Acacia is a durable and attractive hardwood that is often used for pool and patio furniture. When properly treated with a weather resistant finish, acacia furniture can survive the elements for years or even decades. To keep your beautiful acacia furniture for the duration, take time to provide the parts with the little maintenance they require. And when yard season, store them indoors under a waterproof cover to keep them protected until the following spring.
Hose down acacia furniture that is located near a pool or hot tub once a week. Accumulated chlorine from treated pool water corrodes weather-resistant furniture finish over time. Clean furniture twice a year. Use a soapy solution (1 tablespoon liquid dishwashing detergent diluted in 1 quart of water is fine) and a brush. Rinse twice and towel dry when finished. Wipe the furniture dry after the rain and clean any liquid that spills on the furniture.
As a waterproof cover on your acacia furniture when not in use. Acacia wood is quite sensitive to moisture, even moisture in the air. When the furniture is wet, the wooden cells expand and can cause the furniture to buckle and swell. As a note, keep your acacia outdoor furniture out of the grass as much as possible. Contact with the ground will cause a chair and table legs to decay prematurely.