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6 Common Types of Backyard Structures


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Published: May 16, 2024


Backyard structures are critical to improving the living environment and quality of life. Not only do they add functionality to your outdoor space, but they also greatly enhance the beauty and comfort of your backyard. Next, we will provide some aesthetic types of outdoor structures to enrich your backyard, helping you to make the best option based on your needs and preferences.

High-Peak Tent

High-peak tent is a larger backyard structure. It features a distinctive, elegant shape with a pointed roof. The sides of the tent slope downwards from the peak, often supported by sturdy poles, giving it a sturdy appearance. The tent fabric is stretched tautly over the frame, creating a smooth surface.

Outdoor Activities 10x10m High Peak Tent

Enhanced Structural Design

All parts of the high-peak tents have been reinforced, such as brackets, fabrics, connectors, etc. This makes the tent less susceptible to damage during long-term use and able to withstand the test of time. Through the use of high-strength materials and reasonable structural design, the load-bearing capacity of high-peak tents has been greatly improved.

Easy to Set Up and Dismantle

Time is often very valuable in outdoor activities. Tents that are easy to set up and dismantle can greatly allow users to rest or start other activities more quickly. This efficiency is especially important for the modern lifestyle that pursues a fast pace and efficiency. The clear instructions and components make it easy for users to follow the steps without confusion.

Advanced Material Application

This tent uses advanced materials, such as high-strength polyester fibers. These materials are resistant to wear, tear, and UV radiation, ensuring that the tent is not easily damaged during long-term use. At the same time, some special materials are also used, such as waterproof coatings and thermal insulation materials. These materials can effectively prevent moisture penetration, keep the interior of the tent dry, and provide good thermal insulation.

Pop-Up Tent

The pop-up tent is a premium backyard structure. The pop-up tent is usually presented in a conical shape for easy folding and storage. The top of the pop-tent is usually designed as a spire to increase interior space and stability. When unfolded, it quickly unfolds into a space spacious enough to accommodate one to many people. For example, a 10x10 pop-up tent can accommodate eight to thirteen people. If you want to accommodate more people, you can consult the Shelter team for free.

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Strong Material

The main structural material selected is aluminum alloy, and its profile is 6061-T6. It is a relatively corrosion-resistant metal with a long life. The reinforced frame design, combined with high-strength aluminum alloy brackets and tightly integrated cross supports, makes the entire tent structure stable. This material is able to withstand repeated use without serious wear or damage.


Tarpaulin, crafted from superior-grade polyvinyl chloride (PVC), possesses remarkable durability that guarantees its ability to withstand rigorous use. In particular, PVC has good chemical corrosion resistance and can resist the corrosion of some chemical substances, making the tent more durable in bad weather environments. The service life of PVC tarpaulin is generally 1-3 years.

Adjustable Height

The height adjustment function can adapt to different terrain and climate conditions that have different requirements for the height of the tent. On flat ground or in warm seasons, a higher tent interior space can provide better ventilation and comfort. On uneven ground or in bad weather conditions, lowering the tent height can ensure its stability and windproofness.

Domed Pool Enclosure

When you have a swimming pool in your backyard, it is wise to have a domed pool enclosure. A domed pool enclosure is one of the aesthetic backyard structures with its unique design and elegant appearance of hemispherical shape. It also reduces direct sunlight and slows down the rapid rise in water temperature, providing a more comfortable environment for swimmers.

Domed Pool Enclosures 4

Curved Roof Design

The curved roof design enables it to evenly distribute the wind load and snow load, enhancing the stability of the overall structure. Therefore, the curved design allows rain or snow to slide off quickly, effectively preventing water accumulation from damaging the domed pool enclosure structure.

Natural Light Optimization

Domed Pool Enclosure usually uses transparent or translucent materials, such as tempered glass, laminated tempered glass, or insulated tempered glass. These materials have high light transmittance and can maximize the introduction of natural light. The material not only ensures sufficient light entry but also provides a clear line of sight.

Wide Horizons

Compared with traditional flat or sloping roof structures, the dome shape allows the line of sight to extend from multiple angles, thus providing a wider field of vision. In addition, the intelligent opening and closing design can provide swimmers with an open swimming environment. This environment can reduce their psychological pressure and enhance the fun and experience of swimming.

Canopy Pole Tent

A canopy pole tent is a simple backyard structure that is also useful. The exterior of canopy pole tents presents an elegant and sturdy quality. The top of the canopy pole tent is usually conical to help with drainage.

