When selecting an umbrella stand or sleeve, ensure the product is compatible with your umbrella. Some umbrella sleeves set limitations for the height of umbrellas they can support. Many designs incorporate screws that hold the umbrella pole in place. For this reason, you can often use any sized pole in a sleeve, as long as the pole is smaller than the sleeve. Use shorter mounts for installing umbrellas on outdoor barbecues, counters and tables. A taller base is necessary for supporting extra-wide or tall umbrella types.
I plan to get the umbrella sleeves installed in the decking close to our sun shelf. One thing our PB pointed out is, they will be lower when on the shelf and you may have to duck down when entering the sun shelf from the pool edge. Seems like the hole may fill with leaf bits or dirt if not covered with the cap.
The appropriate height for your umbrella sleeve depends on what kind of mount you will use for the stand. Table-top umbrella bases usually have smaller sleeve heights, typically somewhere around 9 inches long for normal patio umbrellas. Free-standing umbrella bases usually exhibit longer sleeves of 12 to 21 inches to elevate the umbrella higher. Longer sleeves tend to correlate with larger sleeve diameters. Giant umbrellas, which usually have commercial application, may require more complex sleeve systems consisting of both in-ground and above ground sleeves. The largest of giant umbrellas require an in-ground sleeve that may extend 18 inches into the ground.
Haven't had my pool for too long (was only able to swim a handful of times before we had to close it for the winter)Ã¢ÂÂ¦But we do have an umbrella sleeve in our sun shelf.