Thursday, May 13, 2010

Make a Homemade Above Ground Swimming Pool

Pages 700-703, St. Nicholas: a monthly magazine for boys and girls, 1915. Modern additions could include Inexpensive pool liner(recycled billboard tarp),an inexpensive portable pump(for drainage),and some pool sanitizer. I wouldn't use treated wood without a liner because of the potential for leaching dangerous chemicals into the water.

We might try this, or purchase a *300 gallon Rubbermaid stock tank.

Here's a complicated design from a 1971 Popular Science magazine. It stacks away.

Lumber can get expensive; however, lumber salvaged from free wooden pallets might be usable for a pool liner frame.



*Hot tub made from 300 gallon Rubbermaid stock tank. This picture really gives a good idea of how roomy these 300 gallon stock tanks are inside. This stock tank can be ordered online at Ace Hardware, and other places. I'd just use mine as a swimming pool.

6 comments:

Lily said...

Sooooo cool! Much cheaper than most other options too. Thanks for sharing!! I wonder if there would be trouble with the township in some areas if you tried to build one of these things?

Chanell D Gautreaux said...

This is awesome! When I was a kid I wanted a pool and tried to get my family to get one. Had I seen this way back then...

Alexandra said...

It is much less expensive, and good for smaller spaces because you can customize. With all our trees, we have limited free space.

Sarah said...

This is cool!

Lola said...

I'm wondering if it can pass the homeowners association!

A little landscaping...

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