Every time the sun comes out, anyone who has a backyard must be thinking about getting a pool. Did you know that you can make a Cheap DIY Pool for your backyard? It won’t be easy if you’re not handy with tools.
However, the process isn’t so complicated so even if you’ve never worked on big projects with wood, you have nothing to worry about. You might need the extra hands tho, so make sure you invite some friends over.
Where to start?
There are two ways in which you can do this. You can either start from scratch or buy a cheap pool with plastic construction. We don’t recommend starting from scratch if you have no experience whatsoever.
In that case, buying a pool will make things easier. Choose any kind of cheap pool, as here you don’t need to focus on the construction as much as the material of the pool. Only the part that holds the water is important.
With a store-bought pool, you only need to make a firm construction around and steps for an easier approach. However, if you choose to build it from scratch, you need to start with construction and then apply the material that will hold water by yourself.
Building the Cheap DIY Pool From Scratch
The first step is to decide the dimensions of your pool. You need to know how much space you have and most importantly, how strong your construction needs to be. Don’t overdo the size of the pool. You need to keep in mind that water is heavy and your construction will have to support not only that but the people inside who might be jumping around.
If you don’t have the proper tools for this, it might be tricky. Try to borrow better tools or just make do with what you have. The most important thing will be the saw and ability to cut an angle. The easiest will be to make a square pool and do angles on 45º.
Try to get wood for cheap in some larger companies that process wood. They might have some scraps or boards they don’t need but they could be used for your pool. For detailed instructions, follow the video below.
Building the Deck Around Store-Bought Pool
There are many ways to do this. You can make it from pallets, from wooden boards or any kind of boards you have if they’re firm enough. One example is in this video.
The most important thing to consider is what kind of deck you want. You Can just decorate the pool in wood and make the stairs for an easier approach, or you can go for a bigger deck. Check the ideas online, see what you want and find out how much material you need.
Don’t overdo it if you’re on a budget. It might be good to see first how much wood can you get for cheap or free and see what can you make out of it. Watch more videos to get ideas and see how it works.