P installed hooks on the eaves so he could string up a tarp. The children have had a lot of fun with this huge shaded area. I think it is equal to or larger than the area of the screened porch. I set up this inflatable pool and it has been so fun for 2 days. Then it became sort of a hassle because the kids were in there constantly and we had no more clean towels... So we drained it tonight and I may set it up again next week. It was so nice how much all 5 kids loved to be in it. They have such a gift for joy. It's amazing how when this is the only pool you have, it's awesome! The free pool opens in a week though so I plan to be there pretty constantly. But in the fall we'll have to remember this fun and get it out some more after the free pool is closed.