Opening the umbrella and Safety
When opening the umbrella, pull out the ribs to ensure they move freely, and then gently pull on
the pulley cord to slowly raise the sliding hub upwards. Continue to raise until the fabric is taut
and then insert the pin into the highest possible hole. A tautly erected umbrella will be stronger
and will not allow the canvas to whiplash in the wind which may cause the strut ends to break.
The umbrella should be closed prior to the onset of strong gusty wind conditions and covered
with heavy duty protective PVC cover only when dry.
Timber & Aluminium Maintenance
The aluminium components of this umbrella may be cleaned with detergents such as Handy
Andy. It is recommended that Natural Timber Sealer or similar high quality sealer or penetrating
oil specified for outdoor applications be used for maintenance of the wooden hub.
To clean the fabric, open the umbrella and put on its side and remove dirt using a soft brush with
water. In order to protect the Teflon properties, use only a mild detergent that does not contain
ammonia and never dry-clean the fabric.