Thursday, April 28, 2011

Swimming Weather and Our DIY Stock Tank Pool

It has been warm enough on a few days to swim, so we put out our stock tank pool. We have too many trees to have a regular pool, and the area that is free is quite unlevel for an above ground pool. This rigid 300 gallon Rubbermaid stock tank can take the water pressure from the uneven rough ground. This is our second year with this pool. It was stored outside during the winter with no ill effects. The drain is a big plastic screw bolt which is replaceable if broken or lost.

In the summer, I put up an inexpensive netted lawn tent around the pool to keep the mosquitoes at bay.


Momma2MyGirls said...

I love it! I grew up swimming in a large galvanized stock tank during the summers, and it was perfect because as me and my friends would climb in and out, the sides never collapsed like a cheap above ground pool. So many happy memories in that 'pool'.

Alexandra said...

Those galvanized ones are super - built tough for live stock and rough fields. I looked for that one first, but then chose this one for the depth.

I'm glad this brought back happy memories. :)

Myrnie said...

Just a little jealous! We hit 55 degrees yesterday, felt warm to me!

Elizabeth said...

That looks like fun!

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