Thursday, April 5, 2018

Backyard Pools - Our Small One Is Becoming Famous

Since we live in the desert, a pool is pretty much a must and we have had several in different houses.  Our last home we had a really small one that my children built for us, but it is the one that keeps getting shared in all kinds of magazines.  So far we have made it to 4 magazines and HGTV, so my little pool is becoming pretty famous.





Since you have all seen the new one we built with this house , I thought it would be fun to show you the small one again and how it came to be.  Here is my post right after it was finished- -

I am so ready for the warm weather this summer, yeeeeekkkkkk - I have a small pool to cool off in.  A while back I showed you tons of work going on in the back yard.

We went from this when we first moved into the house - hubby and a small garden area.  Then the tree died and the garden area became a huge mess.



So my children decided it was time to fix up the yard and give me a place to cool off when the temps hit those 110 - 120 days.   Their idea included a small pool, storage area, raised garden beds and a small pond.  All three children chipped in and made it happen. The boys got busy with tons of supplies and grunt labor and my daughter finished the pool off with a salt water filter and umbrella.


 It took a jackhammer to dig some of the holes, but these two were relentless.

Fences went up to hide the potting benches and compost pile -

and the background for the pool started to take shape. -

Plumbing was done for the filter -


and the stock tank was painted with pool paint.

The pump was given a dry run and then painted to match the inside of the pool -


and the waterfall was tested.

The umbrella was set up on a weighted platform and covers the whole area.


  Cool clear filtered water and a fabulous waterfall to listen to.





There's still work to do and plants to plants, but I am ready for hot weather.

Stop by anytime and we'll have a glass of tea or wine and cool off in the pool.





It's been fun to see that several magazines have picked up on the pool - Here is the link to the feature by WOOHome DIY, Home Decor & Interior - They show several other small pools too.
http://www.woohome.com/outdoor/diy-galvanized-stock-tank-pool-to-beat-the-summer-heat

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11 comments:

  1. Not sure how I missed that post Marty! What a loving and thoughtful gift from your kids! It turned out amazing.

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  2. What a great family project! love it Marty! laura

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  3. How exciting! It really is an awesome pool! I'll be over for some wine!

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  4. Marty, that is very exciting to have that little pool from your former home featured in so many places! Congrats to you and your children!

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  5. I absolutely adored that pool!
    Brenda

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  6. That pool deserves attention as well as your children. You have a super family that loves you very much. It must be exciting having it showcased.

    CIndy

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  7. Pretty projects and great idea,Thank you for the tutorial and for sharing !

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  8. I missed this Marty when you originally posted. This is so fabulous and what a great gift from your kids. I can see why it has been featured so many times. It is genius and cool.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  9. I have seen your pool before but didn't know it was yours! How thrilling to have it featured by so many!

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  10. I love your little pool idea Marty! Wouldn't mind one for myself:@)

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  11. Awesome pool Marty! It has a great water feature. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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