How to pick a hammock for a poolside position

There’s nothing better than splashing around the pool with friends and family on a hot summer’s day. It’s refreshing, relaxing and quintessentially Australian.

A hammock in your backyard is the ultimate poolside accessory – it creates another comfortable resting space for your pool guests and it enhances the appearance of your outdoor living space.

However, not all hammocks are made equal, and therefore choosing the right hammock for your outdoor living area is essential to ensure longevity and comfort.

There are a few key features that you need to consider when selecting a poolside hammock; the material, design, and of course, the aesthetics!

A poolside hammock needs to be robust enough to handle the outdoor elements (our hot Australian sunshine) whilst also being water proof (to handle wet guests post swim). Therefore, the best material for a poolside hammock is nylon.

Nylon is one of the most durable materials available. It is incredibly tough and hard wearing - you can leave your nylon hammock uncovered poolside, in the full sun all summer long, and know that it will not affect the appearance or integrity of the hammock. Nylon is both UV-resistant and unlikely to fade. Furthermore, is completely weather-resistant against mildew and rot.

Our range of nylon hammocks are handwoven with an extra strong weave for heavy use. They are designed to last a lifetime as they are tough against the elements, yet still soft and comfortable for the user. The poolside hammocks are easy to install and come in a range of colours, including our most popular colour ‘beachy cream’.

Here are our top picks for poolside hammocks that have been tried and tested over the years: