It has been three and a half years since we bought the lounge chairs for the pool area and we have been trying to maintain them carefully. In the last year, we have been trying to patch them and repair, but by now they are completely ruined.
The frame is still fine, but the fabric is gone. We have tryed to find the fabric alone, so that we could repair it, but it appears that this kind of durable chairs are not produced in Costa Rica and therefore no replacement fabric is available.
To make it short, we need to buy at least six new chairs as we have received a lot of complaints about it from the owners and tenants recently.
There's a few options to consider.
1. We can buy the same chairs and know that at least for 3 years we are fine. The cost is US$230 per piece or US$1,380.00 in total or US$46.00 per studio unit;
2. We can buy a very bad copy of the the above chairs made in Costa Rica at US$115.00 per piece or US$690.00 in total or US$23 per studio unit. I have looked at all options and from the look of it these chairs probably not going to last for more than a year;
3. We can buy white plastic chairs which are about the same price US$115.00 per piece or US$23 per studio unit. These onece are OK, but after 8-9 months they tent to loose colour and get a really ugly - dirty look and you can not do anything about it.
Please write to me which option you would prefer us to go with.
The current state of the chairs pictures is available here:http://www.1costarica.net/photos/green_forest_photogallery/default.aspx