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Gabriella Sanchez

Last summer we had a pool put in. The package included an 8’x10’ pool house for the pump and stuff, with enough space for a change area. Unfortunately, there is no shade and not enough space for a pergola, plus the budgets a bit tight. We considered a permanent sail, but we don’t always want the shade, so we opted for a retractable 10’x8’ Aleko awning. I wish they had a 10’x10’ model available. The price was the deciding point as it was more budget friendly but unfortunately we now know the quality is not very good as the striped fabric has completely faded to white in less than 9 months. It opens and closes with a remote. You don’t have to open it fully, so you can be partially sit in the shade and the sun. It’s no longer working smoothly, makes a lot of noise, and there’s no protection for the rolled up awning fabric on the wall. I’ve had to discourage a couple of persistent birds from nesting on top of it. Next time, we will buy a completely enclosed cassette unit to prevent those pesky birds from nesting! Can’t speak highly of Aleko – it’s just not a good product period!