All those wet towels and what to do with them


Bronze Supporter
May 25, 2016
Fort Wayne, Indiana
I have regular old 25 foot clothesline -- run from the edge of the deck to a pole my husband installed in concrete. Towels dry very quickly, and suits do too.

If you've got the room, it's the easiest thing ever.


Well-known member
Aug 17, 2014
NW Ohio
I like what snap96 did-- classy with the pallet wood.

I had a stainless steel 48" bath tub handle (picked up at HD years ago for cheap), I mounted to the 2x4 on my fence. Won't hold more then a couple towels, I'll see how it works this weekend, the wind around here is brutal.


Bronze Supporter
Mar 19, 2016
Port Orange, FL
I have one of these wall mount towel racks on order - it actually should arrive today. I will be putting it a side wall next to the door to our backyard pool area. Should be a great spot to hang swim suits, towels and wet rash guards...

I found it on Amazon - we tried a "stainless" steel one, but it was only big enough for a hand towel...

Amazon "The Original Hanging Towel Rack"
Did you receive this yet? If so, what do you think?


Gold Supporter
Feb 24, 2015
Santa Cruz, CA
I have received it, but I haven't had time to put it on the wall. It is just black PVC, but it looks pretty good.

Once I get my drill out and mount it to our stucco wall I will take a photo and hang some towels on it!


Gold Supporter
Feb 24, 2015
Santa Cruz, CA
OK, I just finished putting the towel rack up as my Saturday before breakfast project!

I am satisfied with it - it isn't that great looking or anything, but it does the job...not sure we would buy it again, but we have it, need it, and now it is installed.



LifeTime Supporter
TFP Guide
Jun 12, 2011
I've had the IKEA one on my patio for two years and it still looks just like the picture. It is a covered patio though. I'm pretty sure it's all stainless steel so it shouldn't rust.

And for those who need a free standing towel rack, IKEA has you covered there too, and for less than $20.

GRUNDTAL Towel stand - - IKEA


TFP Expert
Platinum Supporter
May 23, 2015
Tucson, AZ
Pool Size
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
On the wall mounted version, IKEA says the mounting bracket, center tube and plugs are stainless while the individual bars are galvanized steel. As long as the galvanized coating doesn't get scratched or worn, then corrosion should not be a huge issue.

Maybe you should hook that up to your pool's bonding wire just to be sure :laughblue:



LifeTime Supporter
TFP Guide
Jun 12, 2011
The only parts that seem to be galvanized are internal. The disc at the end of the tubes (that are the bars upon which you hang the towels) screw into a galvanized piece that is inside the tube, but the tube and disk are stainless. Everything that you can see or touch is stainless.


Jun 26, 2016
Durant, OK
Not to beat the dead horse, but that is made out of PVC piping exactly as I described. And there's maybe $15-$20 worth of PVC there (that's retail price...a mass manufacturer is getting the PVC in bulk and for a lot less). Seriously, you could easily build that thing for about $20 worth of parts at your local hardware store....

Ok, dead horse fully flogged.....
Agree...I am so not handy & built a PVC one with a few modifications like an extra T to insert the skimmer pole. The legs are filled with sand & there are 2 shelves for drinks, etc that can be removed to fit extra towels. I put shower rings over the towels to keep them from blowing away.

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