Sitting By the Pool's Edge in Style

Alicia W
by Alicia W
3 Materials
10 Minutes
If you've ever sat by the edge of a pool, after awhile your back begins to hurt. And ladies (or men in Speedos), we all know how the seat of our swimsuits get those little pullers in's the perfect pool side solution!
Purchase basic plastic chairs.
Measure from the ground up where you want to make your cuts and mark with a Sharpie. I measured 14" from the ground up.
Lay a piece of painter's tape across the leg of the chair using the marks you made. This will give you a straight, clean line to make your cut.
Using a reciprocating saw, cut along the top edge of the tape and remove all four legs.
Sand the edges of the chair legs where you made the cuts.
This is what your chair should look like after you've removed the legs.
Place your chairs by the edge of the pool, sit down and comfortably enjoy the water without ruining your swimsuit seat or giving yourself a back ach. Cheers!
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  • Mindy Mindy on Jun 29, 2021

    How do you get in and out f them?

  • Susan Tietjen Susan Tietjen on Jun 29, 2021

    How does this address a backache or pinching seat problem? Same chair back, same chair seat.

  • Dtm51242536 Dtm51242536 on Jun 30, 2021

    Great refreshing concept, your poolside patio chair w seat back …….How do you get into a chair that sits on a pool’s edge? My imagination reasons that you would need an underlying swivel feature to immerse legs/feet into the pool! Stymied.

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  • Lisadoll Lisadoll on May 22, 2022

    Cool idea!! Simple, and easy too.

    keeps those hideous chairs out of the landfill, saves you suit, and a better way to supervise kids in the pool !

    ( they’d be cute sprayed bright colors w plastic paint also)

  • Donna Ohanian Donna Ohanian on May 22, 2022

    Only one way out of that chair! Into the pool! Makes more sense to me to sit in the full size chair in the low end of the pool. Getting just my toes wet is not my idea of fun.