Do It Yourself Swimming Pool for Less than $100

Want a new pool in time for spring and summer but don’t have the money to make it happen? Just do it yourself!!!

Below you will find basic instructions for a simple, inexpensive, and creative way to make your own above ground pool.

First, layout a large and strong tarp to protect the ground and avoid mud pits.  Start by standing your pallets up and making a circle out of them.  Be sure you examine the pallets for loose nails or anything that might snag your tarp or pool lining.  Nail boards in to the tops of the pallets where they meet in order to connect them.

Swimming-Pool-made-out-of-pallets-1Strengthen the stability of your structure by securing ratchet straps around it’s perimeter and nailing boards in workable areas that connect adjoining pallets.
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Lay old blankets, canvas, or some other soft and strong material over the pallet structure and cover all of the pallet connections with towels.  This will prevent the pallets from puncturing your pool lining.  Swimming-Pool-made-out-of-pallets-3




Next, line the inside of the pool with a solid and reliable tarp.  You can use duct tape to secure the pool liner in place. Swimming-Pool-made-out-of-pallets-4

Finally, add some elegance by nailing wood planks to the tops of the pallets.  This will further secure the pool liner while providing a nice place to sit or hop on in.  Swimming-Pool-made-out-of-pallets-6

Here is what the finished product looks like!  Comment below if you have ever built your own pool.  Share your pictures with us.Swimming-Pool-made-out-of-pallets-5 (1)

Here’s a video example of an even simpler design put together by a father for his children.

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