How To Build A Swimming Pool Using Wood Pallets
Installing an in-ground pool can cost anywhere from $20,000 to $30,000, and sometimes even more. I don’t know about you, but that’s not exactly in the budget for me this year. However, I live somewhere with extremely hot summers, and we live an hour away from the closest beach. By the time June rolls around, I’m usually desperate for some body of water, however small, that I can take a dip in to cool off.
Fortunately, there’s a budget-friendly way to achieve this goal – by building a swimming pool using wood pallets! I know you’re probably thinking that this sounds like a pretty sketchy idea. The engineering behind this project by Easy Pallet Ideas is simple yet extremely clever, and the end result is an above-ground pool that is actually fairly nice-looking.
The main supplies you’ll need for this project are about 40 wood pallets (can be sourced from many places, including your local lumber or home improvement store), a pool pump, and a tarp. You’ll also need some other supplies including plywood, nails, metal brackets, and some basic tools. You don’t need to be a carpenter to complete this project – but if you happen to be friends with one, I’d see if they’d be willing to help you out!
The first step of this project is to build the boundary of the pool. Next, you’ll fasten some supports so the boundary stays secure. You’ll also build steps using pallets and run the pump through to the pool using some basic pipes. The tarp lines the bottom and sides of the pool, ensuring the water doesn’t leak out anywhere.
What you’ll end up with is a pool that’s substantially cheaper than most, that you can likely complete within a weekend if you have someone giving you a hand. For the full tutorial including step-by-step instructions and accompanying photos, click here. I think the only thing more satisfying than taking a cool dip in your pool on a hot day is knowing that you saved tens of thousands of dollars in the process!