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Thread: Suggestions on Pool-Side Storage?

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    Suggestions on Pool-Side Storage?

    My wife and I are looking into a place to store all of the assorted pool goodies -- masks, tubes, water-weenies, foats, rafts, etc. (Seems the longer the pool build was delayed the more 'stuff' we accumulated ).

    There are a number of Rubbermaid storage bins out there, but they have had bad reviews for falling apart, etc. We are lookinmg for maybe 30" deep, 36" high and 6'-0" long (or there-abouts).

    Any experience/advice on ewhat works for you would ber appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Steve
    Pool: 625 SF Free-Form In-Ground Shotcrete Pool w/7.5' dia spa.(8 jets), 24" raised bond beam (22,500 gal)
    Pentair Equip: Intelliflo VF Pump, MasterTemp 400 Heater, IC40 SWG, Quad DE 100 Filter
    Automation: IntelliTouch i7+3 (+ extender panel), 6 Jandy Automated Valves (S, R, Spa Bypass, Solar, Cleaner, Spillway)
    Other: 75% Solar, Kreepy Kruiser Cleaner, Tan Hip-Hop Diving Board (a bit curved) on 606 Cantilever Base (SR Smith)
    Links: [TFP Pool Build Thread] - [TFP Landscaping Thread]

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    Re: Suggestions on Pool-Side Storage?

    I'm using the side of the house plus a smallish Rubbermaid for the masks, etc. I've had the RM for several years and used it for various items. It has held up well and works until I can justify this:



    http://www.frontgate.com/jump.jsp?itemT ... emID=14943

    I've seen quite a few made out of teak, and other versions of all weather wicker. Now's the time you may find stuff on sale, too.
    No Cover Charge
    17,000 gal IG w/ raised 8' spillover spa, 3M plaster, 10' stainless rain WF, Pentair SAM lights, Sta-Rite Sys3 cart. filter, Intellichlor SWG, 400kBTU Gas Heater, Paramount IF Cleaners, ET-8 Wireless Remote

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    Re: Suggestions on Pool-Side Storage?

    Thanks!

    I'll look into similar items. $1000 is a little pricy for me now, but it brings up a good idea. I'm trying to avoid a big polastic monster right there on the pool deck....

    Steve
    Pool: 625 SF Free-Form In-Ground Shotcrete Pool w/7.5' dia spa.(8 jets), 24" raised bond beam (22,500 gal)
    Pentair Equip: Intelliflo VF Pump, MasterTemp 400 Heater, IC40 SWG, Quad DE 100 Filter
    Automation: IntelliTouch i7+3 (+ extender panel), 6 Jandy Automated Valves (S, R, Spa Bypass, Solar, Cleaner, Spillway)
    Other: 75% Solar, Kreepy Kruiser Cleaner, Tan Hip-Hop Diving Board (a bit curved) on 606 Cantilever Base (SR Smith)
    Links: [TFP Pool Build Thread] - [TFP Landscaping Thread]

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    Re: Suggestions on Pool-Side Storage?

    There is another brand called "Suncast" that stays together much better than the Rubbermaid. Most home improvement stores carry them or just google the name.
    21' Leslies Beachland Ag Pool, 10,000 gallons, professionally installed (best money I ever spent) Hayward 16" sand filter w/Pentair two speed pump Fafco 4x20 solar heater,Aqua Trol RJ. Borates added. Hard plumbed.

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    Re: Suggestions on Pool-Side Storage?

    I have two RubberMaid storage units: one is a bench type seat, and the other is a deck box. The bench seat we have had for about 2-3 years with no problems. The deck box is about 6 months old. Again no problems. We use the bench to store pool "toys", and the deck box to store pool maintainance material. Both of these items were under $100 if I recall correctly. Both were purchased at Home Depot.
    7,500 gal, IG pool, L shape 22' x 15', 1.5 hp pump, cartridge filter, AquaPlus SWG/Controller, Pebble-Tec liner.

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    Re: Suggestions on Pool-Side Storage?

    Quote Originally Posted by stever
    Thanks!

    I'll look into similar items. $1000 is a little pricy for me now, but it brings up a good idea. I'm trying to avoid a big polastic monster right there on the pool deck....

    Steve
    I hear you. The outdoor wicker seems to hold up really well...I've got a few other pieces that are taking the extremes here nicely. Here's something I just found out about (saved $100 off concert tickets I just bought on ebay) but it works with any online purchase you make through this search feature. Go here and sign up for an acct. (it's free) then go to live.com and search for what you want to purchase. You look for the cashback icon and it will give you 25% back.

    https://cashbackaccount.search.live.com ... lcome.aspx
    No Cover Charge
    17,000 gal IG w/ raised 8' spillover spa, 3M plaster, 10' stainless rain WF, Pentair SAM lights, Sta-Rite Sys3 cart. filter, Intellichlor SWG, 400kBTU Gas Heater, Paramount IF Cleaners, ET-8 Wireless Remote

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    Re: Suggestions on Pool-Side Storage?

