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.
Made out of PVC pipe and fittings.
I have about $25 wrapped up in it.
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.