Some tips to prevent your umbrella from flying on the beach
The best way to avoid this kind of inconvenience is to buy a plastic skewer that sinks into the sand in the first place. You can find it online or in any accessible beach store in all coastal areas. Without a doubt, this is the most successful method to nail it correctly on the beach.
Of course, the choice of umbrella is usually difficult because there are all shapes, all colors and all prices. However, we recommend that you prefer the most optimal models with two bars at the top, which are used to turn and drive the spike into the sand. By opting for this type of parasol, rest assured that it will not fly easily and that it will last you all summer. Also, to be on the safe side, you can even moisten it a bit before gluing the skewer and umbrella.
As a general rule, most people place a mound of sand around their umbrella to keep it from moving. Actually, it does not have much effect, but for safety, it is better to take all precautions to avoid possible accidents. Also, keep in mind that when there is a lot of wind on the beach, the convex part of the umbrella must exert resistance. Therefore, before nailing it, always check where the air is coming from to place it correctly.
Another cool trick: take a plastic bag, fill it with sand, pebbles, or whatever comes in handy to give it more weight, and hang it on one of the parasol poles. With all that, it would really take a monster storm to get it off the ground!
How to take good care of the summer umbrella?
Between dust, sand, insects and pollution, your parasol ends up getting dirty very quickly. Therefore, it is necessary to clean it frequently. Therefore, dust and all dried debris should be removed with a brush or sorghum straw broom.
If you feel like a deep clean is needed, get:
· A sponge and a soft bristle brush.
· Colorless soap or detergent with a neutral pH (possibly ecological) that you leave to act for a few minutes.
· Caution: Diluted bleach and trichlorethylene should be used sparingly on tough stains only, to avoid discoloring or damaging the umbrella material.
· The wooden, steel and/or aluminum components of the parasols can also be washed with cold water and suitable detergents.
Eliminates mildew from synthetic fabrics.
Yes, even your umbrella can fall victim to brown, black or greenish stains, the characteristic colors of mold. Rest assured that it is possible to eliminate them quickly with the following method: dilute 1 glass or 1 cup of bleach (about 200-240 ml) in 4 liters of hot water and rub well. Then rinse with a sponge soaked in cold water or with the rubber hose you use to water your garden.
· You can also apply baking soda to neutralize bad odors caused by mold. And, optionally, for pretreatment, you can mix coarse salt with warm water. These are natural and ecological remedies!
- The stiff bristle brush will help you remove stains effectively, but use it carefully as it can damage the fibers of your sunshade fabric. Don’t rub too hard!