    We have this to keep the pool toys:

    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product. ... id=8154054

    It probably won't last very long, but it wasn't very expensive either. I just wanted something wooden instead of plastic.

    We keep the actual pool equipment in our golf cart garage.
    26,000 gal liner IG pool
    Doughboy with concrete construction
    Full sun most of the day
    1.5 hp pump system
    200lb sand filter

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    Re: Suggestions on Pool-Side Storage?

    Yet something a little a different yet... I was looking for something other than plastic too. It seems that we have a lot of small stuff like testing kit, huggies, sunglasses, lotions, tools, towels, toys, openers, glasses, etc.

    I found a chest-of-drawers (or dresser) on craigslist for $10 (and paid the girl $20.) Someone had already did a pretty good job of a decent paint job... I swabbed another coat of stain to help distress it a lil more, and protect my investment.

    It looked so good that I spent another $10 on new knobs for it.

    I think I get more compliments on my storage unit than I get on my pool.

    One of the better $30 I've spent in a while.

    Enjoy!!
    18,000 gallon gunite free form, with spa, 4x160, EasyTouch, SWCG, Pentair cartr filter, Colorlogic lights.

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    Re: Suggestions on Pool-Side Storage?

    We have the Big Max rubbermaid jr. Here http://www.rubbermaid.com/rubbermaid/pr ... rod2927118

    It holds 2 adult float chairs, 2 blow up loungers, 3 innertubes, lifejackets, goggles to numerous to count, snorkles, masks, flippers, toys..toys...toys..., hats, sunscreen, bug spray, basketball and hoop, etc... and works just great for a family of 5 and 9 plus nieces and nephews all for the reasonable cost of......~$300!! Got a bid from a contractor to build a similar unit....~$10,000....NOT KIDDING. Very happy with the rubbermaid!!!
    Dave
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    20x40 Free Form Gunite (3'-8'), 26,000 G, AutoPilot Salt Chlorine Generator SC-48, Aqua blue pebble sheen, Textured Sundek, Pentair Easy touch with remote control, 1hp Sta-Rite Max-E-Pro pump, Max-E- Therm heater 333k BTU, System 3 Mod Media Cartridge filter, and Polaris 380 cleaner with booster pump

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    Re: Suggestions on Pool-Side Storage?

    We use non-pool side storage.

    We use a few large cheap laundry baskets that we store on shelves in the garage. Keeps everything out of the way, and you can roughly categorize the stuff around the age level/type of swimming, preventing you from having to sort through a large pile.

    Regardless of what you get, I recommend drilling a few small holes in the bottom of whatever it is to let the water drain out.
    Jim

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    Re: Suggestions on Pool-Side Storage?

    Here's what I store my pool stuff in... It's 8ft. wide and 10ft. long.


    It wasn't hard to build, only took one weekend and it looks nice for being plastic. It survived the winter and 2 ft. of snow sitting on the roof(which has steel beams across it).

    It also holds all 5 of my mowers, my 4 snowblowers, 2 edgers, a riding mower and other OPE(outdoor power equipment)(that I fix and sell). The pool vac and hose hang on the wall, and the chlorine sits on a shelf. All of the other pool toys just get thrown in and lay on top of the OPE.

    Adam
    18' x 42" Intex Easyset Pool, with 16' x 52" deep end in the middle. Approx. 5500 Gal.
    Hayward Power-Flo LX 1 HP, 100# Jacuzzi Brand Sand Filter(Piped underground so it looks nice) 8)
    3 - 2' x 20' Solar Pool Heater Panels(roof mounted)
    Goin' on 9 summers...NOBODY thought it would last this long.
    Buried Portable Spa sharing pumps and water with pool (Almost complete project)

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    Re: Suggestions on Pool-Side Storage?

    The former owner of my house had a small children's log cabin near the garage. I am glad that I didn't remove it -- it's worked great for pool stuff storage (just have to duck when going in there). I have the vac hose hanging on a plastic hose reel, and put shelves in for miscellaneous stuff. I also have 2 milk-crates for smaller stuff. Pool toys / floats are lined up across the inside back wall. Noodles are hung on 2 metal ladder hooks.

    Towels and pool test kits are kept in my back sunroom on a baker's rack.

    Sue

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    Re: Suggestions on Pool-Side Storage?

    Thank you all for the advice -- I'm off to do some shopping!

    Steve
    Pool: 625 SF Free-Form In-Ground Shotcrete Pool w/7.5' dia spa.(8 jets), 24" raised bond beam (22,500 gal)
    Pentair Equip: Intelliflo VF Pump, MasterTemp 400 Heater, IC40 SWG, Quad DE 100 Filter
    Automation: IntelliTouch i7+3 (+ extender panel), 6 Jandy Automated Valves (S, R, Spa Bypass, Solar, Cleaner, Spillway)
    Other: 75% Solar, Kreepy Kruiser Cleaner, Tan Hip-Hop Diving Board (a bit curved) on 606 Cantilever Base (SR Smith)
    Links: [TFP Pool Build Thread] - [TFP Landscaping Thread]

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