You see most of our backyard is hill and pretty much the only area where we still had room to add anything to our yard. A while back we had thought about adding a pond to our yard but my husband who uses our yard the most during the summer would love to have something where he can float on a raft to catch some rays. I’m saying that he uses the yard the most because as the mosquitos get more aggressive during the hot summer months, I tend to spend less and less time outside. Plus I’ve been going away with the kids every summer which usually didn’t leave all that much time for us to spend in our yard.
Today I just want to share with you my inspiration and plans and hopefully soon the finished area.
Our Stock Tank Pool Planning
Last year I sketched the below image while sitting in my yard and kept nagging my husband to dig the following spring. I knew this would be a project that he has to mainly work on himself.
Here is what our yard looked like last year’s late summer and you can see the grass patch that I planned to have cut out.
Our garden from the top and you can see more by clicking HERE.
My husband started digging at the end of March where our garden still looked brown and sad.
So while searching online for more inspiration while my husband was digging, I found the below images of wooden hot tubs in California. I just love everything about them.
And last night my husband and our neighbor picked up the cat food can, aaaaah I mean the stock tank 😉
I will paint the inside with flex seal paint to prolong the life of the galvanized metal.
I’m totally aware that our stock tank pool will not end up looking the exact same way as my inspiration and I already decided on some differences. Let’s see how my husband will build the rock wall behind it and what we will do in front of the tank. Our grass is completely ruined because we are also running an electrical outlet to the pool pump. I didn’t want to deal with extension cords. If we ever don’t want to have this as a pool then we can definitely turn it into a little pond.
For now, our entire family can’t wait to float on a raft on our tiny stock tank pool during the hot and humid summers here in PA. If we get 4 of these floats HERE then we might all 4 fit, haha, but I’m sure our kids would still want to do that with us.
Hopefully, I have a full detailed reveal post soon.
UPDATE: check out our stock tank pool reveal post!