Crafts & DIY
DIY Cheap, Easy Pallet Pool For Your Yard
The whole project can cost less than $80!
Cheryl Knight
12.18.18

If you want to put a pool in your yard but can’t afford a more expensive model. then a pallet pool might be for you. One of the many benefits of a pallet pool is that it is relatively easy to assemble and takes only a few hours. Plus, many pallet pools cost far less than a standard pool. So, build a pallet pool and beat the heat this summer.

Here are the simple instructions for putting a pallet pool together in your back yard.

The Original Pallet Pool Post

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Facebook user Torben Jung originally posted about the project on the social network site. Form Germany, Torben built his pallet pool to help beat the summer heat. Since then, many others have built their own versions of the pallet pool.

Lay Out the Tarp

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Start by laying down a tarp large enough for the size of the pool you want to put together. If needed, place multiple tarps down for a bigger sized pool. You should also lay down the wooden pallets to use as the pool’s base.

Screw The Planks Together

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Next, screw the pallets together. Add wooden planks on top to help keep the pallets together. You can also add waterproof lining to cover the interior of the pool once you put water in it. Make sure to put plenty. as you will need it to hold in the water.

Add Another Layer of Lining

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As a safeguard, add a final layer of lining to ensure that the pool won’t leak once you fill it with water. You should also make the liner is secure so that it doesn’t come loose while it is in use. If you feel like it is needed, ass a pump to keep the water clean while it is in use.

Another option is to add plywood sheets to the interior of the pool to keep the pool tarp from getting pierced by sharp objects. Once you are finished building the pool, you can even add a deck and some stairs to make getting in and out of the pool easier.

Creating Pools of Differing Sizes

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You are not restricted to making pool of a specific size, and can make the pool smaller or larger depending on the size you want and the number of people you need to accommodate. Keep in mind that you will have to adjust the instructions to account for the larger or smaller sized pool.

Examples of Pallet Pools

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Here are some examples of some of the pallet pools that people have built, all of them customized to fit the specific needs of the builder. This pallet pool has a set of stairs and a small deck area making it easier to get in and out of it.

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Here is an example of a much larger pallet pool. It also has a large deck around the outside to accomodate large groups. The builder of this pallet pool also installed a ladder on the side, making it easier to get in and out of.

Pallet Pool Example Videos

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Here is a video detailing just some of what you can do when building a pallet pool. Notice how sturdily constructed the pool looks, and it even has a pump to keep the water in the pool clean.

Source: Mark Lucking, Source: Simplemost

By Cheryl Knight
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Cheryl Knight is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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