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 activites. From DIY towel racks to cool ways to light up the pool, your backyard will be the hottest hangout in town with these tips.
Pool Fun Hacks You Need to Know
Bring Balloons with you for more pool fun. Water balloons. They are a blast as they seem to move weightlessly through the water!
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.
Got an old kiddie pool? And you want to make some memories with your kids?? Have them watch the stars come out in a makeshift backyard bed! It’s awesome pool fun without the wet!
At a loss for where to hang wet towels and bathing suits? Make your own pool towel door to keep by the pool. Practical and cute!
Make your own floating cooler out of a plastic container and pool noodles for just a couple of bucks. So smart!
Make a lei necklace to help keep you cool – all you need is pieces of sponges, dip them in water prior to wearing them. Feels great!
Keep sunscreen and bug spray near the pool if you’re having a party in case your guests forget to bring their own. Put some extra beach towels out, too!
Kids will love this DIY pool float.
Pool Organization Ideas
Add lighting for night time swimming with these DIY pool noodle luminaries.
Or just toss the glow sticks directly into the pool. Kids will love it!
These poolside pallets are great for storing pool noodles and other swim toys!
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.
Create a wearable bath towel! This hoodie isn’t just adorable – it is also 100% functional!
We love this cabinet makeover! What a great way to store extra beach towels and swim diapers.
Attach buckets to a pallet for easy toy storage. Just make sure air can circulate to allow the toys to dry.
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 is talking about “the tail”. This is a fully swimmable mermaid tail and fin. Crazy!
Keep pool noodles organized along with drying towels! This organizer was made from a pallet! What a genius pallet hack!
Not great with DIY projects? No problem. A simple laundry hamper works well for keeping toys organized, too.
Instant Popsicles!! Your poolside fun just became a whole lot more fun with this instant popsicle maker! Fill it, plug it in, swim, and come back for a tasty pool-side treat! This maker makes pops in mere minutes!