The Poseidon Tensile Umbrella

The Poseidon Tensile Umbrella

Shades are extremely proud to have designed and manufactured our own maintenance free Tensile Umbrella - The Poseidon. Renowned for its exceptional strength and durability, The Poseidon is perfect ‘fit and forget’ solution for the education, leisure and retail sectors. This is one of the few central mast tensile umbrellas in the United Kingdom to be certified for such outstanding snow loading and wind bearing capabilities.

The Poseidon is installed directly into the ground using our specially designed in-ground sleeve system. When combined with the 114mm treated powder coated steel mast, this delivers a phenomenal degree of stability and allows us to offer an unrivaled 10 year framework guarantee with confidence.

Canopy Information

The 4m x 4m scalloped edge canopy is a polyester material which has a PVC lacquer coating on both sides to protect the canvas against the vast range of weather conditions we encounter in the UK. Available in a variety of colours, there’s shade for everyone. Our Poseidon membranes are flame retardant, UV resistant, maintenance free, and are backed by an exceptional 5 year warrantee.


Standard colours are white, yellow, red, burgundy, light blue, dark blue and green, with others available upon request.

Optional Extras

Print work - We can provide text, logos, or both if needed to provide coverage and signage simultaneously. This is a great way to ensure the promotion of your brand 365 days a year!

Bumper pads - For those who are a little unsteady on their feet we can supply a cushioned pad (matching the colour of your membrane) which wraps around the mast.

Integrated wiring loom for :-

Lighting - Energy efficient LED lights are mounted onto the umbrella arms and come in a hard wearing and attractive powder coated tube.

Heating - All of our 1.5kw infrared heaters come with a safety guard to protect your customers and can be connector to a timed control switch if required, allowing for a more comfortable customer experience all year round.