If you are reading this, I think we can take it for granted that you have an interest in pop up gazebos and that you are probably thinking about investing in one.

In recent years there has been an explosion in companies offering pop up gazebos. I speak to a broad spectrum of people who come to us looking to purchase a pop up gazebo. They generally all have one thing in common – confusion. This is an unfortunate side effect of the way our competitors and ourselves push our products. We approach the strategy of product description from a technical perspective and with so many different specifications on the market, how can the buyer truly know what product is going to fulfil their needs?

With this Buyer’s Guide, I am going to arm you with as much knowledge as possible to enable you to make an informed decision.

When you decide to commit your hard-earned money, I want the choice you make to be the right choice for you.

That final choice may see you choosing not to buy from us, but this guide is crammed with the reality behind the technical jargon and I will use my years of manufacturing and retail experience to help you along the purchasing path.

Definition of a Pop Up Gazebo

There are many phrases that encapsulate the term pop up gazebo. Some of the more popular ones are:

Instant Canopies
Easy Ups
Pop Up Marquees
Promotional Marquees
Gazebos
Instant Shelters
And many more…

Although the term “pop up” is defined as to appear suddenly or unexpectedly, in reality the pop up gazebo should perhaps be referred to as a folding canopy. The frame and roof cover need to be opened up – with some effort required – rather than perhaps a structure that pops into shape by itself.

The structure consists of a one piece framework that is manufactured from a concertina of metal in the roof, held together with either metal or plastic joints and ending in 4 or more telescopic legs depending on the size Рmore about this later. In essence though, the framework should not require the user to  hot tub gazebos assemble any parts and does not require any tools to use.

The framework then requires the placement of a fitted roof sheet to provide shelter and in some cases a set of sides, if the structure is to be used outdoors and in inclement weather.