According to Pop Sugar, stock tank pools (mainly used as troughs for livestock) are the coolest trend for this summer. I came across Morgan Satterfield's design she shares in her blog The Brick House on my Pinterest feed and knew this was going to have to be my June DIY project.
I started doing some research and learned that in addition to different shapes and sizes, you can also get pumps, cleaners, make them salt water and heat them. I am going to purchase an 8ft round pool for my DIY project from Tractor Supply and am planning to also buy a pump and create a salt water pool. Level ground is a key to creating a stock tank pool area and I plan to use sand and rocks for my project, but there are many options such as brick, wood platforms and simply leveling dirt.
Here are some of my favroite articles from my research on stock tank pools and a You Tube video as well. I am thinking a sandy area with beachy planters, Adirondack chairs, a fire pit, cafe lights and some fun floats, but the design possiblities are endless. You can keep things simple or go with a more design oriented project for your pool. With minimal investement and maintenance, stock tank pools create a cozy, backyard escape that can be enjoyed with family and friends throughout the year and make it possible to escape to a water environment whether you live by the coast or not.