Woohoo, summer’s here! It’s time to pull out the pool gear and get outside. It may be fun in the sun, but storing all that pool stuff is no picnic. Here are some genius pool storage tips from pool float storage to pool toy storage to pool towel storage – and everything in between to help you stay organized and maximize pool fun.
My kids love to go swimming in the summer, and I love taking them because it burns so much energy and wears them out (that’s my goal every day!). Plus, they always have so much fun when they are swimming with each other or with friends.
The downside to summertime swimming is all the stuff – the towels, the pool toys, the floats, and the list goes on. I have spent summers with my house being taken over by pool gear. Well, no more! Whether you own your own pool or not, these pool storage tips will keep your pool gear from taking over your house.
Essential Pool Storage Tips and Tricks You Need to Know
School’s out and summer is in full swing (at least temperature-wise), and that means more pool fun time for the family – yay! But before you dive in, here are some pool hacks and organization ideas to get your pool ready for cool summer activities.
Lay Out Under the Stars | Crafty Morning
Got an old kiddie pool? Make some fun memories by having them watch the stars come out in a makeshift backyard bed! It’s awesome pool fun without getting wet and another great use for your pool gear.
Pool Towel Storage Door | A Turtle’s Life For Me
At a loss for where to hang wet towels and bathing suits? Make your own pool towel door to keep by the pool. I love DIY projects that are both practical and cute.
DIY PVC Pool Towel Rack | Fabulously Frugal
For under $35 you can make a towel rack out of PVC pipe. It works brilliantly and saves a ton of space!
DIY Floating Cooler | Instructables
Make your own floating cooler out of a plastic container and pool noodles for just a couple of bucks. So smart!
Never Lose Sunscreen or Bug Spray | Catch My Party
Keep sunscreen and bug spray near the pool when you’re having a party in case your guests forget to bring their own. Put some extra beach towels out, too!
Protect Your Phone | One Good Thing
Put your phone in a plastic bag if you plan to keep it near the pool. The touchscreen will still work through the plastic, and you can rest easy knowing it’s protected from splashes.
Make a lei necklace to help keep you cool – once it’s made, all you need to do is dip pieces of sponges in water then put on the necklace to stay nice a cool. It feels amazing on a hot summer day.
Efficient Pool Float Storage | Funky Junk Interiors
These poolside pallets are great for storing pool noodles and other swim toys. Pool storage couldn’t be any easier than this!
DIY Storage Cabinet | Bliss Ranch
We love this cabinet makeover! What a great way to store extra beach towels and swim diapers.
DIY PVC Pipe Pool Toy Storage | DIY Average Joe
Create easy toy storage out of PVC pipes. Just make sure air can circulate to allow the toys to dry. It’s quick and easy and keeps your storage space clutter-free.
DIY Pool Towel Storage | Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons
Keep pool noodles organized along with your drying towels! This organizer was made from a pallet! What a genius pallet hack!
Laundry Hamper Pool Toy Storage | Organize Your Stuff Now
Not great with DIY projects? No problem. A simple laundry hamper works well for keeping toys organized, too.
Must-Have Pool Fun Tips and Tricks
Here are some brilliant ideas for making time in the pool even more fun.
Fun Pool Games | Kids Activities Blog
If you go swimming often, your kids may reach a point where (shockingly) it becomes boring. Bring water balloons and other play items to the pool for more pool fun. They are a blast as they seem to move weightlessly through the water!
DIY Pool Float | The Country Chic Cottage
Kids will love this DIY pool float, and you’ll love how easy it is to make. Tip: you might want to make more than one…or everyone will be fighting over who gets to use it!
Pool Luminaries | Create Craft Love
Add lighting for night time swimming with these DIY pool noodle luminaries. It creates fun nighttime lighting.
Glow in the Dark Swimming | Active Dark
Another way to add some lighting is to simply toss glow sticks into the pool. Kids will love it!
DIY Beach Towel Bag | DIY Enthusiasts
Whether you’re in your own pool or going to your local pool for a swim, this DIY beach towel bag is pure genius. Everything you need for swimming or lounging poolside is right there! It’s great for the beach, too.
DIY Summer Beach Robe | While They Snooze
Create a wearable bath towel! This hoodie isn’t just adorable – it is also 100% functional.
Mermaid Tails | Kids Activities
Ok, mermaid tails may not be a pool hack, but let’s just say they were one of the best investments we made into our daughter’s summer. This thing was in tatters by the end of the year and she still talks about “the tail”. This is a fully swimmable mermaid tail and fin.
Instant Popsicles! Your poolside fun just became significantly more fun with this instant popsicle maker. Since this maker makes pops in mere minutes, all you have to do is fill it, plug it in, swim, and come back for a tasty pool-side treat.
DIY Pool Noodle Lightsabers | Kids Activities Blog
Create lightsabers for an epic battle with pool noodles. Or use them for making apple stamps (or pumpkin stamps) for fall!
From DIY pool towel storage to cool ways to light up the pool, your outdoor activities just got a lot more fun! These genius pool storage tips are a welcome site for moms, too!