Material and Maintenance:
In water pool lounge chairs have to be able to withstand water, so the majority of them are made from plastic or water-resistant metals. However, this does not mean that you won't have to regularly maintain your lounge chairs. Though plastic is easy enough to maintain, it will show scratches easily due to its thinner nature. On the other hand, aluminum chairs are rust-resistant but may warp and expand in extreme heat, so Hannes Peer states that they're not the best choice for super hot climates. Moreover, though fabric lounge chairs may be comfortable, the fabric can often not be removed. Fabric chairs are therefore more difficult to keep clean, especially if the fabric is a lighter color like white or beige. For less maintenance, burgundy or navy fabric is a good option.
Classic pool lounge chairs feature a ridged design reminiscent of 1970s and 1980s style. Ridged chairs can add retro flair to your pool area, especially if you choose a bright color like red or orange. Nevertheless, they can also add depth and texture to your modern pool space. Rayman Boozer recommends white, as it is a contemporary color that will never go out of style, but we don't recommend it if you want a low-maintenance set of chairs. Alternatively, metal lounge chairs may look contemporary but aren't as comfortable as they won't contour to your body, meaning you'll have to add a cushion for long lounging sessions. Another option for pool chairs is ones that have a wooden base. This can add either rustic charm or cool mid-century modern style to your pool area depending on the leg design.
How Many Included:
The size of your pool area will partially determine how many pool lounge chairs you need. If you only have a small pool, 1 to 2 chairs are more than enough, especially if you pick long loungers that extend fully. However, for a large pool area, having only two chairs will make the rest of your space appear empty and unwelcoming. For an average pool, Thomas Woltz states 3 to 4 chairs are a good amount. This will accommodate guests when they come to stay and be enough for your family. Plus, a matching set of chairs will lend your patio a more aesthetically pleasing look without much effort. Still, it's never a bad idea to measure your patio so you can determine the space to leave in between each lounge chair -- 10 inches should be the minimum.