Shape



Whether you are done boating for the day or for the season, it’s a good idea to cover your motor with a high quality outboard motor cover.  Doing so helps to protect the motor from dust and dirt that can easily damage the inner workings.   Additionally, outboard motor covers prevent scratches as well as damage caused by exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays.  Covering your outboard motor ensures a longer life and a higher resale value should you ever decide to upgrade to a larger motor.

Cool, Unique Shade Sails


 Shade SailShade Sail

Shade sails, also known as sun sails, are quickly gaining popularity in the US and are a beautiful way to shade your backyard, patio, courtyard, or children’s play area. A shade sail is a large, geometric shape of fabric that is stretched nice and tight over an area to provide shade. They are wonderfully versatile and can be attached to many surfaces, including trees, homes, and columns or posts. They can also be taken down seasonally as required. With the proper tension, shade sail fabric will not wrinkle, sag, or flap in the wind. You can find these sails in a variety of different fabrics and fabric weights, all designed to block harmful UV rays.  There simply is not another product on the market that can provide the protection and elegance of shade sails. They are the perfect combination of decorative and functional!

Patio Furniture Covers Offer Year-Round Protection


Furniture Covers

Choosing Outdoor Patio Furniture Covers is just as important a decision as choosing the furniture itself.  You spend a good deal of money on high quality patio furniture, so it’s vital to protect that furniture so that it will continue to look good and last for many years.  Covering your outdoor furniture with high quality patio furniture covers ensures a proper fit and a long life for your furniture pieces.

It used to be that people only covered their outdoor furniture in the winter.  But, patio furniture can easily become dirty and damaged when exposed to harsh weather conditions common at other times of year, such as rain, hail, high winds, and the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays.  More homeowners prefer to cover their outdoor furniture year round when it’s not in use.

Safety Covers for Drowning Prevention


Mesh Safety Cover


While pools are fun and can be a great addition to any home, they can also be dangerous if precautions are not taken to prevent drowning. According to the CDC, drowning is the second leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 14 years old. Additionally, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has found that 75% of the children involved in swimming pool submersion or drowning accidents were between the ages of 1 to 3 years old. These can be scary statistics if you have a pool. Children seem to be naturally drawn to water. While adult supervision is always the best way to prevent drowning, accidents can still occur. In addition to installing alarms on any doors leading to the pool and in the pool itself, swimming pool safety covers are the very best method of drowning prevention.

Safety covers are specifically designed to withstand high amounts of weight and prevent people, animals, and objects from entering the pool’s surface. In fact, covers must be able to hold a minimum of 485 pounds per five square feet in order to qualify as a “safety” covers. Safety covers can be made to fit any size and shape pool and come in mesh and solid varieties. All safety covers  are anchored to a deck with straps that pull the cover taut over the pool. This tension creates a protective surface over your pool that can support hundreds of pounds more that an average person weighs! No more stress and worrying that your children will wander into an unprotected pool.

Boat and Accessory Covers


Boat Cover

Boating is a past time that many Americans enjoy. From fishing to skiing to just relaxing on the water, boats have something for the whole family. However, they don’t come cheap and require quite an investment. Protecting every square inch of your boat is important and necessary to maintain its appearance. Boat covers are available in all shapes and sizes and can be made to fit any boat, including ski boats, pontoon boats, canoes, and pedal boats. If you are looking for more localized protection for certain features of you boat, you can find boat accessory covers, too. There are covers for motors, seats, and even consoles. Covering your boat ensures that you will be able to maintain and enjoy it for many years!