The Tahiti patio parasol has a central pole. The pole of this type of professional parasol is placed in the middle of a parasol base on the patio. The large Tahiti parasol is round. The pole is made of stainless steel. The parasol base is a steel base plate.

A central-pole parasol can be opened by hand, with an auto-lift system, with a pulley system or with a telescopic system. The MacSymo parasol is a telescopic parasol and is therefore very easy to open.