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Stock tank pools seem to be still having a moment. Perhaps it's because everyone is trying to create their own outdoor oasis while we hunker down at home and the likelihood of public swimming pools being closed this Summer due to Covid-19.
They are an affordable option and you can keep it as simple as just filling and draining, or installing a pool filter and using chlorine tabs. You can find all you need at your nearest farm and ranch supply store.
Our stock tank pool is one of the best things about summer!
The water is always cool and the oblong tank is deep enough for the water to reach our shoulders and long enough that we can enjoy it together, or I can just float if I want to. I always want to. I love nothing better than jumping in after yard work and then drying off in the warm hammock.
We originally set the pool in the sun and the metal tank itself was too hot to touch after a day in the sun and the water felt like bathwater. What were we thinking? Not the refreshing dip I’d envisioned. We moved it to our shady side yard and found the perfect place between the pines against our neighbor’s garage.
We decided to keep it simple and not add a pool filter or chlorine so I can hook up a hose to the spout for watering the Oak Leaf Hydrangea and trees in our courtyard.
This is Summer #3 for this stock tank pool and I've decided that this year I will buy a sump pump so I can drain without having to tip it over.
Read this article for tips on setting up a stock tank pool of your own.