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The Cheapest Way to Build a Swimming Pool in Your Backyard!

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Who doesn’t want a swimming pool in the backyard? Nothing beats the convenience of being able to take a refreshing dip whenever you want or hold pool parties with friends. But alas, not all of us are blessed with money to have pools constructed in our yards…well, the traditional pools, at least. But there’s another way to build one and it costs way, way less than the typical swimming pool.

Torben Heather wanted a pool so bad he found a way to create one using pallets…yes, those piles of strong wooden planks that can be found in construction sites or backyards. Here’s how he did it:

Lay a heavy duty tarp on the ground to hold the water. Pile full-size pallets around in a circle to form a wall.

Fasten the pallets together by nailing boards on the top and the sides of the pallets. Place heavy duty load straps around the entire structure for strength and support.

Cover the interiors with towels, blankets, and sheets, using a staple gun to fasten them.

Use a large medium duty tarp as the pool liner. Place it in the pool frame and attach it permanently.

For a smoother look, you can put bamboo roll down blinds to the exterior of the pallet frame.

All it takes is 9 wooden pallets and some creativity to build this!

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Voila! Now you have an awesome swimming pool in your backyard!

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And here you have it, a DIY swimming pool that does not cost you a fortune!

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