The Cool House: Connected!

Monday, July 20, 2009


What connects a cleat, boats and the Cool House pool?

Take a boat or dock cleat. Fasten it to two 3-4" long screws

Push screws through pool skimmer cover (don't forget to clean skimmer basket while you have it open!)

Screw on a back plate, secure with nuts... and voila.

One handy handle to lift the skimmer covers that lies flat when not in use. Safety first around the pool. Ingenious!

And the most likely place to use a 3" cleat or a boat? To secure the 1/4" line that runs up the pennant

Thanks to everyone who chimed in with suggestions.


Anonymous said...

My brain is tired.
Great Idea.


ethan@OPC said...

I'm with Jenni... Great way to hide the skimmer cover.

Nadine @ BDG said...

I love when things have multiple functions without even anticipating it.

Kathleen said...

That's brilliant. And, the landscaping around your pool is beautiful. I'm especially inspired by the Japanese maple that's planted next to the edge.