The warm summer that you’ve been waiting for is right around the corner, and there’s no better time to soak up in the pool as you enjoy the blissful blue skies and the raging sun.
No pool though? No problem. The trend of the new season is perfect for those who don’t have one but still would love to enjoy a splash in their backyard!
This amazing steel tank is traditionally used as a water trough for large herds of livestock. However, they can easily be converted into beautiful above ground pools, especially for people who don’t have the money or the space to build a full range inground one.
This idea is also a good way to make good use of that outdoor space in your yard without incurring too many costs. There are several different sizes available, so if you’re looking for something that would easily accommodate your family, there’s definitely an option out there for you.
A traditional inground pool can cost you up to $30,000 to install, and many homeowners don’t have the budget for this, or simply don’t want to make such a big commitment. The great news is that you can get the same soothing experience with these tanks, most of which cost only a few hundred bucks.
As you can imagine, there are many stock tank pool ideas out there, so I gathered some beautiful inspiration pictures that will surely make you consider this hot summer trend!
“Everything has been figured out, except how to live. – Jean-Paul Sartre
This amazing and charming backyard tank pool, neatly tucked away in a Tennessee farm, is the perfect combination of simplicity and whimsy.
To keep the water pure and healthy, the tank has an above-ground filter and the owners add chlorine, just like they would with a normal-sized pool.
Who says you cannot have an inground option using the best stock tank pools out there?
Well, with just a little creativity, you can transform your average tank into an inbuilt design that will transform your entire landscape.
Be sure to add a few plants around it and some hardscaping for the best results.
Do you have a water obsessed dog? Then a small tank design like this is ideal for your pet friend to enjoy under the summer daze. There are smaller and bigger options too, but this one isn’t just any doggie pool. It’s big enough to accommodate a few extra adults (and children) as well!
Here’s another creative way to make your stock tank pool look unique. The idea is to build a deck around it, making it the centerpiece of the entire outdoor living space.
You can then fill the deck up with outdoor furniture and create the ultimate summer retreat in your very own backyard!
Don’t know what to add to have a finished look? Then take note:
- A small deck so you can sit on the pool’s border
- Shade, so the area is even more comfortable
- Privacy fence or a simple wooden barricade
- Seating options and a few plants
That’s it! As you can see from the picture above, you don’t need a lot of space to create the perfect relaxing retreat in your own yard. Think of this as an outdoor tub hidden from prying eyes.
This is a more modern and sophisticated take on your traditional and vintage stock tank pool. It is installed right outside the door and is conveniently positioned for an easy dip every morning or evening after a long day of work.
It’s also possible to add some vibrancy and a sense of life around your stock tank pool without overcrowding it with clutter. This idea above does that by incorporating a few beautiful seating options as well as potted plants and a clean landscape design.
Also, notice how the entire home has the same color pallete: black and white. This makes the space look even more modern, so consider painting the tank to complement your home’s colors.
Stock Tank Pool Decor
Don’t like the look of your tank pool? Then consider changing its appearance entirely: you can build a deck around it, paint it your home’s color or even follow the idea above: covering it entirely to make it very unique.
While most of the pools we have listed above are designed to act as an alternative to your normal swimming pool, there are still other applications to explore with stock tanks.
The one above for instance is used as a large hydroponic garden with green plants protruding well above the water.
The tank is the centerpiece of this backyard garden and it provides an easy way to plant and maintain plants, even if your region doesn’t allow you to have water-loving plants.
Investing in a new pool during this summer may not be an option for most people due to the high costs and space needed. But it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the soothing water with your family.
Consider a stock tank pool setup and you will easily end up with a functional pool without having to spend thousands of dollars.
Request a free quote for stock tank pool installation and start enjoying the new season with your family!