DIY & Improvement

Stock Tanks Are An Easy And Affordable Way To Put A Pool In Your Backyard

You can buy one at your local farm supply store!

As the warmer weather rolls around, you’re going to be spending a lot more time outdoors — and also wishing you had a way to cool down. Of course, the “simple” solution would be to install a pool in your backyard, but that costs thousands of dollars — until now! Enter: stock tank pools, a trendy and affordable way to enjoy some fun in the sun this summer.

And yes, in case you’re wondering, stock tanks are what you think they are. They’re intended to be used as water troughs for livestock animals, but now they’re being repurposed as backyard swimming pools. In fact, according to Tractor Supply Co.‘s website, an increasing number of customers are buying stock tanks (you can get one for around $400) to use as swimming pools.

Here’s an example of a stock tank pool, shared on Facebook by a California company called The Urban Farmer:

Honestly, it makes sense simply because of how easy it is to set up. Tractor Supply Co. explains the installation steps on their website, and let me tell you — it may not be as easy as turning your pick-up truck into a pool (because yes, that is possible, too!).

Pick-up Pools

But the stock tank pools look like they will last much longer, and they’re definitely far more backyard-barbecue worthy. That’s for sure!

Perhaps the most difficult part will be finding the perfect place to position your stock tank swimming pool. You’ve got to make sure it’s set up on a flat area. So if you don’t have one, you’re going to have to create one, perhaps by using compacted sand or concrete.

The kid in this photo, shared by Instagram user @mrslaurenash, certainly seems to be enjoying his stock tank swimming pool!