We all have our goals in life. And one of mine is to one day own a house and garden big enough to have my very own swimming pool in. Sure it is a big goal to have, but if I work hard enough and save long enough maybe I will get there. But it seems some people can’t be bothered with all that saving and waiting for nonsense and just make their own…
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You probably all remember this idea from my post “Top 10 Things Made With Refuse Skips” it is still a great idea and one of the best home-made swimming pools you will ever see. But I suspect it would be a lot harder to make than it looks.
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I don’t know what I love most about this image, the fact that it is dead simple to make ourselves, or the fact that the guy relaxing in it has a glass of wine! He certainly feels he is living it up large, but in reality just looks like a posh tramp.
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There are loads of variations on this idea, but they are all essentially the same thing. Get an open top van, place a waterproof sheet inside it and fill. This idea would be amazing if only you really could drive around with it already filled up and ready to go. But sadly you can’t.
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Now why on earth would you use a storm drain as a makeshift swimming pool! Well, it does make for a cheap build, but also a rather dangerous one. Don’t try this at home!
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Sure it is simple, but this is not a bad idea for keeping the little ones cool over summer at all, just grab an old cooler box, fill it with water and make some rather happy memories.
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What I loved about this image was that it goes to show that a DIY swimming pool can offer some happy memories no matter how poor you might be. They will all grow up to remember that happy day and know that no-one or anything can ever take that away.
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It doesn’t matter what way you look at it, this swimming pool made from beer crates is very well made indeed and dare I say…a touch of genius! I have no idea how many bottles of beer are in each crate, but you are definitely going to have to destroy a liver or two to have enough.
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Now this in all seriousness is not a bad idea at all. Just secure an old car trailer somewhere that is even ground, place a thick groundsheet into it and bingo! You have yourself a nice sized pool for the back garden. If this had been buried in the ground it would have been so much better, but still a good idea.
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Fed up with it being hot and not having enough money to repair his boat, Eddie decided to turn it into a little swimming pool for the local kids! Not only is this a good idea, it is a great idea! Shame I don’t have an old boat really.
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Made from what looks like a chicken fence and a waterproof ground sheet this is the perfect DIY pool and while the image link doesn’t contain a making guide it does contain some amazing images showing how happy the kids were and how something as simple as a home-made pool can make many happy memories for all of them.