1. Your first decision when it comes to selecting a patio umbrella is the size. If you're looking to shade a round or square table about 48 inches in width, a 9 foot market umbrella is as small as you should go.
2. There may be more options in terms of shape and style of the 9 foot market umbrellas. You can find several cool square, oval, and octagonal umbrellas that are 9 feet wide right here. There are also double vented models and those with hanging flaps to shade from a lower sun.
3. If you are using your 9 foot patio umbrella with a table, you need a base that is about 40 pounds. For free-standing use, it is necessary to use a 70 pound base to prevent tipping and damage to your umbrella.
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