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Centre pole umbrella advantages – Top 3 benefits to using Centre pole umbrellas

centre pole umbrella advantages

In this article we highlight centre pole umbrella advantages and their key pros over other forms of umbrella shading.

Centre pole umbrellas are very common and have been around for a long time and are incredibly useful for certain situations. Whether it’s shade by the pool or an umbrella for the middle of a outdoor dining table. They are very handy.

They have however been usurped by the popular cantilever umbrella. With its side post and base positioned out of the way. There a good reasons to choose a cantilever over a centre pole however centre pole umbrellas have advantages. We take you thought why centre pole umbrellas are sometimes a better choice.


Windspeed is an important factor when considering purchasing an umbrella for shading. How windy is the location for the shade? Does it experience strong gusts? Centre pole umbrellas can withstand greater windspeeds by and large than the cantilever umbrella alternatives. This means they are useful as poolside umbrellas and beach umbrellas aswell as umbrellas positioned on a higher floor of a building.


A centre pole umbrella that can handle higher windspeeds is less likely to get damaged by wind and require maintenance. Additionally, with a pulley or handle opening system centre pole umbrellas can have less internal mechanism to wear out and require repair. This will obviously depend on the models.

Easy to move

Cantilever umbrellas require heavy tiles bases that can be cumbersome and hard to move. Centre pole umbrellas on the other hand have a smaller base which make moving them easier.

Choosing an umbrella is often a mixture of preference vs practicality. A cantilever umbrella might be the obvious solution but based on the above factors a centre pole umbrella advantages might outweigh cantilever umbrellas.

The below video highlights the strength of specific models and sizes of centre pole umbrellas manufactured by Glatz when tested in a windtunnel.