Stock Tank Pools

Stock Tank Pool-1-Design Crush

Photo: bigBANG studio

After silently stalking some Instagram friends for the past few summers, I can finally admit my obsession with stock tank pools. They’re exactly what they sound and look like – stock tanks meant for farms that can be filled and collect rain water. Once they’re brimming with H2O you can not only use their holdings to hydrate your garden and flowerbeds, you can also jump in for a nice soak! (They also make a fantastic emergency source of water.) The industrial look is really appealing to me as well as their utilitarian purpose. Some people install rudimentary filter systems, while others just let them go on their own. Stock tanks come in a variety of sizes and are relatively affordable. Seems like getting a pool just got a lot closer within reach. (You can also turn them into hot tubs!)


Stock Tank Pool-2-Design Crush

Photo: The Yard

Stock Tank Pool-3-Design Crush

Photo: Bohemian Homes

  • rooth

    June 24, 2014 at 11:28 am Reply

    The Texas girl in me loves this

  • kristin

    June 25, 2014 at 6:39 am Reply

    I grew up on a farm so this really appeals to me! It’s definitely something my dad would have cooked up (we had a hot tub — that we buried under ground to use as a fish tank!). I especially love that last pic!

  • victoria

    June 28, 2014 at 10:10 am Reply

    Oh my goodness! This is a total revelation to me—I must have one. Thank you for this.

  • Hollie

    May 6, 2015 at 8:25 pm Reply

    My dad did this for us growing up (out on the farm) we loved it. The only problem was the seam down the middle it was sharp! Sometimes we forgot to hop over it when swimming and cut our foot. Most makers don’t weld clean seems thinking that kids will go swimming in a cow trough.

  • Kathy Farmer Calhoun

    July 21, 2016 at 12:07 am Reply

    We had one when I was growing up in west Texas. We kept it full of the ice cold water that came from our well. I am heading out to buy one for my backyard. I have a perfect spot and just need to level the ground. Will also buy a filtration system of some sort.

  • Jenn winn

    February 13, 2017 at 2:58 pm Reply

    I worked for the Forest Service and we made hot tubs in the woods out of those was super fun

  • Christinia Sloan

    April 17, 2017 at 7:27 pm Reply

    I’m so glad I saw these post. I live in southern New Mexico. Our summers are always over 100 degrees for days. I did just a small tank but what a blessing it is and I don’t feel guilty when changing water because it wat ers the trees. Wonderfully economical when saving water and money.

  • Joanna tuzzio

    June 5, 2017 at 2:21 pm Reply

    I just love it , exact what I want where can I purchase one? A country girl in nj, Love the look. Now I don’t have to go to the beach to get refreshed!!!!

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