Have Some Frugal Fun in the Sun with These Dollar Tree Pool Products and Hacks

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It’s pool toys galore!

How often are you replacing pool toys and supplies because they get destroyed by weather wear or kids playing just a little too rough?

Head to Dollar Tree for a HUGE assortment of summer fun – all for just a buck! Check out our latest finds on pool toy essentials, along with some fun pool noodle hacks!

Beach balls

dollar tree pool supplies and fun hacks — beach ball

If you don’t have a beach ball in your pool, do you even have a pool? Kidding! But really, at only a buck you can stock up for tons of inflatable fun.


Swim goggles

dollar tree pool supplies and fun hacks — swim goggles

It’s good to know that Dollar Tree carries these, even if you just keep some on hand as a backup pair if you lose or break your favorite goggles. They have both adult and kid sizes with options that cover your nose as well!


Diving sticks

dollar tree pool supplies and fun hacks — seahorse shaped diving sticks

How fun are these seahorse shapes! The kiddos will have some pool time fun by letting these bright seahorses sink to the bottom and retrieving as many as they can in one shot.


H2O blasters water gun

dollar tree pool supplies and fun hacks — h2o blaster squirt gun

These blasters are full of summer fun with or without a pool! For the latter, simply fill a large bucket with water to reload the blaster by siphoning up water from the tip. They can shoot water up to 30 feet!

Hip Tip: Have a water balloon war using a set of water balloons from Dollar Tree which comes with a hose attachment to make filling a breeze!


Novelty pool floats

dollar tree pool supplies and fun hacks — pizza inflatable float

What kid wouldn’t want to sit in a float that looks like pizza!? In addition to the standard pool floats Dollar Tree carries in their seasonal selection, I was able to find this fun pizza ring over in the toys section.


Fishing nets

dollar tree pool supplies and fun hacks — butterfly net for the pool

Another toy section find! While technically it’s a butterfly net, you could totally use this as a pool scoop to retrieve items in a pinch! That said, you may want to reinforce the netted scoop to the handle with some duck tape in case it comes loose from getting wet.


Plastic pencil pouches

These plastic pencil pouches are great for transporting wet swim suits. Kids can change at the pool, tuck their wet suits inside and zip them up!


Pool noodles

dollar tree pool supplies and fun hacks — colorful pool noodles

So. Many. Noodles. You can obviously use them as intended (as a floating pool toy), but check out these awesome DIYs you can make with them, too!

Pool Noodle Tennis Rackets

dollar tree pool supplies and fun hacks — diy pool noodle racket

Using a pool noodle, scissors, some duct tape, and a mesh bag, you can create pool noodle tennis rackets by following along with this simple DIY by In The Know Mom. Use them to knock around soaker splash balls or water balloons!


Pool Noodle Luminaries

dollar tree pool supplies and fun hacks — diy candle luminaries

How cute are these floating candles by Create Craft Love! By cutting noodles into chunks, wrapping some plastic wrap around the bottom of a battery-operated tealight candle (also available at Dollar Tree), and wedging the candle into the noodle opening, you’ve got the most adorable floating luminaries to light up your pool at night!


Pool Noodle Sprinkler

dollar tree pool supplies and fun hacks — pool noodle sprinkler hack

Such an easy and fun DIY! Just poke holes in the pool noodle, cover one end with duct tape, and then insert the hose in the opposite end. Then turn on the water and enjoy!

You could even hang the sprinkler over a tree limb so that the water shoots out horizontally. Just make sure to secure the noodle with some duct tape around the inserted end so it doesn’t slip off.


Pool Noodle Floating Cooler

dollar tree pool supplies and fun hacks — floating cooler diy
This DIY from our very own Lina will make your pool party the coolest around — literally! This floating cooler made from Dollar Tree items keeps your favorite drinks chilled and within reach. It’s perfect for your next summer party and will only set you back a few bucks!


Written by Emily for Hip2Save. Emily lives in Buffalo, NY where she spends her time drinking lots of coffee, scouring the internet for deals, and tackling DIY projects. She’s a big believer in self-care and living the fullest life possible, all while saving money of course.

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Comments 9

  1. LC

    Great ideas- thanks!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re so welcome, LC! Glad you are loving these!

  2. TiffMeow

    Really great ideas!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Yay! Thanks for the feedback, TiffMeow!

  3. Kim

    Awesome ideas! Thanks for sharing and posting!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You bet!

  4. MessyT

    Seriously fun ideas. Thank you!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re SO very welcome!

  5. Bex

    Not pool related but those noodles work great as bumper pads in a toddler bed. Cover with fitted sheet and tada.

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