Winter Storage Tips for Pool Toys and Accessories

November 14, 2022
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The pool is a great place to cool off in the summer. But in the winter, it's not exactly a place you want to be. So what do you do with all your pool toys and accessories? 

Instead of leaving them lying around, it's better to store your pool accessories in a safe place, like pool float storage, so they do not get damaged by the cold and humidity of winter.

This blog reveals practical steps for storing pool toys in winter to help you keep your swimming accessories secure regardless of your available space. Let’s take a look.

Get Rid Of Unwanted Accessories

Dispose of old, broken, or unwanted pool toys and accessories, or they will take up unnecessary space and complicate the storage process. 

Clean And Dry Before Storing

Washing your pool toys and accessories with water and a mild detergent before storage will remove harmful elements that could cause structural damage.

It's also important to wipe down your pool items with a dry cloth before storing them to prevent water damage and mould growth. Letting them dry in the sun is a good idea, but be careful not to leave them there too long.

Deflate The Inflatables

pool float

Inflatable pool toys and accessories such as pool floats, beach balls, splash pads, kayaks, and float pads should be deflated before storage so that they take up less space and are less likely to be damaged in storage.

Be careful not to keep your inflatable pool toys in the sun for too long after washing, as this can cause irreparable damage due to air pressure. 

If you’re not sure how to store pool floats for winter, here are a few hints:

  • Hang them on storage hooks outdoors but away from the sun
  • Store in a DIY caddy
  • Store in a custom Webfoot storage cabinet

Webfoot can help you find the best way to store pool floats for winter. We build everything from custom garage cabinets to custom wall-hanging pool float storage. Our custom storage units are also suitable for pool noodle storage.

Create A Designated Section For Pool Toys And Accessories

Instead of mixing your pool toys and accessories with other items, designate a special storage location where you can easily find them next summer. This could be in the basement, garage or attic. 

The good news is that Webfoot's custom storage system doubles as a pool toy organizer. Not only will they help keep all your items sorted and stored, but they will also add stunning beauty to your living space. 

Webfoot cabinets are built to protect your contents from external damage, so you can rest assured that your pool items will stay in good condition all winter long.

Use Clear Storage Bins

Clear storage containers are among the best pool toys and accessories storage options. They are better than cardboard boxes and most other storage solutions in terms of protection from pests and moisture. In addition, the contents of these containers are easy to see from the outside, meaning you can easily find the pool items when needed. To make this feature more effective, attach labels to them during the sorting and storage process.

Airtight containers are also an excellent alternative for pool toy storage, as they protect their contents from harmful elements like moisture, heat, and pests. 

At the end of the day, you'll need a place to store the storage bins and containers; this is where Webfoot storage solutions come in. They are available in various sizes and designs to accommodate your plastic containers and keep them safe and organized at the same time. For out of season items like pool floats, we recommend overhead storage racks. 

Choose The Right Storage Location

The choice of storage location will determine the condition of your pool toys during and after storage, so careful selection is essential. It is advisable to always store your pool toys in a cool, dry place, and there is no better option than Webfoot's custom cabinets. Whether you want to store your toys in the attic or the garage, our experts can easily install these cabinets for your toys.

Proper Storage will Have You Swimming ASAP

kid swimming

With winter approaching, it's time to start thinking about storing pool toys and accessories since they are usually dormant and prone to damage during the cold months. Fortunately, as highlighted in this blog, there are many pool toy storage options, the best of which are Webfoot's storage cabinets.

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