While we’re happy to provide our clients with all their custom shed and garage needs at any point in the year at A-Shed USA, we often advise clients to think in terms of opposite seasons. That is, building a shed or garage setup that’s more popular at another time of year may actually be ideal in terms of cost, material availability and more — and a perfect example here is a pool equipment storage shed.
While most wouldn’t start thinking about this sort of shed until the spring or summer when most pools will actually be in use, the fall or winter is often an ideal time to get a step ahead. Materials may be slightly more affordable in certain areas, and our team will have greater availability for assistance with installation or other themes.
If you’ve decided now is a good time to build your pool shed for next summer, what are some of the most important qualities to look for as you source your shed materials? Here’s a primer.
Basic Dimensions and Storage Space
First and foremost, any shed you build to store pool equipment and related items will need to be large enough to handle the range you’re looking to keep protected. If possible, consider enough space for both your winterizing equipment and summer supplies, as this may save you from making separate trips back and forth.
The height of your shed also matters, especially if you’re storing longer items like pool cleaning arms, telescoping pool brushes, or other tall items like canopies and other overhead accessories. In some cases, a shed that’s not quite tall enough may require additional height from stacking equipment on top of one another — which can be inconvenient when you actually need individual pieces.
In many cases, the pool area is used for things like entertaining and other purposes — and you should design your pool shed with the same theme in mind if so. Look for ways to make the shed space one where people can congregate, and any pool equipment storage a secondary function.
For example, a patio area or some sort of decking system can help make your shed more of a gathering point — and our team of experts at A-Shed USA will be able to specify the best materials for your project’s needs, including treated wood or cedar plank decking that’s designed to resist the elements.
In part two of our series, we’ll go over how to create a pool shed that adds to your home’s resale value while also benefitting your entire family. For more on how to design an ideal shed to hold pool equipment and serve related needs, or to learn about any of our storage sheds or garages, speak to the pros at A-Shed USA today.