How to Build a DIY Backyard Stock Tank Pool

How to Build a DIY Backyard Stock Tank Pool | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credit: Maker Gray via YouTube


It’s that time of the year again when you start feeling the heat and it’s very uncomfortable that all you want is either a refreshing drink or a great and cool bath! If you want a pool but think that they are too expensive to build, well, you’d surely be glad to know this cheaper alternative that feels as great as a real pool. Learn how to build this project by Maker Gray on YouTube now and place it in your yard, you can chill in this tank pool with your favorite drink in hand together with your family or friends.



  • Galvanized stock tank
  • Sand filter set
  • Inlet valve
  • 2 plunger valves
  • Hole saw metal
  • Adhesive sealant
  • Glass filtration Media
  • Reusable water filter
  • Plumber’s tape
  • Metal file
  • Oxy-tech 35% food-grade hydrogen peroxide


Step 1

Place the stock tank on level ground or prep your lawn if it’s uneven, then drill holes for the outlet and the inlet valve, and file any sharp edges until smooth. Before proceeding to the next step, clean or vacuum all of the metal shavings, then once done, wrap the plumber’s tape to the threads of the inlet and outlet, and apply some sealant on the inside of the valve fitting.

Easy to Build DIY Backyard Stock Tank Pool
Image credit: Maker Gray via YouTube


Step 2

Insert the valves into the hole, then screw the pieces in place, and repeat the steps with the inlet. Smooth out the adhesive that leaked around the sides, then pour the glass media into the tank filter, and attach the hoses to the tank and the pump. Secure them in place by attaching the rest of the pieces, then fill the pool with water, and add hydrogen peroxide to the water.

Easy DIY Backyard Stock Tank Pool Tutorial
Image credit: Maker Gray via YouTube


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How to Build a DIY Backyard Stock Tank Pool

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