Stock Tank Pools Are The Affordable Way To Cool Off This Summer

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A few years back, my husband and I got a company to come and give us a quote for an in-ground pool. When they revealed the price, I was astonished. We quickly decided that nope – the in-ground pool could definitely wait! But I must admit, those hot summer days really have me yearning for a pool. If you don’t have the budget or the space for a regular pool, I have some good news for you. People are making small swimming pools out of stock tanks, and they’re as aesthetically pleasing as they are affordable!

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Having an in-ground swimming pool put in can easily cost $80,000 to $100,000 or more – yikes! Our friend the stock tank, however, costs between $200 to $500.

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Some people choose to install their stock tank like an in-ground pool, while others leave them above ground, or incorporate them into a deck. There are so many options!

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You can even install a filter and pump to your stock tank pool to keep the water moving, clean, and fresh.

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Don’t like the metal look? Paint the outside of your stock tank whatever color or pattern you’d like!

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I don’t know about you, but these photos have me loving the idea of a stock tank pool! Even if it’s just temporary, a stock tank pool is a great and affordable way to cool off this summer. I think I’ll be spending this week checking out livestock stores to see if we can get our hands on one. Happy floating!