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How to Store Pool Floats and Toys in a Storage Unit

To us, there’s nothing better than a long day at the beach or pool – ice water in one hand, a book in the other, all while coasting on your favorite inflatable pool float. And now, with summer coming up, it’s important to know how to store all these summer pool floats and toys, so you can enjoy them year after year.

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to keep buying new ones every year. Not only does this waste money, but it’s not great for the environment either. The solution? Storage!

If you properly store your pool floats and toys at the end of summer, you’ll be able to enjoy them for years.

Keep reading to learn our best storage solutions for summer pool floats and toys for in your home or in a storage unit!

How to Prep Your Summer Pool Floats and Toys

Before storing you summer pool floats and toys, it’s important to prep them with a good clean, deflate, and dry! Not only with this ensure that they are in good condition before storing them, but it will also prevent any mold, dirt, or dust from growing while they’re away.

Here are our favorite ways to prep your summer pool floats and toys!

Wash and Dry

It may not always look like your pool floats and toys are dirty, but they often do! Chlorine residue, dirt, and sunblock can sit on your pool floats during storage and harbor bacteria – which is never fun.

To start, simply wipe off the pool toys to remove dirt and grime build up. Then rinse with clean water (hose water also works great) and begin to scrub the toys with a dish soap mixture. Once you’re sure it’s clean, rise away the soap and dry them in the sun!


After you’ve cleaned your summer toys, you’ll want to deflate any inflatable pool floats or toys so that they’re easier to store.


The final preparation step is folding. Depending on the pool floatie, this may not be the easiest step, but it is worth doing to ensure your summer toys stay in the best condition for next year! Make sure to fold any inflatable toys gently to reduce the risk of creating punctures or holes.

How to Store Summer Pool Floats and Toys

Now, the most important part of keeping your summer toys in their best condition is storage! How and where you store your pool toys will depend on a few factors, but the ideal place is a temperature-controlled storage unit that will prevent mold, mildew, and pests from getting to your items.

Opt for an airtight storage container or a vacuum-sealed bag for extra protection against bacteria, sunlight, and objects that can damage your items.

Store Your Summer Pool Floats and Toys with Fairfax City Storage Today!

Store all your summer and seasonal items at Fairfax City Storage! For 30 years we’ve been the experts at providing our customers with storage solutions and tips they need to protect their belongings! Our knowledgeable team is here to help answer any questions you may have!

For even more storage tips or to rent a storage unit, contact us today!

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