With the blistering heat of the summer, installing a backyard pool is an idea that crosses everyone’s mind. However, the five digit price tag sends most of us to the not-so-glamorous public pools to cool off.
Most cheap alternatives like inflatable pools may offer a temporary solution, but they rarely see the end of the summer. Luckily, there’s a new trend taking over social media that is prompting many to pop up their own “hillbilly hot tubs” this summer.
Avoiding the cost and time of installing an in-ground pool, many people are turning to stock tanks and transforming them into their own personal oasis.
Stock tanks are intended to be used to provide water for livestock, but considering they can hold up to 700 gallons of water and cost less than $400, it’s no surprise people found another use for them.
“More and more, we see our customers turning to this innovative solution as a way to enjoy many of the benefits of a pool without the high cost,” Tractor Supply Company stated on their website.
However, affordability isn’t the only benefit to stock tank pools, they are also vastly easier to set up. All you need to do is smooth out an area of your backyard, install the stock tank, and add a pump.
Maintenance for this makeshift pool is just like any other, and these stock tanks can be set up to make sure filling and cleaning is easily done.
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