This E-Rigging project takes us down to south Louisiana, where we help a close friend install a sun shade over a backyard patio and pool.
Read more to find out what products were used and how you can create some shade for your pool or patio.
Louisiana has very hot summers. A pool is a great place to beat that summer heat, but sometimes it can be too hot to swim due to the sun warming the pool waters making it difficult to enjoy and cool off. That is why our friend contacted us about installing a sun shade over his pool. His family was complaining that it was too hot to swim and he needed to fix that. This sunshade went up easily and has made the pool much more enjoyable during the summer months. Watch our YouTube video to check out the installation.
Here is the list of products you need to complete this project:
The first step in our project required us to install 2 stainless steel shoulder eyebolts into two separate pre-installed 4x4 posts.
The inside eyebolts will be used as attachment points for the cable assemblies used to suspend the sun shade over the pool and patio. The outside eyebolts will be used as separate attachment points for the cable assemblies providing structural support for the two posts.
Once the eyebolts were installed, we screwed in earth ground anchors as ground attachment points for the supporting cable assemblies.
Next, we connected one end of a stainless steel jaw and jaw turnbuckle into the eyebolt, connected the other end to the cable assembly, and then, connected the cable assembly to the earth ground anchor.
We repeated the same process for the other cable assembly, and lastly, applied tension to the cable assemblies and posts by tightening the turnbuckles.
With both support cable assemblies installed, the next step in our project required us to install the other two cable assemblies used to suspend the sun shade over the pool and patio.
We connected each assembly to stainless steel jaw and jaw turnbuckles and connected them to the eyebolts we previously installed.
Once everything was in place, we tensioned each cable assembly with the turnbuckles, attached the sunshade to each cable run, and pulled the sun shade over the pool and patio, finishing our project.