If you’re looking for a DIY solution to your current lack of a swimming pool, a pallet pool might be your next big outdoor project. We’ve all seen the various in-ground or above-ground pool options — including stock tanks pools, which have become a popular option — but have you considered building one out of wooden pallets?
The structure was first seen in a now-viral Facebook post from 2015, but it has since gone on to inspire the masses to create similar structures in backyards across the country — because they’re ideal for summer swimming on a budget.
Check out the original post, from Facebook user Torben Jung, below:
How To Build A Pallet Pool
Constructing a pallet pool can cost as little as $80, and if all goes smoothly you should see the fruits of your labor after just a few hours of work.
You begin building your pool by laying down a large tarp and from there you use wooden pallets to create the pool’s base. Next, you screw them together, adding wood planks on top to keep them together. From here you’re going to need a whole lot of waterproof lining to cover the interior of your soon-to-be pool.
Once this is completed, you’ll add one more layer of lining and ensure it’s secure. If you’re feeling fancy you can add a pump to keep the water clean. Otherwise, simply fill your new pool with water and enjoy!
Here’s another example of a pallet pool, from Instagrammer Erin Beverley:
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The video below gives you an idea of what you can create rather quickly. Looks pretty nice for a one-person job!