If you are anything like the rest of us, you have probably been dreaming about having your own swimming pool. Once the summer months roll around, we all like to have our own private place to cool down. Fortunately, this helpful tutorial is here to help you. Did you know that you can craft your very own swimming pool out of wooden pallets for an incredibly low price?
That’s right. The days of having to spend hundreds (or even thousands) for a quality swimming pool have come and gone. Our pal Torben Jung is here to give you the rundown. When he decided that he was going to take this matter into his own hands, he was able to create a top-notch swimming pool. All he needed were some recycled materials that are easy for anyone to come by.
The project was completed for less than $80, says Jung. Obviously, this is much less expensive than the usual prices you are going to see when you purchase ground installed pools. To get started, find a large tarp and lay it down. This is where your pallets are going to be placed when it is time to establish the base of the pool. Screw the palls together and be sure to add some wooden pieces to keep them closely connected.
You’re going to need a sizable amount of waterproof lining for the next step, so be forewarned. Once the final layer of lining has been added, take the time to neatly staple it to the pallets. If you would like to keep your water clean (and who wouldn’t?), you’ll also want to add a pump to the inside of the homemade pool. Wood paneling is a nice addition when you want to keep things clean on the inside.
As soon as these steps are completed, all you need to do is add some water and you are ready to enjoy your pool. It’s really that simple! If you need to make a smaller or larger pool, you can modify the instructions as required. A child-size pool can be made with a small number of pallets. Some may even decide to make a deck area out of additional pallets.
The possibilities are absolutely endless. We are already dreaming about the matching furniture that we are going to be making to go with our pool.SKM: below-content placeholder