Daylight savings is in place and its March 13th already. Days are longer and spring is coming in full speed. We come home from work and there is still daylight. What do we see: our backyard and the empty pool? It’s time for getting the pool ready. That takes a weekend. But what else would you need with a swimming pools; pool floats and pool toys. Let’s take a look at some of the new pool floats that we’ll start selling this year.
We have some new items that have entered our large pool floats section. Aquaria came up with two pool floats made with Aqua Cell. One of them is Marquis which is 70 inches long and 1 ¼ inches thick. The other one is Aquaria Deluxe float which is approximately the same as Marquis but thicker with 1 ¾ inches thickness. Both floats are very well designed. Colors are bright. Aqua Cell is perfectly buoyant. These two floats are made in the USA.
A new comer to the vinyl dipped pool floats are the new Lazy Waves floats. We currently carry a medium thick at 1 ½ inch thickness and an extra thick at 2 inches. Lazy Waves pool floats are very soft to the touch almost like a jelly material. This makes relaxation on them very desirable. Pool floats are offered in aquamarine and coral colors. These pool floats are also made in USA. Lazy Waves also offers kids floats that are shaped like sea creatures. These floats are vinyl dipped like the originals. Check out floating dolphin, seahorse and lobster.
Our line up of canvas pool floats remain the same with some color changes. They are still made in the USA with high quality Sunbrella fabrics. In 2012 our most popular new items were our canvas floats. We have seen lots of sales on Kai pool lounges, Kai Infinity pool lounges and Floating Beanbag lounges.
If we are talking about pool floats our best sellers are always Texas Recreation floats. This year we have some extra colors and minimal changes in sizes. As always our bestsellers will be Sunsation; Supersoft; Kool Pool Float; Sunray and at last but not the least Ultra Sunsation. Tropical teal and Metallic Blue are the new colors that will catch attention this summer.
If you own a pool; this is the time to consider our pool floats. Look at all our items that have reviews and you will receive valuable insights from other customers just like you. Also read at our pool floats buying tips section for valuable suggestions.
I can’t believe it’s March already. After a tiring day at work and I’m still fighting the flu. The whole country is under a cold front where some parts are snowing and some parts flooding. Basically North America is going thru a late winter with temperatures around 30s and 40s. Yet I just picked up my daughter from daycare and heading to our apartment on Collins Avenue on Miami Beach. It’s about 70 F. It’s cold enough not to go to the beach for Miamians. But hey since I’m home early and we have a new born who is almost two weeks old and my two and a half year old needs to run and release energy, I said lets go down to the beach. It’s about 5:30 pm. Sun has already sunk behind the big condominiums leaving the beach with a cool shade. We walked down to the beach and didn’t even take a towel. I had the condo chaise lounges in mind. There are always left over chaise lounges lying around on our beach. This time there were none. Our condo has strap beach chaise lounges. There was a large stack that was locked up. So we had to sit on the sand.
Wild Dolphin Fins on Miami Beach
Seagull on Miami Beach
Wild Dolphins on Miami Beach
The beach was empty except some joggers north and a guy fishing south of us. Suddenly I saw a few people pointing the water and there they were a big pack of dolphins. They were very close to the shore. You could see many fins coming up. There were a few that jumped off the water but it’s hard to catch these. We were very excited. I texted a few people while trying to take pictures and video at the same time. We sat on the beach about 45 minutes and the dolphins traveled from south of us to north of us and were very playful and looked like they were enjoying something.
Outdoor Patio Furniture Cushions
After reading some customer emails and getting feed back, we gathered top 5 funny reasons why it’s time to change your outdoor furniture cushions.
Here is the Top 5:
5- You can’t remember what color the cushions were originally.
4- Your neighbors faint as soon as they get to near you patio furniture.
3- Your dog wouldn’t even sniff the cushions anymore.
2- You realize the bad smell in the patio is not coming from your neighbor’s backyard.
1- There is a scientifically undocumented plant growing on your seat cushions. The roots are in the foam!
Canvas Pool Floats
Memorial Day is days away. Summer has kicked in officially. Lots of early birds have started buying their swimming pool floats and lake toys for the memorial day parties on the lake or pool. It’s still not too late to shed some light on pool floats offered this year. Customers call and ask for specific things year after year which provides us feedback and more knowledge about products that we carry. So I will provide most of this knowledge to you as much as I can.
