Apache Junction, AZ, September 15, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Floating in a pool of shady water on a hot day sounds pretty cool, but where can you find shady water in Phoenix?
"Just about anywhere you can swim," say Jeff and Tom Downey. Their Canopy Float System allows you to play, swim, float—even park a boat—under the shade. The floats attach to the feet of most 10x10 canopies with a quick flip of the custom-designed clip. The floats are shipped already inflated, packed in their own tote bag and ready to attach to a canopy. The patent pending design allows quick and easy setup in a pool or lake. A separate anchoring system using a lake anchor or weighted nylon mesh bags keeps drifting to a minimum.
The idea to float a canopy came when they were cooling off on Lake Saguaro. "We like boating and floating in the lake," says Jeff," but we kept getting sunburned, being out on the open water." That's when he thought, "There's got to be a way to float a canopy. " Brother Tom said, "Yeah, I can see that..."—and that's where it all started.
The company would like to help cut down on skin cancer because according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as reported by WiseGeek article (How Common Is Cancer?), about 8,500 people die of skin cancer annually in the U.S. The number of men who die from skin cancer is almost twice as high as the number of women who do. Despite these statistics, the CDC found that only about half of all Americans use some form of sun protection.
Founded in 2010, Water-Shade LLC first developed their canopy float system for lakes and private pools. Now they are working on adaptations to expand into the resort pool market. Water-Shade LLC is actively looking to team up with canopy manufacturers who want to be part of this brand new market. If you have questions about the new Water-Shade Canopy system, call Tom Downey at 480-298-7938.