Frequently Asked Questions


Should I choose shadecloth or waterproof PVC for my shade structure?
The best way to determine which material is best is by identifying how you plan to use the shaded area. Shadecloth is not waterproof, so a light to medium shower will allow a light mist through, while water will drip through in a heavier shower. If you are using the sail as a car shade, you can expect to wet during a downpour.

Entertainment Area

A waterproof PVC structure over a dining area is similar to having a verandah. Water will roll off the PVC during periods of rain, keeping the area below dry. If the conditions are windy and rainy, water may still blow in sideways. Please be aware that it is more expensive to install PVC instead of shade cloth.

Swimming Pools

If you are searching for the right shade for your pool in Alice Springs, we recommend shadecloth. Once in place, shadecloth can reduce evaporation and chemical usage, as well as reducing the amount of leaves you get in the pool. Shade over your pool will also protect you and your family from harmful UV rays. Shadetech in Alice can supply and fit shade sails for pools of all shapes and sizes.
Do I need council approval or certification for shade sails/structures?
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