If your kid is now going through that learning-how-to-swim phase, well, first of all – our deepest sympathy. Now that we got that out of the way, let’s talk practically, shall we? A swim barbell is an awesome pool accessory to provide a child with some support while still learning how to swim.
If you’re not able to find one a the store – just make it yourselves! It only requires a PVC pipe and a pool noodle. Super simple!
This one is only for extra-devoted parents, but hey, we're here to speak to sideline minorities, too! If you're an amazing enough parent to build your kid their very own sandbox – as depicted in the picture before you – you'll probably need to childproof the sharp wooden edges around it to make sure no one gets hurt while playing.
What could be more perfect for the job than soft pool noodles? Also, you can make it super colorful this way! We love it.
Pool Cup Holder
Omg, as helpless pool addicts, this one's by far our favorite one! If you're anything like us, you know nothing can beat the joy of hanging in a cool pool of water in the scorching heat.
A pool experience can never be perfect without a cold, refreshing beverage next to you. But alas! How can you keep your drink around without having to go through the trouble of actually holding it all the time? Here's a perfect solution: a cup holder made out of pool noodles. The image speaks for itself, so we'll stop here.
Winter Plant Protector
Extra-cold winters can be truly harsh on houseplants, and we're here to provide you with the simplest of hacks to save yours from falling victim to this year's frosty months.
All you need is – surprise – a pool noodle! Just cut it and insert the stem (carefully so you don't accidentally damage it). It's so simple, and it can save your beautiful flowers and plants. Oh, pool noodles, how lovely you are.
Impromptu Obstacle Course
Okay, before we share the next pool noodle hack with you, we need to confess something: we've never had a horse, nor ridden one!
Shocking, we know. But some of us (the rich and luckier ones, probably) are horse owners, and as such are probably in desperate need of some new trail practicing ideas! So, here's a cheap and cool one: create an impromptu multi-colored obstacle out of pool noodles.