DIY Swimming Pools Made From Wooden Pallets Are Just What Summer Ordered

For as long as I can remember, I've always wanted to have a pool. But as we all know, they're pretty expensive, so I've had to have plenty of summers without one.

However, I just found out there is a way to make a backyard pool on a budget. And I'm going to show you how both you and I can do it.

I don't know about you, but one of my favorite summer activities is swimming in a pool.

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Sadly, I have no nearby friends who have one of their own. So, I had to resort to using my own ingenuity to solve that problem.

I'm happy to report that a DIY project I recently discovered isn't going to cost you an arm and a leg.

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In fact, it's quite reasonable. All you need is a few supplies, and you should be good to go. Want to know more?

So, get this, you can build your own backyard pool using a bunch of pallets.

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Oh, yes, that's right! I was scratching my head, too, when I first heard about this idea. But let me reassure you, it is definitely doable.

So how does one do that, you ask?

The first thing you need to do is to get a lot of pallets of various sizes. Then, you will need to get a big tarp. It will be the base for your pool.

You will also need some waterproof lining, lots of screws, lumber, and staples.

Now comes the assembly of the pool. You can staple the pallets altogether. Then you will need to line all the walls with waterproof lining just like this.

See, it doesn't look that complicated once you see it, huh?

At first, I was pretty intimidated by this project. But the more I go into it, I, see it's pretty straightforward. You can be swimming in something like this in no time, ha, ha!

Some people have even gone the extra mile and built one just like this with steps and everything.

Wow, isn't this quite impressive or what? I can't believe you can do this as a DIY. What a fantastic idea indeed, huh?

Imagine how much fun your kids will have in a backyard pool like this one?

I bet it will be the highlight of their summer. And if you don't have kids, then you can make yourself one to enjoy with your friends.

I don't know about you, but I'm very keen on making this pallet pool a reality this year.

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Now that I know how to do it, it seems pretty easy. What do you think? Do you feel up to it or not?