Introduction: PVC Pool Tool (DIY Shepherd's Hook)

About: I am the most happy when I am tinkering or fixing something.

The backyard swimming pool can be a joy for all.  But, after the fun is over, sometimes it's tough to get all those toys out of the pool.  I needed some kind of pole with a hook on the end to speed up the process.  What about those long fiberglass or aluminum poles they sell at the pool store?  Too heavy.  Too long.  Too expensive.

This instructable will show you how to make your own PVC pool tool for minimal cost.

Step 1: Tools, Materials & Safety

  • hacksaw
  • 10 ft - 3/4" pvc
  • 1 each - 3/4" tee
  • 1 each - 3/4" elbow
  • 3 each - 3/4" caps
  • pvc primer and glue
  • Protect yourself at all times.  Use proper PPE (personal protective equipment) when applicable.

Step 2: Cut & Assemble

  • Cut PVC in the following lengths: (84",18",12",6")
  • Glue 84" pole and 18" top piece into the tee.
  • Glue 12" cross piece and 6" hook into the elbow.
  • Glue both assemblies together.
  • Glue caps on all three open ends.

Step 3: Final Thoughts

Keep this hook handy, because you will use it quite a bit. 

I made one for my neighbor who just had a pool installed and he loves it.

I think I will build a small net attachment next.