How to Make your Own Stock Tank Pool

Looking for a place to beat the heat this summer, but not in the market for a private in-ground pool? Instead of dropping a ton of cash just to stay cool for a few hours at a time this summer, consider making a galvanized stock tank swimming pool, or what some people call a cowboy pool.

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You can make your own stock tank pool with the help of North Fulton Feed & Seed! These affordable stock tank pools provide a fun watering hole for kids and adults alike. Best of all, stock tank pools are easy to set up and maintain, while saving you thousands of dollars.

How To Make Your Own Stock Tank Pool

First, select a site for your pool. You’ll need a level spot, such as a flat area or on a deck or concrete slab. Remember to leave room or space behind the pool for your pump and hoses. Consider whether or not you want to be in a shady area, and if one isn’t available, you can always create some with a patio umbrella.

Next, purchase your stock tank from North Fulton Feed & Seed. After you clean it, decide how visible you want the hoses and pump to be. Some people hang the hoses over the side and weigh them down with cinder blocks, which is easier and ensures there are no leaks. If you prefer a cleaner look, however, you can measure and drill holes in the side of your tank for your hoses and pump. You’ll need a small pump to filter the water. You may want to consult with a trained electrician beforehand since we’re talking about water and electricity.

Personalize Your Pool

If you’re handy, create a deck around your new pool or a rustic backdrop. Or plant a beautiful garden or design a landscape around your pool. Add lighting or a waterfall for a spa-like feel. If you prefer the simple look, throw an umbrella up for shade, add some beach balls and call it a day! Check out the video below for more easy-to-follow instructions.

At North Fulton Feed & Seed, we’re here to help you create the perfect stock tank pool for your backyard fun. Stop by to get your galvanized stock tank today. We’ll help you beat the heat in style!