Gardening & Outdoors
Man builds family 300,000 gallon “natural” swimming pool that looks like a lake
He did such an amazing job at this. It's more beautiful than a lot of lakes I've seen and I love how deep it goes. 😍
Jessica Adler
01.12.23

Generally speaking, when it comes to swimming pools, we pretty much all have the same vision in our heads.

A long, deep rectangle filled with glorious water.

But there are some pretty spectacular swimming pools out there that wouldn’t fit this bill at all.

Unfortunately, pools are expensive.

And the more spectacular and bigger they get, the more that price skyrockets. Or, at least, that’s usually the case.

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Did you know that a standard pool installation ranges from $35,000 to a whopping $90,000?

That’s much too much.

Not many people could buy a swimming pool on a whim, but if you choose to build your own pool, you can do so for at little as 10% percent of the price.

Of course, building an inground pool from scratch is no easy work. But with the right tools and know-how, you can make a really good job of it.

Jerry and Marina Leussink, a Canadian couple, know all about the hard work that goes into building a pool.

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The Leussink’s pool is huge.

So huge, in fact, that it can accommodate activities like boat rowing.

Jerry and Marina own a farm, so they’ve got a bit more land to spare than most of us.

Their home is a great place for friends and family to visit in the summer months, making the most of the free space and the outdoor air.

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They had everything they could want. Well, everything except a pool.

So Jerry decided to build one.

And he didn’t do it by halves. In fact, the finished pool ended up being 1.2 million liters when full, measuring 90 by 70 feet.

In certain places, it gets up to 14-feet deep.

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Jerry paid forethought to maintenance.

A pool so big and deep needs to be properly maintained, and Jerry made sure of that.

He added a 30-millimeter poly liner for safety purposes and uses a pump to rotate the water and chlorine for keeping the water clean.

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Because Jerry’s pool is on his own property, his guests get the private VIP experience.

They don’t have to share the pool with other members of the public, and they can stay at the pool whenever, and for however long, they want.

Over time, Jerry made some additions.

He built a sandbox and a patio dancefloor.

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Prairie Farm Report/ YouTube

It’s clear that Jerry has put a lot of love and thought into his swimming pool design.

Nobody could commit to such a big job on their own without having a picture of all the fun, happy times to be had as motivation.

The pool is fully child-friendly.

There’s plenty to do for kids and adults alike.

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Prairie Farm Report/ YouTube

Being Canadian, Jerry’s guests know the importance of making the most of the summer sun, and many long days are spent at the poolside.

When the sun goes down, Jerry’s guests have room to camp nearby and light bonfires or barbecues.

It’s basically a full-on park.

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See the incredible little paradise Jerry has built his family, lake included, in the video below!

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By Jessica Adler
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Jessica Adler is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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