So maybe an olympic size lap pool is out of your budget. Yea, us too. But trending for summer fun in the yard this year is an easy DIY project that uses something from the farm & ranch supply store. Stock tank pools are the perfect plunge pool to cool off from the heat, yet take up very little space and don’t cost a lot to DIY. You can install them above ground, or dig them in. Choose galvanized metal, or poly as a liner for an unground version. Loving this fun idea!
DIY Stock Tank Pools
Tractor Supply Company has a great primer on creating a stock tank pool. It isn’t quite as easy as filling a kiddie pool from the hose, but it is a simple DIY. This tutorial will give you all the basics on how to create a site, pumps and sealants.
Stacey at ‘Embracing Motherhood’ has the happiest kids on the block! They even have a video tutorial on how to make a stock tank pool!
Katie and her husband from ‘Let’s Add Sprinkles’ made this cute little oasis in their hot Texas garden for less than $300! Great DIY stock tank pool tutorial – they leveled the land and added decomposed granite for the pool “pad”. Can’t you see yourself soaking in this on a hot July afternoon?
Marty from ‘A Stroll Through Life’ was so inspired by the last tutorial from ‘Let’s Add Sprinkles’, that she and her family made their own stock tank pool! Waterfall? No Hillbilly Hot Tub here!
‘Sew and Tell Quilts’ did an in-ground version of a DIY stock tank pool. This tutorial has lots of photos, and they also shared what went wrong to try to save you some headaches. Ahhhh! The beach umbrella is the perfect finishing touch to keep you from burning while keeping cool.
This galvanized stock tank pool was made with gorgeous decking, from ‘Good Home Design’. The tutorial is photos only, but there are tons of great tips in the comments of this post! Building it into a slope created a more “built in” pool feel, especially with the deck.
Here is a DIY stock tank pool done by ‘Hot Tub Advice’ on Pinterest. No tutorial, but great inspiration on how to create your own little hideaway! (A cool one!) Love the privacy screen and the stepping stones leading right up to it. This makes it look like an important part of the landscaping, not an afterthought.
This next one was uploaded by Pinterest user Rebecca, and just goes to show what you can do with the tutorials you have already seen! Great inspiration!
Another Pinterest user upload by Sara, this is cool copper pool!
If you want an easy and inexpensive way to cool off this summer, try a DIY stock tank pool with these step by step instructions! Want to remember this post? Pin this to your Pinterest boards for later! Once you have had time to cool off in the pool, check out these 12 DIY ideas for patios, porches and decks!
Image Credits: Tractor Supply, Embracing Motherhood, Let's Add Sprinkles, A Stroll Through Life, Sew and Tell Quilts, Good Home Design, Pinterest, Pinterest, Pinterest