Today I’m sharing stock tank pool ideas submitted by readers who were inspired by our own stock tank pool lined with a pool liner. At the beginning of summer, I shared a stock tank pool idea emailed to me by a lovely couple who used my pool liner idea to successfully revive a rusty old stock tank pool. I love seeing my ideas come to life and helping others. So keep them coming!
Stock tank pool ideas inspired by our pool
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I have 3 stock tank pool ideas to share with you. Each one of the pools changed steps in my tutorial to make the setup work in their yard. I love showing different ways to implement what we have done in other yards to demonstrate that you don’t have to replicate our setup entirely.
Here is our setup to refresh your memory:
Stock tank pool idea #1
Laurel emailed me the following…“Your pool gave me the inspiration to create a little oasis in our back yard. I used Tahitian thatch from Forever Bamboo for the skirt. I used your bamboo idea to hide and separate our grilling patio, beyond the arbor. We live on the Outer Banks where the ocean currents can be extreme. When we can’t be at the ocean, this space has brought much joy to our family. with small grandchildren.”
They started out with an area by their deck and built another small deck for their stock tank.
For the pump, they built a deck enclosure with a small door to access the pump area. Remember we used a faux rock to cover our pump.
They also decided to not add a liner for now and it looks great.
Just look at their beautiful deck setup below.
I think the thatching around the pool looks beautiful with the added starfish and seashells.
I love this panoramic view of Laurel’s beautiful backyard.
Stock tank pool idea #2
The next idea was previously shared on my blog already. This stock tank pool idea shows that you can use an old yucky stock tank pool and convert it to a pretty functioning pool with the help of a pool liner like we did.
Stock tank pool idea #3
Christine emailed me that they found some clips to hold the liner in place. She and her husband discovered that 1″ greenhouse cover clips work on the lip of the tank.
They also were unable to get 2′ bamboo fencing and their solution was to cut some of the 3′ bamboo fencing and bury the rest in the gravel to securely keep it in place.
I love their set up with the designated patio:
Stock tank pool #4
I didn’t mention this setup above because it isn’t an idea but here to show you that even if you can’t get all the supplies, that you can still use it.
James and his family were unable to get the bamboo this year but the kids were able to use the stock tank pool without it.
I’ve mentioned before, to keep the liner in place more securely, you could lift the tank before filling it and tucking the liner under the tank. The weight of the waterfilled tank will help keep it in place.
All the pools shown above didn’t use the same liner as we did that has a printed water pattern. The above stock tank pool ideas are all using a plain blue 8′ round pool liner.
I was told by so many people that the liners were hard to come by this summer and I see that the one I used is still sold out. I’ll keep my eyes open to see when they are back in stock to let everyone know.
One more thing, in case you are wondering if you can make an In-Ground Stock Tank Pool and Hot Tub, then check out this amazing blog post that I found. Now I want to make mine into a hot tub too LOL.
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