Pool season is here, and you want to make this the best summer ever. Check out some of our favorite DIY swimming pool hacks.
1. Pool Noodle Drink Holder
Who wants to have to get out of the pool or even go to the edge to get a drink? Create a floating cooler with a pool noodle, a medium plastic storage container (think salad greens container or a lightweight storage bin) and a craft knife.
- Measure the sides of your container, and mark the pool noodle at each measurement.
- Use the craft knife to cut the pool noodle at each mark.
- Then cut a slit right down the middle lengthwise in each pool noodle piece.
- Slide the pool noodle pieces onto the rim of the container.
- Fill with ice and drinks and float away!
2. Flip Flop Hack
It’s so annoying when you’re walking around the pool and your flip flop breaks. But instead of throwing them in the trash, try attaching a bread clip to the strap where the round tab used to be. It’s not a permanent fix, but it may bet you through the day.
3. Easiest Swimming Pool Hacks for Pool Cleaning
This is not a replacement for regular pool cleaning, but it can help extend the time between cleaning. Placing tennis balls in your swimming pool can help keep it clean. Oils from skin and sun screen on the surface of the water will cling to the fuzziness of the tennis balls. Just be sure to remove the tennis balls on a regular basis and wash them in soap and water to remove the oils.
4. DIY Swimming Pool Solar Heaters
Don’t have a pool heater or want to jumpstart the warming of your swimming pool? You can make your own solar heaters. Just take as many hula hoops as you want, and wrap black plastic around them, and secure with duct tape underneath. They’ll float in the pool, and the black plastic will magnify the warmth of the sun.
5. PVC Pool Towel Rack
Do your kids just drop their wet towels anywhere? Would you like your towel to dry while you’re in the pool? A poolside PVC towel rack offers a convenient solution. This one takes a little more work and some specialized materials, but will last a very long time if you build it right. We suggest Googling PVC towel rack and finding the construction that best suits your needs. There are a ton of designs out there.
Life is easier by the pool, especially with DIY swimming pool hacks. Enjoy!