If you are on the hunt for the best outdoor storage box that is going to serve as your pool toy storage box, then you are in the right place! After the kids have been in our above ground pool, the pool storage box is emptied and the pool and surrounding deck is full of pool noodles, floaties and diving rings! It just takes a few minutes to clean up, but having the best pool toy storage for your backyard or patio makes all the difference as all of the toys can be tucked away into a pool box and out of sight!
There are quite a few options for the best pool toy storage box and after researching and testing, I have come up with this guide to the best outdoor storage boxes to help take the guesswork out of buying your own!
By the end of this guide you will have everything you need to know about choosing an outdoor storage bin, a pool toy holder, a pool noodle holder as well as creative ways to deal with pool toys in your backyard!
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The Best Pool Toy Storage Bin Comparison Chart
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What to look for when choosing Pool Toy Storage
After all of the pool games are done, there is carnage in the pool and around the backyard. Investing in pool storage bins for toys, towels and pool accessories can get everything cleaned up and looking good fast!
Ideally you are going to want to look for a pool toy storage box that can contain all of your kids toys. I personally like the outdoor storage box style, but there are other types from a waterproof storage box to a pool storage shed to a mesh basket.
There are plenty of different sizes of outdoor toy storage boxes so you are going to take into account the kinds of pool toys you have. You do not want to purchase a small deck box only to have it overflowing with toys.
If you have a lot of blow up toys, you can use a net to contain them. You can also use a pool shed for your pool float storage.
So first, evaluate your needs when it comes to the size of the pool box storage that you need. I highly suggest you measure the space you plan to put the outdoor storage box (if you are planning on going the deck box route) so you have an idea of how much space it is going to take up. Sometimes they are a lot bigger than you thought when you put them together!
Do you want a pool storage bench? I love that these provide a dual function! Somewhere to sit and a storage function makes a bench option ideal for some pool decks!
However, you might not want a box, you might prefer a mesh bag pool float storage caddy so your toys can drip dry and so you have a visual of what is inside it.
Maybe it is not pool toys at all but the lounge cushions that you want to put away!
Taking a few minutes to think about what function you want will save you headaches when your pool toy organizer arrives!
Do you need a pool toy storage option that will be outside all year long? Or will you move the pool accessory storage into a larger shed or garage. What do you plan to put into it? That will affect how durable of a box you need (and whether or not you want the option of sitting on top of it or piling other heavy things on top!)
If you plan to keep it outside, you are going to want to go with a durable deck box patio storage style box. the downside to something like this is that they are more of a pain to move around than something that can be carried and put away.
Material – Wood vs Plastic and Resin or Mesh Baskets
Plastic and Resin deck boxes tend to be more affordable than a wood outdoor storage box. They also require less upkeep, but are almost impossible to repair if damaged.
Wood patio storage boxes are very durable and sturdy but require some maintenance (such as staining etc).
If you are thinking of going the mesh basket route, you are going to want material that is durable and a quality built product that can stand up to weather without cracking or breaking.
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