As temperatures rise, everyone is busy finding ideas for fun outdoor activities, and taking a dip cool in a pool in the summer heat is on the top of the list. But what summer fun in your backyard without an Olympic-sized swimming pool? Worry not, try these easy DIY tank pool projects to have a trendy and least expensive pool option. 


Paint It Well

Though it may need touch-ups over time, having a pool in your favorite color is super fun. You can paint it with soft colors like light blue, white, or others. You are allowed to paint it with vibrant colors like bright yellow or pink too. The best thing about it is you can change the color every time you want to.

Bright yellow tank pool from stocktankpoolauthority
Round yellow tank pool from sunwovenstudio
Bright pink poll tank from werethejoneses
Pink tank pool from werethejoneses

In-ground Stock Tank Pool

The in-ground pool would be a good idea to upgrade your outdoor space, and you can even turn it into a hot tub. Consider building a deck and add a pool railing to level up the look of your galvanized stock tank pool. 

Creative DIY Pool Liner

Putting a liner on a stock tank pool might be the last thing you think about. Besides handling the rust and leaking, this DIY tank pool idea is so creative. Consider an eco-friendly option like bamboo to make up your pool liner.

Tank pool with bambo liner from cuckoo4design
Tank pool with bambo liner from cuckoo4design
DIY tank pool with wooden liner from apartmenttherapy
Bamboo liner in tank pool from craftyincrosby

Stock Tank Pool with Custom Bench

Take your pool to the next level – deal with the pool’s metal side that quickly burns and also provides cozy seating for everyone to put your feet in, add a custom bench to your stock tank pool. It can be a cool spot to have summer drinks too.

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Wooden lounge chairs from heywandererblog
Wooden pallet bench in tank pool from lifeinbrunswickcounty

Add Colors

Add colors to your galvanized stock tank pool. Add an umbrella, set lawn chairs, throw colorful floats, add some toys, then you’re all set. More tips to design a simple DIY tank pool: to keep your pool away from bugs, you can add a cover or install a mosquito net. While to avoid the water getting extremely hot, place your pool in an area with some tree cover, or simply use a cantilever umbrella.

Striped yellow umbrella from greenhousestudio
Pink and white striped float, large umbrellas and lounge chairs from thespruce






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