What type of parasol base to choose?
That's it, you've decided on the right parasol model for you. However, the parasol alone will not guarantee you absolute peace of mind this summer. It's indeed necessary to think of maintaining your parasol on the ground, in order to guarantee the best possible stability.
If you have chosen a parasol with an offset pole, then you have no choice. This one will not hold without having ballasted it. So what are the best practices?
The most common solution: slabs to be weighted with water or sand
If you have a central pole umbrella
We recommend tiles of at least 20 kg each, i.e. a total ballast of 80 kg. We offer the appropriate slabs on our site, size 50 x 50 cm. These tiles are to be filled with water or sand.
If you have a parasol with an offset pole
We recommend tiles of at least 25 kg each, i.e. a total ballast of 100 kg. We offer the appropriate slabs on our site, size 50 x 50 cm. These tiles are to be filled with water or sand. Note also that the 50 x 50 cm slabs, of 20 kg each, can be sufficient to ballast your parasol.
NB: Our slabs are particularly adapted to the ballasting needs of our Belveo parasols. However, you can of course buy slabs in most DIY stores.
The most practical solution: the rolling stand
The parasol stand with wheels is ideal if you want to be able to move your parasol without having to systematically move the heavy and cumbersome slabs.
Our feet with wheels have several advantages:
✓ Easy to install and move
✓ Perfectly adapted to Belveo parasols
✓ No corrosion
✓ No tiles to buy
✓ Allows 360° rotation of the parasols with offset masts
You can weight (i.e. fill) your parasol's slabs with water or sand. Note however that sand is heavier than water. The more ballast, the more stable the parasol will be in the wind. We therefore recommend ballasting with sand if possible.
If you are in a very windy area: if possible, we advise you to use our feet with wheels for central mast and offset mast, because these feet are heavier when ballasted (i.e. when filled with water or sand), than our slabs.
NB: Yes, it is possible to fix the cross-shaped foot of your parasol to the ground if you do not wish to use tiles. Indeed, all our cross-shaped legs are equipped with holes at the ends to allow them to be pegged to the ground.