The number one question we get is about the types of pool floats. It’s very simple. There are inflatables, foam floats and beanbag floats. Inflatables are basic vinyl toys that you inflate and use for floatation. Foam floats are sheets of closed cell foam that doesn’t sink. When I say foam it’s not styro-foam. It’s more like a rubber plastic foam that you see on the gym floor just like a yoga mat. These sheets of foam is designed to stay unsinkable and carry the weight of the person lying on it. Then we have the new bean bag floats. We call them canvas floats because they are made with canvas like fabrics from Sunbrella. Inside the fabric is thousands of styrofoam beads that float. These floats are exactly like bean bags. They just happen to float.
Now that you know the three type of floats offered in the market let’s get to the second most question we receive. It’s about foam pool floats. Customers ask: ” What’s the difference between all foam floats offered?” The answer is again very simple. Foam floats are divided into two. Vinyl covered and not covered. Non covered floats are just the foam without any coating. Vinyl covered floats have a vinyl coating on the closed cell foam. Vinyl makes it look a little nicer. It’s easier to clean. Smooth to the touch. Vinyl covered floats tend to be a little more expensive.
Third question: “Why are they priced differently? They all look same to me.” Pricing relies on the thickness and size of the float. Sizes are usually approximate but thickness drives all prices.
Ultra Sunsation Luxe
Fourth question: “How important is the thickness?” My reply is usually “It’s very important”. The thicker the float the more buoyant it is. The thinner the float the more water you will have contact with. Depending on the size of the person lying on the float the buoyancy changes. Unfortunately, manufacturers don’t disclose any information about what weight a float can handle. For that reason if you are a heavy person I always suggest for thicker floats. If you are heavy and choose a thinner float your body will be submerged in water. Not that it’s a bad thing. Some customers prefer to get more water on them. On the other hand some customers don’t want to touch the water at all. Also one other buoyancy factor is the water. Salt water is more buoyant than fresh water. The same float will be more buoyant in the sea and ocean or salt water pools. May be this is why manufacturers don’t disclose buoyancy information because there are many factors that weigh in.
Now that I went over the major questions we receive on pool floats let me show you our most popular sellers. Our best sellers of all time are Sunsation, Kool pool float, Supersoft and Ultra Sunsation. This season we have some new floats that made the top five: Sunsation, King Kai Pool Float, Kai Pool Float, Monterey Float and Ultra Sunsation.
Whether you have a pool or make trips to the lake or ocean, pool floats are always good toys to have with you. They are comfortable and fun to use. If you still have questions about our products call our customer service line and we will be happy to answer your questions. In the meantime check our website that’s only dedicated for pool floats. It provides information and customer reviews on most items in the market today. We update our products and information periodically.
Miami Beach, FL
Summer is finally here. Cleanup the backyard, organize the garden and get ready for fun nights outdoors. Do you already have patio furniture? If the answer is yes, great, you might need to clean them up after the long winter and may be replace them with new cushions. If you want to spice up what you already have, then the easiest way is buying some outdoor pillows. Sunbrella pillows offer hundreds of exciting colors that can help with coloring your patio furniture. If you are in the market for some new outdoor furniture then you should look in our collections to find the best one that matches your taste and budget. We have choices for every budget. You can browse our designs by material such as aluminum, resin, plastic, teak and wicker or you can go by type such as chairs, tables, deep seating sets, dining sets benches and so on. When buying new furniture also don’t forget about covers. Our patio furniture covers offer year round protection for all kinds of furniture. If you have any questions drop us a line and we will be happy to help.
Pool owners; is the pool ready for the summer dive? We have added a variety of new products for the pool area. Choose from exciting new foam pool floats, resin pool furniture, pool toys, water slides, rafts, lights and spa accessories. And don’t forget to get some storage boxes for the pool and backyard to keep the mess away. We recently added decorative wicker and resin deck boxes that will be perfect for keeping the cluster away and storing safely. If you need bigger storage space you can always look at our garden sheds to see if any one will fit your needs.