“ Type: Patio Accessories „
We bought a swing seat as my parents have one and they are so comfortable. What can be nicer than sitting on the swing seat and gently rocking with a glass of wine and a good book? We spent quite a lot of money on the swing so we bought a cover for it so that in the winter we could cover it up and protect it. I have had garden furniture before that I have left out and after awhile the metal goes rusty and it just does not look good. Not to mention if the swing fittings go rusty, this will weaken the metal and on the next time you come to sit on the swing, you could end up on the floor! We decided that this would be a sound investment to protect our property.
==Price and availability==
You can buy plain polythene sheets for much cheaper, but for ease we wanted one tailored to fit the swing we have. Therefore as a specialist product, this costs £69 and we bought it from the garden centre. This is expensive but it is needed.
This is a hard wearing polyester cover that measures 220 cm by 137 cm by 176 cm. It is designed to fit a three seater swing. The one we have has a canopy that comes with a back rest and a spongy three piece cushion cover. You can leave these on and use the cover to cover the whole thing but I take them all off and use the cover to protect the metal frame alone.
The cover has eyelits that are reinforced and the seems are all double sewed for security. There are cords and cord locks at the base so you can secure it to the ground. It fits snug, but not quite snug enough so I would recommend you secure it to the ground in this way or you could wake up on a wndy morning to find it miles away! The cover is UV proof and it is water resistant. It also protects the item from sap, bird poo and general dirt. It is wipe clean too so it is worth giving a good clean before folding it up and this will protect the cover and help prolong its life span. The cover is easy to put on as it comes with a large zip fastening that is brass and very good quality. The cover zips all the way down to the floor too so it is so easy to fasten.
This is the perfect size for a swing seat and I find it easy to put on and remove. There is no bag for the cover though and it would be useful to have a carry case to hang this up when not in use. I do not cover the seat all the it, mainly gets covered when we go on holiday or when the weather is a little iffy. I am too lazy to put it on and take it off all the time. The quality of the cover is good, its thick and by having all reinforced seams; there will be less chance of the cover tearing.
This is great cover for a three seat swing and although it is quite expensive, when you see the quality and how well it protects the swing you can see that it is worth it.
Protects against snow, rain, birds, frost, sun and pollution. Washable. Ideal for wooden furniture. Features solid brass eyelets, securing cord, double stitched taped seams, integral ventilation panel.