Summer is right around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about ways to beat the heat! One of the most popular ways people are cooling off this year is by building a DIY stock tank pool. These pools are affordable, versatile, and easy to build. We’ll take you through a step-by-step guide on how to build your own DIY stock tank pool for endless summer fun!
Choose Your Tank: The first step in building a stock tank pool is choosing the perfect tank. You’ll want to select a tank that’s durable, leak-proof, and big enough for your needs. New Braunfels Feed & Supply offers several options of tanks to choose from. An 8-foot round galvanized steel tank, which holds about 700 gallons of water, is ideal. If you want a deeper pool, look for a tank with a depth of at least 43 inches. Consider and evaluate the size of the area where you will be placing your tank before making a final purchasing decision.
Plan Your Location: Once you have your tank, choose a location for your pool and prep the area accordingly. Flat ground and trouble-free drainage are vital for a stable pool. Use a measuring tape to map out the exact spot. It is best to consider placing it in the shades to keep the water cool in those hot summer days.
Install Pool Filter and Pump: The next step is installing a pool filter and pump to keep the water clean and clear in your pool. The pump must be sized to the pool and the filter’s gallon rate to filter the whole pool water on time. Once installed, you will need to fill the pool with water as needed.
Add Your Finishing Touches: With your tank installed and filter and pump in place, it’s time to add some finishing touches. You can install wood decking around your pool, or add some potted plants for a green vibe. Make the space comfortable by placing chairs, cushions, or a picnic table. Additionally, add lights around the pool or string up some festive banners to make it feel even more like a mini paradise in your backyard! New Braunfels Feed has plenty of plants to choose from, see our selection.
Dive In: It’s time to fill up your pool and dive in! With your new DIY stock tank pool, you’ll have endless hours of summer fun and excitement.
Building a DIY stock tank pool is a great way to beat the summer heat and create a unique and fun space in your yard. With a few simple steps, you can build a pool that is not only functional but also stylish and refreshing. Be sure to follow the steps diligently and add some finishing touches to make it even more enjoyable! Let’s get started on making this summer one to remember!