Build an inexpensive above-ground swimming pool

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Inexpensive Above-Ground Swimming Pool

How would you like to have a great looking above-ground swimming pool in your own yard this summer? As with all things, the quality of swimming pool that you can have depends on your budget. If you simply want to escape the summer heat, you can make this DIY cheap pallet swimming pool.

Inexpensive Above-Ground Swimming Pool

But if you want to make it as the main feature in your yard, that would require a fortune. Contemplating on having the standard, in-ground swimming pool in your yard? You can read this article to help you decide if it’s worth your time and money!

Now if you’re looking for a swimming pool that offers the best of both worlds, this idea is for for you – build yourself an above-ground pool with a deck using the cheapest materials available!

Above-ground swimming pools require less time, effort and money than an in-ground type. You also have the option to ‘remove’ the pool anytime you want or need to. There are lots of ways and materials you can use for an above-ground swimming pool such as shipping containers or hay bales. But for this project, getting a frame pool set is your best option.

Now you would need a deck to make it a beautiful feature in your property and the best way to keep your expenses low is to use pallets or reclaimed timber. Sure, it would require a lot of work, but it’s still definitely easier than building a standard pool!

It may not be an under-a-hundred-dollar project but if you’re going to choose from the variety of options you have for a swimming pool, this would the cheapest but the most beautiful choice!

Need some inspiration? Check our gallery of swimming pools with decks below!

You can also learn more about how you can build it by heading over to the step-by-step tutorial in the link below.

Materials:

  • 2×4 Timber
  • 2×6 Timber
  • Lots of Pallets
  • Lag Bolts
  • 2 1/2-inch Screws
  • Concrete

Tools:

  • Pallet Breaker
  • Measuring Tape
  • Circular Saw
  • Cordless Drill
  • Shovel
  • Spirit Level

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Thanks to 101 Pallets for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here