Updated October 04, 2020 by Chris Gillespie

The 10 Best Pool Towel Racks

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This wiki has been updated 9 times since it was first published in September of 2020. When enjoying a day in the pool or relaxing in the hot tub, having a convenient place to store towels will not only keep your outdoor area tidy, but will also keep them in easy reach when needed, and provide a place for them to dry out after use. The items selected here come in a range of sizes and materials, and are ranked on their sturdiness and weather-resistant properties. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. MBQQ Industrial

2. Wassers Outdoor Rack

3. Outdoor Lamp Company Patio

Editor's Notes

October 01, 2020:

Those who own a pool will appreciate the difficulty in keeping the area tidy and preventing accidents. Without an adequate place to keep towels, accessories, and toys, they will invariably end up scattered across the floor or draped over furniture. To eliminate this problem, a good quality towel rack will not only provide a place to store and dry your towels, but often they incorporate additional storage, for things like sunscreen, goggles, flippers, and even inflatables.

For smaller outdoor areas a compact option may be the best choice. The Outdoor Lamp Company Patio is wall mounted and will leave your floor space intact, however, it's really only suitable to hold a few towels. The Milliard Portable Towel Tree and the O2cool Pool & Spa Valet are similar in design to a coat rack and take up minimal room, the latter incorporates a swiveling accessory tray to hold small items. The Southern Enterprises Mission has a similar design but notably is made from hardwood, giving it a much nicer look, however, it will require yearly oiling or varnishing to prevent weather deterioration. The AquaTeak Sula is another wooden option that, as the name suggests is made from teak, a wood known to be naturally water-resistant and durable.

For those where space isn't an issue, perhaps a larger rack or even a caddy might be preferable. The Outsunny Outdoor Cabinet and the Crosley Furniture Palm Harbor are both cabinet style racks and are made from all-weather rattan which is UV-resistant. The Wassers Outdoor Rack and the Outdoor Lamp Company 405B are both made from PVC pipe and are large enough to hold multiple towels and other accessories with ease, however, they may not fare so well if kept in direct sunlight. The MBQQ Industrial, on the other hand, is made from steel with a black powder-coated finish, making it an elegant, corrosion-resistant, and well-proportioned choice.

Special Honors

Frontgate Providing everything you could need for your outdoor area, Frontgate's furniture collection is designed in-house and made from high quality, weather-resistant materials. With confidence in their superior quality, all their outdoor furniture frames are backed by an industry-leading 10-year structural frame warranty. frontgate.com

4. Outsunny Outdoor Cabinet

5. AquaTeak Sula

6. Milliard Portable Towel Tree

7. Southern Enterprises Mission

8. Crosley Furniture Palm Harbor

9. Outdoor Lamp Company 405B

10. O2cool Pool & Spa Valet


Chris Gillespie
Last updated on October 04, 2020 by Chris Gillespie

Starting his career in the building industry, Chris built and managed a plumbing and heating company in northern England. After 13 years, seeking a more fulfilling lifestyle, he moved to southeast Asia, eventually settling in Vietnam, where he teaches writing and comprehension at a number of international universities. Drawing on his previous experience, and his passion for kitesurfing and windsurfing, Chris is knowledgeable in all things water related both recreationally and within the construction industry.


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