It's been a year and this is a great privacy screen. I no longer have to look at my unsightly pool equipment. The screen is very nice and is standing strong. It's made it through rough winds and still looks good.
In my case, I needed a straight 8 foot fence to protect one side of my inflatable pool. I noticed that one of the review photos showed the item as straight, and so gave it a shot. The answer is yes, you can assemble it to form a straight fence if you simply drill two holes., which was super easy to do with a small drill bit through the PVC (the manufacturer pre-drills holes in the center post assuming you're going to position the second panel in the 90 degree configuration, so you simply need to add two holes if you plan to instead place them inline).
Fence looks great and is sturdy--survived a recent wind storm.
I was going to build something to stop the salt wind from blowing into our A/C units. Can't beat this for the price and it will not corrode or rot… for awhile anyway. I attached it to the existing structure with long screws and put the provided stakes into the ground. Don't know if it will hold up to a hurricane, but it's pretty sturdy. If an issue develops, I'll just mix a little concrete for footings.
Very good product
We used this to put around our pool pump to keep the sun from ruining it, and we like it so much, we are going to get another one to put around our a/c unit that sits on the ground, to protect that against the sun too. Plus, it looks really nice also. Very sturdy and well made.