Choosing the Best: 10 Pool Lounge Chairs and Their Materials

Pool Lounge Chairs

While there are a variety of outdoor seating options, pool lounge chairs are widely regarded as the key to a comfortable outdoor space. They are the right place to sit and chat with friends and family, dry off from the pool, and relax in the summer sun.

We consulted the experts for advice on what to look for in the perfect pool chaise lounge chair and a list of our favorites.

Best Pool Lounge Chairs: The Top Picks

Let's explore these patio furniture pieces, looking at details like brand, price, and materials.

1. The Sun Lounger: A Choice for Poolside Relaxation

Teak frame Sun Lounger with thin white cushion
  • Brand: Neighbor
  • Price: $1,600
  • Materials: Teak wood frame, Sunbrella® acrylic outdoor fabric

With a teak wood frame and washable outdoor fabric, The Sun Lounger is both durable and comfortable. This outdoor chaise lounge chair has a built-in side table for poolside beverages and features five position recline options to ensure the lumbar support you need.

“We love that our teak Sun Lounger with foam cushions is made with fade-proof Sunbrella fabric, has wheels for portability, and has a built-in side table that slides out on either side,” says Mike Fretto, co-founder of Neighbor.

With its refined design, high-quality materials, exceptional durability, and a choice of over five fabric colors, Neighbor's signature chaise is perfect for lounging by the pool.

Neighbor offers free shipping, a 45-day product trial, and a full warranty. Additionally, swatches of the six different fabric colors can be ordered in advance.

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2. Sorrento Lounge Chair: A Stylish and Comfortable Option

Black aluminum frame Lounge Chair with light gray cushion
  • Brand: Castlery
  • Price: From $469
  • Materials: Aluminum, fabric with PU foam

Available as a single chair, two-seater, or three-seater, the Sorrento is the perfect patio lounge chair. Its linear proportions maximize comfort.

According to Karen Rohr, “the Sorrento is an excellent option for a more modern, clean, and sleek chair. It’s also at a reasonable price and the metal frames make for a more durable chair for any weather.”

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3. Colby Outdoor Chaise Lounge: A Modern Design for Poolside Comfort

Black aluminum frame Outdoor Chaise Lounge with grey cushions
  • Brand: Yardbird
  • Price: From $860
  • Materials: Aluminum frame, Sunbrella® acrylic outdoor fabric

The modern Colby Outdoor Chaise Lounge Chair is known for its versatility and comfort. It offers five different recline positions, raised armrests, and has a thick back cushion for additional support.

The chair is just one in the expansive Colby Collection, a set known for prioritizing comfort for outdoor seating.

Aside from this outdoor chaise lounge chair, the Colby Collection includes a bistro set, sofa set, sectional and ottoman.

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4. Skiff Outdoor Sun Lounger: Perfect for Soaking Up the Sun in Style

aluminum frame Outdoor Sun Lounger with grey mesh
  • Brand: Blu Dot
  • Price: From $1,395
  • Materials: Aluminum frame, mesh

The clean design of the Skiff Outdoor Sun Lounger attracts those partial to furniture with a minimalist design.

The lounger is made from rust-resistant aluminum and Batyline mesh, sturdy materials that require minimal maintenance.

This outdoor chaise lounge chair is UV resistant to prevent discoloration on sunny outdoor days and offers five recline positions.

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5. Looma Bean Bag Chair: A Fun and Unique Poolside Seating Option

beige outdoor Bean Bag
  • Brand: Industry West
  • Price: $995
  • Materials: Foam, fabric

Crafted with crushed outdoor foam Looma Bean Bag Chair brings quality poolside.

The contemporary fabric cover adds an element of luxury to this chaise. This chair lets poolgoers truly move around and relax.

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6. Idle Sun Lounger: Relax in Luxury with this Poolside Lounging Chair

Vivid blue aluminum Sun Lounger with polymesh fabric of the same color
  • Brand: CB2
  • Price: From $449
  • Materials: Polymesh fabric, aluminum tube frame

Nap flat or read upright in the Idle Sun Lounger by CB2. Known to “bring color to outdoor seating,” the lounger is “modern, colorful, and little to no maintenance,” according to Ariel Richardson. This lounger is available in Cobalt Blue, Black and White.

The chair has five recline positions and is easy to clean with just a mild soap and water. A lounge-specific cover is sold separately for extra protection from the elements. 

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7. Double the Comfort with the Hampton Double Chaise

Wicker Double Chaise Lounge with white cushions
  • Brand: Pottery Barn
  • Price: From $749
  • Materials: Solid Mahogany, Aluminum, All-weather resin wicker, 100% polypropylene cushions filled with polyurethane foam and polyester fibers.

Made from rattan, the Hampton Double Chaise captures the aesthetic of wicker while remaining sun-, heat-, and water-resistant. “This aluminum and all-weather wicker piece will stand up to weather without falling apart,” says Richardson. “This is a very casual and cozy patio chaise lounge chair that allows you to cozy up with your BFF and catch up on all the latest gossip. 

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8. Nautical Chaise: A Classic and Timeless Design for Poolside Relaxation

Gray Nautical Chaise lounger
  • Brand: Polywood
  • Price: From $299
  • Materials: POLYWOOD® Lumber

Made with Polywood lumber, a proprietary blend of sustainable materials including landfill-bound and ocean-bound plastics, this chaise lounge chair is known for its durability.

