Whether you string a hammock between two palm trees or buy a hammock that comes with its own frame, the simple fact that you have a hammock at all is a relaxing thought that instantly relieves stress and makes people feel more at home.
A Hammock Near the Pool
While most people will buy a set of backyard table and chairs so they can relax or eat a meal next to their backyard pool, adding a hammock to your list of poolside accessories will instantly make your pool seem more tropical.
Nothing terrible has ever happened in a hammock. They are designed for leisurely … even lazy … afternoons gently swinging in the fresh air.
Read a book, enjoy a glass of iced tea, or simply listen to the sounds of the natural world around you and you can appreciate the full benefits of having a backyard hammock near the pool.
While hammocks are naturally relaxing, there are a couple of things to keep in mind when using a hammock.
First, be careful getting in and out of a hammock. Depending how it’s mounted, if you try to get out too quickly you easily can be flipped over and deposited roughly on the ground. Ouch!
It’s also important not to overload the hammock. Check the maximum weight capabilities of the hammock before inviting somebody else to join you. It’s no fun if the ropes, chains or hammock material itself break and everyone falls to the ground.
Hammocks and pets are one of those things that sound like a good idea but actually aren’t. Pets tend to get startled when placed in a swinging hammock, whether your are in it with them or not. The best plan is to make your hammock strictly “humans only”.