What is the difference between beach towels and pool towels?

What is the difference between beach towels and pool towels?

HYC Design cares about people’s hospitality and has been involved with Canadian hotel supply for over a decade, ensuring all customers are satisfied. With the summertime coming around, many people are looking to buy towels for whatever plans they may have, but people are not sure whether to buy beach towels or pool towels and what the differences are in each of the towels itself,  so we decided to establish the differences between beach towels and pool towels to help you make the right purchase that's necessary for you.

Sizing

This is the most noticeable feature between the two towels themselves, as beach towels are noticeably bigger, as they are way bigger and longer in sizing rather than pool towels. What size is a beach towel you're probably asking? Our beach towels come in sizes of 26x52’’ in comparison to pool towels that are usually either 24x46’’ or 24x48’’, providing extra length and width in the beach towel.

With the sizing of each towel itself, a beach towel absorbs moisture and prevents your body from becoming wet, while pool towels do it in a more efficient time to quickly dry off your body. The sizing makes each towel more accommodatable for other purposes as well if you’d wish to use so. The length of beach towels can make it a great choice as a blanket, while pool towels could be more suitable used as a hand towel.   

Design

While both beach and pool towels are similar in being very thin, beach towels are designed to be even thinner than a regular bath towel. One thing different from both towels is that each side of the bath towel is different in comparison to a pool towel.

High-quality beach towels are often designed to fit many different purposes, which is why they come with two handy sides for the towel. One side is designed to not get soggy or get stuck with sand being the non-absorbent and sand-repellent side and the other side of the towel is designed to relax your body and also absorb all of the moisture off your body. Overall, both sides have different purposes, making it very versatile. 

Pool towels, on the other hand, don’t have two different sides and are made purely out of cotton for both sides. Pool towels are made with cotton to quickly dry off your wet body to remove irritation on your skin while having soft touch on your skin every time you wear it. While pool towels dry off quicker, they are not as absorbent as a beach towel would be with the two unique sides it has to feature.

Resistance vs Resilience

Beach towels are very resilient, with them going through a lot of dirtiness as you would expect at a beach. Beach towels go through stains of many products such as greasy products like sunscreen and body oils and also through food and beverage messes. Having tons of sand debris at the beach as well chlorine after coming out of the water, having a high-resilient beach towel is perfect to accommodate you for beach-specific purposes. 

Pool towels, on the other hand, are water-resistant, perfect for a towel of its purpose made to get in contact with water very frequently. If your pool towel isn’t resistant enough, it may change color when in contact with sea salt, sand, dust, or chlorine. 

Conclusion

These are some of our key differences between beach towels and pool towels that are noticeable when purchasing either one of them. Sizing, design, and the resilience vs resistance factors of each towel will help you decide which towel is best for you to buy. If you have any further questions or concerns regarding this blog or any of our products, please contact me via email at aidan.ferfolya@gmail.com.