In a resort setting, your pool cabanas are going through wear and tear that’s on another level. Compared to a home cabana, resort pool counterparts can easily rack up 10+ times the use. That means ten times the stains and ten times the need for cabana cleaning. But not all occasions warrant the same treatment.
Here’s how to clean your resort cabana, and what situation each method should apply to:
General Cabana Cleaning Tips
First and foremost, our team advocates for at least cleaning your resort cabanas monthly. With the fantastic Sunbrella® fabrics we supply, general maintenance is easy with the following general guidelines:
- Always use a mild soap. Your cabanas are often treated with a number of beneficial coatings from fire retardance to stain resistance. Using a harsh soap product has the potential to strip away some of those qualities.
- Water should be cold to lukewarm. Never use water that’s at a temperature higher than 100°F/38°C. Just like soap, high water temperatures aren’t good for the overall health of your fabric. Especially if you want to keep the colors looking as vibrant as they were on the day the cabana was assembled.
- Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue. Nobody wants to see streaks on their cabana. Always do a good job to rinse any remaining soap off of your cabana before it has a chance to dry. This will help avoid unsightly soap stains and any unnecessary harm to the fabric.
- Air dry only. Never apply heat to Sunbrella fabrics. Let them air dry instead. Our resort cabanas are built for the outdoors, after all! Allow the sun to do its thing, and your cabana will be dry in no time.
Light Cabana Cleaning
Let’s say a guest spilled his drink, and it left a stain on your fabric. Don’t worry; it doesn’t warrant pulling out all the stops. A light cleaning will do the trick just fine. Just follow steps we’ve laid out below, and make sure to adhere to our guidelines from the last section:
- 1: Brush off loose dirt.
- 2: Hose down the cabana.
- 3: Prepare a cleaning solution of water and mild soap.
- 4: Use a soft bristle brush to clean off the stain.
- 5: Allow the cleaning solution to soak into the fabric.
- 6: Rinse thoroughly until all soap residue is removed.
- 7: Allow to air dry.
As you can see, light cleanings are a simple, easy way to attack stains and light dirt without having to dedicate a whole lot of time to maintenance.
Heavy Cabana Cleaning
Different scenario: A huge storm just came through, and the cabanas are in rough shape. Focused on other aspects of resort maintenance, you haven’t had the time to attend to your resort cabanas while the pool has been closed down, leading to some mildew and stains that need your attention. Here’s a heavy cleaning regimen that will get you squared away:
- 1: Mix eight ounces (1 cup) of chlorine bleach with two ounces (1/4 cup) of mild soap and/or detergent and one gallon of water.
- 2: Clean with a soft bristle brush.
- 3: Allow mixture to soak into the fabric for up to 15 minutes.
- 4: Rinse thoroughly until all soap residue is removed.
- 5: Air dry.
- 6 Repeat if necessary.
As you can see, we’ve made even heavy cleanings simple, as they shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes from start to finish to get your cabana up and beautiful again. Don’t let storms or unforeseen circumstances bring you down. Our fabrics are built to last and can be rejuvenated quickly enough to meet your demanding resort schedule.
Trust Eide Industries With Your Cabana Needs
At Resort Cabanas (a division of Eide Industries, Inc.), we specialize in designing, manufacturing, and engineering custom commercial cabanas and pre-engineered options. With almost 80 years of extensive design, construction, metal fabrication, industrial sewing, and installation experience, we are proud to offer the highest quality products possible, made right here in the U.S.