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3 Winning Stock Tank Pool Designs You Can Use This Summer

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The average cost to install and maintain a backyard pool is between $20,000 and $30,000. Think of what you could do with the extra money if you found a reasonable facsimile that not only cools you and your family off but is just as stunning as its contemporaries. As an alternative to dropping a year’s worth of salary just to stay cool or keep up with the Joneses, why not consider a stock tank pool?

Originally built as livestock water troughs, these inexpensive farm implements have taken the DIY group by storm, and now they’re winning the hearts of the budget-conscious crowd as well. Popping up in backyards across Texas, a stock tank swimming pool is an innovative solution for enjoying a standard pool’s benefits, minus the hefty price tag. Here are three stock tank pool designs that are winning people over.

1. Stone Patio Appeal

Three Winning Stock Tank Pool Designs You Can Use This Summer

Photo: Pinterest/Toni Sandridge

This homeowner sunk the tank a little in order to have their flagstone patio surround the project while maintaining the proper level for water to flow from a pond/fountain component. Together with the planter and tiki torches, it’s a nice touch.

2. Backyard Oasis

Three Winning Stock Tank Pool Designs You Can Use This Summer

Photo: Pinterest/Tractor Supply Co

This pool is designed with a little backyard holiday in mind. With the water feature running into the pool, the great wooden privacy fence, and the lighting components, all you need now is someone to bring you your drinks! You’d better start posting for applicants soon, because this project looks not only inviting, but quick and relatively easy.

3. Simply Dreamy

Three Winning Stock Tank Pool Designs You Can Use This Summer

Photo: Pinterest/Ruby Braden

A family in Texas could get quite creative with a design like this. Not only is the deck and windmill component complementary, but the pathway or gravel surrounding the pool itself could even be shaped like the Lone Star State! These people were quite creative with their stock tank pool design, even incorporating a stone encasement for the tank. It looks not only gorgeous but completely inviting in their back yard.

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