Genius Pool Noodle Storage Ideas

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These 30+ genius pool noodle storage ideas make it easy to enjoy the pool and store items neatly for ease of use. As a mom of three and a professional organizer, I’ve got awesome ideas for all budgets, needs and DIY abilities.

Colorful pool noodles floating on the surface of a swimming pool.

Pool Noodle Storage Needs

To decide on the best pool storage options for you and your unique needs, you should consider a variety of factors.

  • Do you want to keep them near the pool area or store them somewhere else that will also work for long-term storage? Or do you want to have 2 locations for storage for pool toys – one for the summer and one for the rest of the year?
  • Do you want them to be easily accessible for children or do you want to control when the toys are used and by who.
  • Do you want to keep your pool toys stored to extend their use life or do you prioritize easy access?
  • Do you have just a few float noodles or many?
  • Is the attractiveness of the storage important to you?
  • What is your budget?
  • Do want to use wall-mounted storage options, ones on the ground or rolling options?
  • Do you want to purchase a specialized product or tackle a DIY project?

Once you answer those questions, you’re ready to choose the best way to store these pool toys.

A close-up view of colorful foam noodles used for swimming or recreational water activities.

Budget-Friendly Pool Noodle Storage Ideas

These inexpensive ways to store pool noodles are simple storage ideas that require no special crafting skills.

Use plastic bins. You can use ones you already have or get them at the discount or dollar store.

  • A clothes hamper – you can use a plastic one year after year or a mesh cloth hamper will last one season if you dry it out well between uses.
  • Trash can – the size of the can you’ll need depends on how many noodles you have 
  • Taller laundry basket
  • Bucket – A taller bucket is a great way to store these floats
  • You can even repurpose a kitty litter container like I did for pool toy storage

Use bike rack hooks attached to the wall. This creates a storage rack that can be places above a door  or on wall that is out of the way. Or when your children are younger, you may want to place the holder down lower so they can get their own pool accessories. You could even create pool float storage in 2 areas: one that is easy to access during warmer months and one that is out of the way for the rest of the year to maximize your storage space.

A tomato cage can be secured in the ground and hold up to 8 pool noodles. It makes it easy to move the storage when you want.

Simple Outdoor Storage 

There are many fun organizational uses for items you may already own. You can simply repurpose these items and give them a second life.

A great outdoor storage bin is a tall narrow planter box. This box is already designed to be used outdoors and to be attractive looking.

Repurpose a wine rack to hold pool noodles and rolled up beach towels.

Repurpose a rolling mesh laundry cart to hold pool floats and other outdoor toys.

Attach 2-3 bungee cords to fence slats or to hooks on the wall. Slip the noodles and other pool equipment between the fence and the bungee cords.

Repurpose a rope hammock or climbing net to hold equipment when you attach it to a wall or fence, much like the bungee cord idea.

Use 2-3 flag poles attached to the fence to create a ledge to hold the noodles. You can also use them to hang towels to dry.

Use an old patio bench and secure the noodles under the arms of the bench.

String the pool noodles between the polls of a badminton net. You can even leave the net up and string them below the net.

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DIY Pool Noodle Storage Solutions

Repurpose a wooden pallet to create storage that can be hung on a pool fence or wall and can also be attached to legs to stand alone. This tutorial from Juggling Act Mom walks you through how to create your own. 

You can build your own storage option using this tutorial from Ana White that is based on a planter box.

Place a pole or tomato stake into the ground. Slide one pool noodle over the pole. You can them tie a loop of rope around the pole or place pool lifesavers over the pole to hold additional noodles.

There are many tutorials on building pool storage from pvc pipes you can find at your local hardware store.

Maintenance Tips for Pool Noodles

Proper cleaning and drying pool floats and toys. after every use will keep them fresh so that everyone wants to use them through out the summer. It also prolong the lifespan of your pool toys.

Rinse well with fresh, not pool water, after every use and allow them to dry thoroughly so that mildew doesn’t grow.

Inspect toys and equipment frequently for cracks, tears or holes that can harbor moisture and encourage the growth of bacteria, mildew or mold.

To clean:

  • Use a solution of warm water and mid dish soap.
  • Use a cloth or sponge to gently scrub the surface and remove any dirt, mildew or algae buildup on the surface or in crevices.
  • For stubborn buildup, you can use a paste of baking soda and water to create a gentle abrasive cleanser.
  • Rinse the toy’s surfaces well to remove any soap or other residue.

To Dry:

  • Stand the noodles on end vertically so that all water will drain off the exterior and interior.
  • You can lean them vertically against a wall or stand to facilitate the drying process.
  • Make sure that air can circulate around and through the noodle.
  • Drying in direct sunlight can speed the process.
  • Always make sure that equipment is throughly dry before storage to prevent the growth of mildew or mold.

UV Protection

While pool noodles are made to be used in the sun, proper storage and protection from prolonged UV exposure can maintain the quality and extend the lifespan of them.

Once the noodles are completely dry, store them out of direct sunlight, if possible.

Don’t leave the toys stored directly on concrete or other highly reflective surface. This can accelerate damage by reflecting heat onto the toys.

Store the toys out of the elements during the off season.

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