Swimming pool from recycled pallets

Pallet Swimming Pool

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Why would you want a swimming pool? The real question probably is why wouldn’t you want a swimming pool?

Who says having a swimming pool in your home requires a big budget? We’ve featured dumpster diving before as one low-cost way of creating family pools, but here’s a cheaper project… Of course, it’s the humble pallet again!

Pallet Swimming Pool

A pallet swimming pool is not only more inexpensive, it is also faster to build. You can finish it in just one day!

It could be any size, shape or design that you want since this is a DIY project and it is an above-ground swimming pool. There’s almost no restriction in building it yourself!

View our album of pallet swimming pools below and be inspired to build your own (if you don’t have any backyard pool yet).

Do you know anyone who could use a pallet swimming pool in their yard for the summer? :)


  • Pallets
  • Heavy-duty Tarpaulin
  • Timber Boards
  • Heavy-duty Load Straps
  • Old Sheets, Blankets or Towels
  • Medium-duty Tarpaulin (as pool liner)
  • Duct Tape
  • Wood Screw
  • Bamboo Roll-down Blinds (optional)


  • Nail Gun
  • Circular Saw
  • Staple Gun
  • Sander

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Thanks to Slip Talk for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here

BTW, another seriously inexpensive option is this hay bale pool!