Storage Ideas for off-season pool accessories
Town & Country Pool contractors, serving Virginia, Maryland & DC offer pool storage solutions
There’s a slight chill in the air and that means you may be thinking about closing your pool. You don’t want to, but it’s inevitable. If you’re at the stage of closing your pool for the season, you can take a few steps now to begin packing away your pool accessories and pool patio furniture. Many of these storage ideas can perform double duty for both in-season and off-season storage.
Here are a few ideas from the pool contractors from Town & Country Pools for storing your pool equipment:
- Using a storage bin as a way to have pool items accessible for the following season, but safely stored for the season. In a storage bin, they won’t be subjected to the ravages of winter. Wash and thoroughly dry all items before you store them. Inflatables should be hosed off, dried thoroughly and deflated before storage.
- Benches and outdoor ottomans can provide a place to sit as well as a place for storage. Look for items that are aesthetically pleasing, but functional to store toys, towels and pool items such as sun block or beach shoes.
- When you’re constructing an outdoor living space, consider vertical storage. For instance, you could have a fence constructed that is beautiful and functional and can be used to hold towels, toys, pool safety items such as your life jackets, pool cleaning items such as skimmers and outdoor cooking utensils.
- Have a pool house constructed. It can be as simple as a shed to hold pool items or as elaborate as a place for guests to change clothes, shower before and after swimming, hold a washing machine and dryer and a place large enough to accommodate overnight guests.
- An elevated deck or an above ground swimming pool has “built in” storage space. Consider the aesthetics of it when you’re storing items. Construct walls and add a door so the items are stored, out of view and the area remains aesthetically appealing.
- Store pool furniture during the off-season. times may mean you remove, then clean the cushions, allow them to dry and store them out of the elements. You may not have an area large enough to store the furniture itself and if this is the case you may want to consider buying tarps to cover them during the snowy, winter months as a way to protect them from the elements.
When we are out performing our winter pool closing and maintenance, we will remove items from your swimming pool and give them to you for safe off-season keeping and you will want to have an area dedicated to the storage of these pool items; it could be as simple as a dry area in your garage or other storage unit.