How to Easily Make DIY Pool Chairs For Sitting & Paddling

Alicia W
by Alicia W
3 Materials
10 Minutes

If you've ever sat by the edge of a pool, your back begins to hurt after a while. Ladies (or men in Speedos), we all know how the seat of our swimsuits gets those little pullers in them... so here's the perfect poolside solution!

Here's how to make DIY pool chairs that allow you to dangle your feet in the water:

Basic plastic chair for outdoors

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1. Grab plastic chairs

Purchase basic plastic chairs.

Measuring where to cut

2. Measure where to cut

Measure from the ground up where you want to make your cuts and mark with a Sharpie. I measured 14" from the ground up.

Applying painter's tape to the legs

3. Apply tape

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.

Cutting off the chair legs

4. Cut off the legs

Using a reciprocating saw, cut along the top edge of the tape and remove all four legs.

Sanding the edges

5. Sand

Sand the edges of the chair legs where you made the cuts.

DIY pool chair

DIY pool chairs

This is what your chair should look like after you've removed the legs.

DIY pool chairs

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 ache. 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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