This weekend, a pretty pool sitting area with towel hooks was created. And I couldn’t be happier!
It’s time for the fluffiest of towels to head outdoors, for the pool is finally up!
Putting up the above ground pool
First up, we needed to drag the pool out of the garage somehow. It was in its original box and I wasn’t into throwing my back out, so when I spotted the scooter, I reasoned this could work…
Well, it worked awesome! Dear scooters across the land, you have other duties now, so rest up! Who needs a $300 dollie when you have a $10 scooter?
A tarp was placed on the ground first, then the pool on top.
Next, the top ring of the pool was inflated using the air compressor on the lowest setting possible.
The pool took two days to fill with water and it was ready to go!
Isn’t it beautiful?! The water was pretty cold, but nothing a little warm weather won’t cure.
Poolside towel hooks
Next up, a place to hang pool towels was desired. So an old barn gate was brought outside, with random hooks screwed in place along the top.
And I wasn’t kidding about random hooks. This metal bracket came from an old metal bed frame. But it worked!
Add a few pool towels and it looks as cute as can be!
What I love about the outdoor gate to hang pool towels is that it doesn’t have to remain a permanent fixture. Bring it in when done with it!
The gate is sitting underneath a small house overhang so it is partially protected from the weather.
If not protected, it would be wise to treat the wood with something waterproof.
Poolside sitting area
Oh, but we aren’t done quite yet!
I had two chairs that simply sat all by their lonesome behind the pool on the sidewalk. Not very enticing but it didn’t take much to change that.
Two chairs, a crate and a cute farm sign later, there’s a pretty nice little sitting area that faces the pool and the rest of the backyard!
I already had the chairs, but the pillows were just found at a local thrift store. They are perfect!
The crate in between the chairs is the perfect height for a side table, but it does more too!
Inside the crate has just enough storage for the pool necessities such as the pool chemicals, test strips, etc.
The plants in front of the crate somewhat camouflage the contents yet everything is still within easy reach.
How about a little tea to go with that cold pool water until things warm up?! Works for me!
Well, the cold pool wasn’t cold enough to stop my son from jumping right in!
Looks like it’s a good thing a pretty pool sitting area with towel hooks got put up when it did.
I’ll take that tea and a towel to keep me warm for now, thanks…
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