With weather resistance and color-stay technology, the chaise is low maintenance and stands up to all conditions. With good materials and a sturdy build, this piece can be used as an in-pool chaise for lounging on a pool ledge, even if you're dipping your toes in the water depth.

Lucy Small loves the Nautical Chaise for its durability: " It’s an outdoor lounger that can withstand any weather.”

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9. A Durable Option: Sunset Teak Lounge Chair

Teak Lounge Chair with white back and seat cushions
  • Brand: CB2
  • Price: From $1,699
  • Materials: Teak wood, 100% polyester cushions

The Sunset Teak Lounge Chair is all about angles– the exaggerated seat of the chair creates a Midcentury visual appeal and a natural lean backwards.

“These chairs are such a good option,” says Karen Rohr. “The frame is good quality, and the style is unique. It’s perfect for those looking for a more clean and modern aesthetic.”

If you don't have much space, it can stand alone. But if you've got more room, then Sunset Teak Lounge Chair can be paired with the Sunset Teak Outdoor Patio Loveseat to create a dreamy outdoor seating area.  

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10. Lounge in Style with the Maya Sofa

 gray Poolside sofa
  • Brand: Room & Board
  • Price: From $1,599
  • Materials: Plywood frame, 100% polypropylene cushion

The Maya Sofa delivers on weather-resistant outdoor fabric. “I love the nice deep seats on the Maya Sofa,” says Ariel Richardson. “There are lots of different finish options to match your taste, and it’s waterproof and fade resistant. This is a versatile piece that is easy to separate for smaller seating areas or create a larger outdoor sectional.”

If you’re looking for fabric outdoor furniture brands, the Maya Sofa brings the soft texture that we love about indoor furniture outside, without the worry about damage from the elements.

It also comes with the option to choose from 45 fabric options, from mist navy to niro orange.

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What Should You Look for in a Pool Lounge Chair?


While searching for a chaise lounge chair for the pool that fits your needs, keep the comfort of your family and guests in mind.

“If you plan on spending long hours in the chair, make sure it's large enough to be comfortable and has plenty of support for your back and legs.”

“Think about the size and shape of the chair,” recommends Karen Rohr. “If you plan on spending long hours in the chair, make sure it's large enough to be comfortable and has plenty of support for your back and legs.”

Also consider the chair height, as some people prefer low chairs, while others prefer higher ones.


Unlike indoor pieces, outdoor furniture is often moved around – at the end of summer or in the backyard.

Ariel Richardson suggests modular pieces that are easy to move and reconfigure, as “you never know if your space will change when you buy a new grill or install an outdoor kitchen.”

Many brands add wheels to one end of the chair, a useful feature if you plan to move your furniture often.

Additionally, remember that some chairs switch between upright and lying-down positions. If you want this feature, look for chairs with this capability.

If you love sunbathing regularly, you might want to look for a lounger with a face hole—it'll let you relax longer without getting neck pain.


Similar to other pieces of furniture, pool lounge chairs can vary widely in cost. Karen Rohr recommends considering your budget, as “outdoor lounge chairs can range in price from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars, so it’s essential to set a realistic budget before you start shopping.”


Lucy Small recommends seeking out an all-weather setup and avoiding cotton, linen, and other fabrics known to grow mold or mildew when it rains.

Small suggests considering a chair made from waterproof materials or with easy-to-replace fabric for protection from the elements.

Consider the frame material: "chairs made from natural materials such as wood or resin wicker will require more maintenance than those made from synthetic materials like plastic or aluminum."

You might also want to check out customer reviews on durability to see if others with similar weather conditions and space have had good experiences with the pool lounge chair.

What Materials You Should Consider for Outdoor Pool Chairs

There are a variety of materials that make excellent outdoor pool chairs—but it all depends on what you’re looking for. For those searching for a durable and low-maintenance pool chair, Lucy Small recommends polyresins, such as Polywood. However, Small recommends Teak for those leaning towards wood (and therefore prepared to take on the associated maintenance).

Karen Rohr advises you to consider your budget before selecting a material. On the less expensive side is aluminum, as it’s lightweight and doesn’t rust. Plastic is another affordable option, but Rohr says it can break down over time in direct sunlight.

Corey Lee suggests a material that provides an ample amount of airflow. “Open wicker weaves and mesh sling fabrics dry quickly and severely cut down on maintenance,” says Lee.

Once you've chosen your material, Ariel Richardson suggests buying optional covers to extend the furniture's lifespan. "Outdoor furniture wears out quicker than indoor furniture, so covers help protect your investment," says Richardson.

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Heather Bien
Heather Bien is a Washington, DC-based writer whose work appears on Apartment Therapy, MyDomaine, Martha Stewart Weddings, mindbodygreen, and more. She previously worked in interior design and still can't resist redecorating every chance she gets.
Heather Bien
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Heather Bien
Heather Bien is a Washington, DC-based writer whose work appears on Apartment Therapy, MyDomaine, Martha Stewart Weddings, mindbodygreen, and more. She previously worked in interior design and still can't resist redecorating every chance she gets.
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