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    Toy storage on AGP deck

    Over the years, we have struggled with storing the rafts, floats and other toys we have for the pool. We don't have a lot of deck space and didn't want to add a stand alone storage rack on the deck that we would be tripping on or that would eat up our deck space. Each year we just dealt with lugging them from the house or stuffing them behind the deck chairs when we were finished with the pool for the day. I have chased the stuff around the neighborhood when storms came through and found them in some of the strangest places when I came home from work. This year when we opened the pool, I was determined to figure something out. The pictures show what I came up with. I couldn't be happier, so I thought I would share in case someone else could benefit.

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    Made out of PVC pipe and fittings.
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    I have about $25 wrapped up in it.
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    We just need to place the rafts and such over the side of the railing and the PVC rack will hold it pretty securely.

    It holds what we need. I didn't glue it together as it seems to be holding very well without glue and it will allow me to increase the size down the road if I need to. I was also thinking it would be easy to encase the rack in netting so it would hold smaller items. Like I said it is not glued together, so I can take it apart and store it rather easily, but I don't know if I will do that or not. No more fussing with the rafts. They now have a home.
    Hopefully this will help someone out that has been through what we had been through with raft storage.
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    Re: Toy storage on AGP deck

    I like. PVC = cheap & easy.

    It looks like you have storage space under the deck. You could make a giant lattice door, hinged at the top.

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    Re: Toy storage on AGP deck

    thats awesome. I have the same thing as the pink float except in yellow. Kids don't like it so I've claimed it as mine LOL.

    I don't have a deck, but plan to steal someone elses idea for pvc storing a cover on the Intex frame. Might be able to do something similar on the other side of the frame for toys.
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    Re: Toy storage on AGP deck

    Great idea Looks very easy to use.
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    Re: Toy storage on AGP deck

    @DaneCE - We do have storage under the deck as all the panels are hinged, but we have to share with the occasional groundhog, rabbit, garter snake and black snake.The wife doesn't like the furry creatures and I can't deal with the other ones . If I go under there it is in the fall and winter. I think I have enough cover clips under there to keep us going for awhile.
    @mrrodegers - Don't be jealous, but we have a green one also.
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    Re: Toy storage on AGP deck

    What a good idea.........I have been trying to come up with something for all the pool toys that my kids want......gets overwhelming at times..........hahahaha
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    Re: Toy storage on AGP deck

    I like your idea for the floats, etc.

    For the smaller stuff like googles and arm floaties (have some younger grandkids) I purchased the mesh nylon "holey" laundry bags that hold laundry (not the small ones but the larger ones that will hold a load of laundry) and took some small nails and attached to the side of my deck. Great to put things in. I purchased mine at the Dollar Tree for $1.00 each. Purchased two of them -- they hold alot of smaller items. I just replace them in the spring and are good to go for the summer.
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    Re: Toy storage on AGP deck

    That looks great!!...need to do something like that , as I have the same problem you did!!
    How did you attach the T's to the deck??

    Thanks!!
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    Re: Toy storage on AGP deck

    Oh, and I see you are from South Central PA!!....We are too..in Lancaster!!...Actually the Lampeter area, if you are familiar with that area!!

    Maybe I can just hire you to do mine!!!...LOL!

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    Re: Toy storage on AGP deck

    What a great idea!!!!!!!!!
    I have a perfect spot to do something similar.
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    Re: Toy storage on AGP deck

    chdolfnz, I attached the tees by drilling straight through them and out the back and then screwing them with deck screws to the posts. The bottom ones are 1 1/2" and I also strapped them since they would be holding most of the weight the uprights and upper horizontals are just 1". This thing actually was re-designed several times and this design is very sturdy.
    We know the Lampeter area very well. We are in York county, so we are almost neighbors.

    @johnnysnok, I don't think I could bring myself to attach my rack to your railing. Your railing is much nicer than mine. I was also toying with a way to just hook it over the top rail without having to drill/screw/attach to the railing. Maybe you could do the design work on that and avoid damaging your nice railings.
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    Re: Toy storage on AGP deck

    I'd LOVE to have a parts list for making this. We have the same problem. I ordered one of those pool pouches to hang on the railing, and it ripped within a week!! Please, please post your list of materials. My husband would be so proud of me if I could make this and install it without his help
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    Re: Toy storage on AGP deck

    Quote Originally Posted by Tamco
    I'd LOVE to have a parts list for making this. We have the same problem. I ordered one of those pool pouches to hang on the railing, and it ripped within a week!! Please, please post your list of materials. My husband would be so proud of me if I could make this and install it without his help
    Most of the parts are listed in the post above yours ... it appears to just be a bunch of PVC pipe and fittings which would have to be customized to your specific installation. Looking at the pictures should give you a pretty good idea how to put it together.
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    Re: Toy storage on AGP deck

    I like this idea, but we just take all the toys indoors when we are done each day. It is a pain, but the toys have lasted for 6 years without getting destroyed by the sun. All my friends with pools have to replace all their toys every 1-2 years because of the sun.
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    Re: Toy storage on AGP deck

    Excellent idea! Gave me the thought to do some kind of a hanging rack under the deck that the floats would just slide into so they were out of sight when not in use. Hmmmm now to draw something up!

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    Re: Toy storage on AGP deck

    They sell this at Meijer for 20 bux I think it was..............[attachment=0:194m0yoy]pool toys.jpg[/attachment:194m0yoy]
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    Re: Toy storage on AGP deck

    The picture and previous post were nice and somewhat informative, but I was hoping that he could give me the actual number and sizes of each piece. "Figuring it out" is not my specialty. I need to give the guy at the parts counter an actual list. Hey a girl can dream can't she!
    BTW: I bought that exact pool pouch, and it ripped within 1 week. Just a thought.
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    Re: Toy storage on AGP deck

    DeeMac...I WOULD LOVE one of those for our pool....we don't have a Meijer anywhere around these parts.....I'd gladly paypal you some money if you'd pick one up for me and mail it over!!

    Let me know via PM!

    Thanks
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    Re: Toy storage on AGP deck

    Dan,
    You can purchase this online at Meijer.com here is the link.....http://www.meijer.com/s/water-tech-pool ... _/R-177906
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    Re: Toy storage on AGP deck

    Like the PVC pipe idea. Out of interest, how did you attach the pipe to the deck? From the photo, looks like brackets of some sort?
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