Swimming pools are an essential component of any backyard design. With the right layout, homeowners can be steps away from a cool oasis in the warmer months.

After installing a large lap pool in their side yard, Waterloo homeowners contacted Monarch Fine Landscapes & Interiors to add their professional touch.

Operating for almost 25 years, Monarch is a full-service design and construction company based in Waterloo and longstanding partners with ShadeFX. They are versed in creating exceptional projects through imaginative design and unparalleled attention to detail and craftsmanship.

The homeowners needed a shaded area over the shallow end of their pool for their young son to lounge and relax. Monarch reached out to ShadeFX after the launch of its newest product offering, the Freestanding Retractable Canopy. It was designed and engineered in response to consumer demand for a robust cantilevered umbrella.

“Our clients wanted shade over their pool. They wanted a product that was architecturally appealing but still functional. This led us to ShadeFX and their new Freestanding Retractable canopy. It’s sleek, modern design seamlessly integrated into our backyard renovation. It is a great poolside solution. It works well and our clients are pleased with the final product. Happy to work with ShadeFX on any future projects.”

– Dave Van Dam, Monarch Fine Landscapes & Interiors

A 16’x10’ freestanding frame powder coated Traffic Black was mounted over the pool, wide enough to clear the pool cover tracks. A double manual shade that retracts from either side was added in a Sunbrella Slate fabric.

Its two-post design makes it a versatile product in any outdoor renovation. It ensures a sleek look giving better access to the pool that may otherwise be hindered by a heavy four-post structure.

The homeowners, along with family and friends, can now enjoy the shade without having to leave the pool. They also have added UV protection. With the flexibility of retracting the shade on either side, pool loungers can decide when they want shade or open sky.

Whether poolside or over the pool, ShadeFX has you covered. Contact us today.