How To Choose The Right Pool Towels?

How To Choose The Right Pool Towels?

8 minute read

Summer is the time for pool parties, beach days and outdoor fun. It's also the time to stock up on pool towels. Here's some suggestions on how to choose the right pool towels for your needs.

What is the difference between beach and pool towels?

Good Beach towels are often a little larger and little thinner than pool towels, making them easy to transport, hold less sand and dry quicker. Beach towels also tend to be more durable, so they can stand up to sand and salt water, so it’s a good idea to use a commercial quality towel for your guests. Pool towels, on the other hand, are usually slightly smaller and can be as economical or plush as your environment requires. There is a huge variety and selection of pool towels to choose from, and with a little thought before your purchase you can select the perfect pool towel for your vrbo, Airbnb, resort or hotel.

pool and beach towels
Pool towels come in different styles and colors

What factors do you need to consider when choosing pool towels?

There are many factors to consider when choosing pool and beach towels. First, you need to decide what type of towel you want. There are many different types of pool towels on the market, from traditional cotton towels, a cotton/poly blend towel or a luxurious cotton/silk blend. You'll also need to decide on a size. Do you want large pool towels that can double as beach blankets, or lighter weight pool towels that are easy to pack and dry quickly? Once you've decided on the type and size of pool towel you want, you'll need to choose a color or design. Bright colors will help your pool towels stand out from the crowd, but keep in mind that light colors may show stains more easily. Finally, don't forget to consider the price. Wholesale pool towels can range from quite affordable to quite expensive, so it's important to set a budget and stick to it. With a little bit of planning, you can find pool towels in bulk that are both stylish and practical - the perfect addition to any short-term rental or hotel business.

Cabana Stripe Towels, Economy, Assorted Colors
Cabana Stripe Towels, Economy, Assorted Colors

Which type of pool towel is best for your needs?

There's no poolside accessory more essential than the pool towel. But with so many options on the market, it can be difficult to know which type of pool towel is best for your hotel or resort guests. Do you want a quick-drying towel that's lightweight and easy to pack? Or a thick, plush towel that's perfect for lounging? Do you want an economical towel that is inexpensive to replace?

Here's some suggestions to help you choose the best type of pool towel for your needs.
If you're looking for a 
pool towel that dries quickly and doesn't weigh you down, a cotton polyester blend towel is a great option. A Cotton Polyester blend towel is made from a blend of synthetic material and cotton material. It can make them a little more durable, and less prone to color fading. They're also lightweight and compact, making them easy to pack in a beach bag or suitcase. However, they can be a little less absorbent than other 100% cotton pool towels, so they might not be the best choice if you're looking for ultimate luxury and comfort.

If you want a pool towel that's soft, absorbent, and stylish, cotton is a great choice. Cotton pool towels are classic for a reason - they're absorbent, durable, and get softer with each wash.

How many towels will you need, and what size should they be?

Lounge cover towels

When it comes to bulk pool towels, there are a few things to consider. First, how many people will be using the pool? Are you serving a small group in a luxury vrbo, serving 10-12 golfers at the country club pool or do you expect hundreds of people a day in a busy hotel. Second, what size pool towels do you need? Pool towels are available in a variety of sizes with the smallest being around 24 x 48 which is similar to the size of a bath towel up to 35x70 for a large lounge pool towel. If your facility has a large pool with features like a built-in hot tub or waterfall and you want to exude a luxury atmosphere you may want to consider larger spa quality towel. If your facility serves a lot of families with small children you may want to consider a standard 30x60 pool towel which would serve a variety of people well. With all these factors in mind, you should be able to figure out how many and what size pool towels you need.

What quality, color and design should you choose for your pool towels?

When it comes to pool towels, there are several schools of thought. Some people believe that pool towels should be as functional as possible, focusing on absorbency and durability. Resorts and short-term rentals may want a brightly colored pool towel that adds to the atmosphere and style of the pool area. Budget hotels may want a more economical and generic towel to reduce the chance of shrinkage and save on replacement costs. A country club or spa will want to focus on quality, comfort, and ambience. There's no right or wrong answer, of course, but if you're looking for some guidance, here are a few more factors to keep in mind. First, consider the climate where you'll be using your pool towels. If you live in a hot, sunny area, you'll want to choose a light-colored towel that won't get too hot in the sun. If you live in a cooler climate, you can choose your hotel pool towels in a darker color that will absorb more heat. Second, think about the design of the towel. Plain, solid-colored towels are always a classic and luxurious choice, but if you want to make a statement, choose a brightly colored, striped cabana towel.

Of course, you want your pool towels to look good, but the most important thing is that they should be comfortable and match the needs of your establishment. No matter what color or design you choose, make sure your pool towels are quality towels that will stand up to the frequent laundering that your towels will see over a busy summer, so you can focus on other essential areas of your vrbo or resort.

How do you care for pool towels, so they last longer?

You want your customers to enjoy using them, and that means taking good care of them, so they last longer. Here are some tips for washing and storing pool towels so they stay looking and feeling fresh:

• Always wash pool towels after each use, using a mild detergent. Avoid bleach and fabric softeners, which can break down the fibers, lead to build up, and lower the absorbency.

• Dry your towels on medium heat and store pool towels in a cool, dry place when not in use. Prevent musty smells by folding them loosely rather than stacking them tightly. Your customers will appreciate your efforts to keep their pool towel looking and feeling great  and they'll be more likely to return to your vrbo or Airbnb again and again.

Can my bath towel be a pool towel?

The short answer is no. Bath towels are designed for absorbing water from your body, while beach towels are designed for absorbing water from the sand and sun. Bath towels are usually made from thicker materials like terrycloth. Longer fibers that are found in bath towels generally attract more sand and dirt and that is not something you want a towel clinging onto while you are trying to have a little fun in the sun. Be sure to provide plenty of pool towels for your guests to avoid them using your bath towels that you work so hard to keep clean.

It can be tricky to find the perfect pool towel. They need to be stylish, but also durable enough to last through multiple uses in the pool. We’ve outlined some of our favorite pool towels, so you can be sure to stay stylish all summer long. If you have any questions about which towel is best for you, whether you are looking for luxury pool towels for your upscale vrbo or inexpensive cheap pool towels for you budget hotel needs don’t hesitate to call Direct Textile Store and our customer service team. We’re always happy to help!

Direct Textile Store ships to all US states, including Alaska and Hawaii, US Territories, Canada, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, and St. Croix.

« Back to Blog