DIY Stock Tank Pools Are All The Rage This Summer, And They're Temptingly Affordable
If you're gearing up for what will hopefully be a glorious summer, you'll probably think about hitting the pool whenever you get the chance.
It's the perfect way to cool down during a heatwave, and a chance for you to wear that cute little bathing suit you've kept tucked away.
Or, if that's a little out of the way for you and you don't want to shell out a small fortune on installing a pool in your backyard - you could build your very own one using little more than a stock tank.
In fact, it's already become quite the trend with a number people sharing their own stock tank pools on Instagram. They're a rustic take on more traditional pools - but hell, traditional pools are overrated and way too expensive!
In fact, on average a backyard pool costs a staggering $20,000 to $30,000 - so, they're not exactly attainable for your average Joe.
Stock tanks, on the other hand, usually cost anywhere between $50 and $350, and with the additional cost of an $89 pump, these pool alternatives are pretty affordable.
If you are looking to set up your own DIY stock tank pool, then you might want to heed the advice of Brettan Hawkins, social media manager at Tractor Supply Company.
"We definitely recommend getting a small pump and filter or aerator," he told CountryLiving.com. "As they transfer and move the stock tank water, they keep the water from getting too hot, prevent algae and other buildup, and prevent mosquitoes from breeding."
"We sell transfer pumps and small aerators, or you can get a true pool filter from a pool store. A small aerator is also a good option if you want to avoid lots of chemicals ... If the water starts to get mucky for whatever reason, just drain and refill. Our stock tanks come with spigots for easy drainage."
So, if you've got a bit of time on your hands, then start digging that stock tank-sized hole in your garden and set the metal tub inside.