Shelter 10x10 Canopy Pole Tents

High-Quality Materials

The canopy pole tent is made of high-grade PVC fabric, which is versatile and beautiful. It has excellent mildew resistance. And its shade structure is more waterproof than other canvases. It also has good low-temperature softness, high strength, strong pulling force, and is relatively lightweight.

Multiple Accessory Options

Installing a lighting system inside or outside your tent can provide illumination at night or in low-light situations. This may include hanging lights, wall lights, or floor lights. Besides, to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the tent, various decorations can be added, such as flags, garlands, lanterns, etc.

In addition, in order to increase the beauty of the tent, various decorations such as flags, garlands, lanterns, etc. can be added.


These tents are customizable to suit a wide variety of needs, with spans ranging from 10 feet to 200 feet, ensuring that you can find the perfect fit for your space. Whether you have a cozy corner or a large backyard area, there's a canopy pole tent tailored to your backyard's exact specifications.

Frame Tent

A frame tent is one of the versatile types of backyard structures. The frame tent consists of a series of metal struts and beams that are connected to each other to support the overall structure of the tent. The top of the tent is usually flat or slightly curved, and the slope formed by the top and wall is very small.

20x80 frame tent

Climate Resistance

Usually, high-quality plastic and polyester materials are used in the production of tents, which have good weather resistance. These outdoor canopy pole tents are specifically engineered to endure a wide range of weather conditions.

Adaptability in Positioning

The framework of this tent has stability, allowing it to be erected on a diverse range of yard surface areas, regardless of the terrain. Whether it's a lush green lawn or sturdy concrete ground, the sturdy structure of a frame tent can be securely set up.

Convenience Being Used

This tent is a good choice when you want to hold various activities in your backyard. Whether you're planning a birthday party with vibrant decorations or a casual summer barbecue with family and friends, this tent will provide the perfect shelter. And its neutral style can mix into various settings and styles in your backyard.

Keder Tent

A Keder tent is one of the larger and more permanent backyard structures. One of the distinctive features of Keder tent is the use of advanced tent sewing technology, which ensures a tight fit between the tent tarp and the frame. The sides and front of the Keder tent can be fitted with translucent windows or curtains as required. At the entrance of the tent, one or more spacious zipper doors or rolling shutter doors are usually set up to facilitate personnel access.

20x20 Keder Tent

Roomy Area

Its large space is due to the absence of a column structure in the middle. Therefore, compared with the structure with the pillar in the middle of the pole tent, the layout is more flexible and has a larger area.

Resilient Construction

The Keder tent usually adopts aluminum as a framework. Because aluminum has good corrosion resistance and self-protective function, requiring no additional coatings or preservatives. It has excellent oxidation resistance and is not easily affected by oxidation, corrosion, and rust.

Adding Personalized Devices

This backyard structure's style can be personalized by adding devices such as side wall surfaces and home windows. For example, when the sun is shining during the day, the side curtains can be removed to increase lighting and ventilation. When private activities need to be carried out in the tent, such as family gatherings, the side wall can ensure the privacy of the internal space.

How to Choose the Most Suitable Backyard Structures?

The carefully selected and designed backyard structures can not only enhance the quality of your outdoor life, but also become a scenic line in your home. Here are some factors to help you find the best option for you when choosing a backyard structure.

Functional requirement

Consider what activities you want to do in your backyard. For example, if you want to host a large party event, especially if it can still be held on a rainy day, you may need a Keder tent that can block out the wind and rain. If you want a comfortable space to relax and enjoy the view from the inside of your backyard, then a small and temporary pop-up tent will be suitable.


Choose a structure that harmonizes with the overall style of your house. Whether it is modern simplicity or traditional retro, ensure that the new backyard structures blend into the overall landscape.


Determine how much you are willing to invest in your yard structures. Different sizes and designs affect the overall cost. If you want to save money, opt for small and simple backyard structures such as the pop-up tent, canopy pole tent, and frame tent. If you have a bigger budget, opt for large and fancy garden structures such as a high-peak tent, domed pool enclosures, and a Keder tent.


Ensure that the selected structure meets safety standards, especially if children or pets are in use. Avoid choosing sharp edges and fragile materials. Instead, choose a solid and reliable structure to secure your safety. So, choosing a reliable tent supplier is key. Shelter has been in the field of tents for more than 20 years, and its products meet multiple safety standards. If you require, we can provide relevant proof.


Integrating practical structures into your backyard is a trending aspect of home design. The variety of potential backyard structures is vast, and when coupled with customized craftsmanship, the possibilities become limitless.
All of the 6 backyard structures mentioned above are high quality and customizable. If you are interested in them, please contact us and we will help you choose the most suitable backyard structures for you.

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