Open Air Cabanas have become increasingly popular as a stylish and functional addition to any outdoor space. Whether you’re setting up a cabana in your backyard, by the pool, or at a resort, it’s essential to prioritize safety. While these structures provide a comfortable and luxurious environment, certain precautions should be taken to ensure the well-being of those using them. From our team at SummerSpace®, here are a few important safety considerations to keep in mind when putting up your Open Air Cabana.
The stability of any structure is crucial to avoid accidents and allow for long-term safety. When setting up your cabana, ensure that it is securely anchored to the ground.
SummerSpace Open Air Cabanas are made with high-quality, durable materials, exceptional design, and premium construction. Each SummerSpace cabana has ultra-strong aluminum legs with an inverted buttress design that adds strength and stability. Additionally, the anchored footing secures your cabana to concrete or heavy wooden decking. You can have peace of mind that your Open Air Cabana is structurally stable and can withstand even extreme weather. Regularly inspect the cabana to ensure all components are in order.
Too often fire safety is an afterthought for cabana users. But at SummerSpace, we recommend you make it a priority, especially if you plan to use your cabana near a grill, fire pit, or other open flames. Maintain a safe distance of at least 10 feet between your cabana, including curtains or furniture, and any open flames. It is also a good idea to have a fire extinguisher nearby.
Electrical Wiring and Lighting
If you plan to install electrical wiring or lighting in your cabana, it’s essential to follow proper electrical safety guidelines. Hire a professional electrician to handle the wiring, ensuring that it meets the necessary safety codes. We recommend using weatherproof outlets and switches and regularly inspecting the wiring for any signs of damage or exposure to address them promptly.
Slip and Fall Prevention
The hard surfaces often used under Open Air Cabanas, combined with wet feet from the pool or beach, can be slick underfoot. To prevent slip-and-fall accidents, start by having everyone thoroughly dry off before entering the cabana area. You may consider adding slip-resistant rugs or mats inside to provide additional traction. It’s also helpful to regularly clean the cabana area to remove any sand, leaves, or other debris that may increase the risk of falls.
Secure Furniture and Decorations
When choosing furniture and decorations for your cabana, prioritize stability and safety. Opt for sturdy and well-constructed furniture that can withstand regular use and potential wind gusts. If you’d like, you can also anchor larger items to prevent them from tipping over during strong storms. Further, while it is fun and festive to add decor to your Open Air Cabana, remember that it is in fact open air. Be sure to select items that can be safely secured and are fine to be wet.
When putting up your Open Air Cabana, make safety a top priority. With the right precautions in place, you can relax and enjoy your Open Air Cabana without concern. Order your luxury Open Air Cabana today by contacting a SummerSpace dealer near you!