Here’s How You Can Make Your Own Swimming Pool From 9 Pallets

When I was growing up, I had a few friends who were fortunate enough to have swimming pools in their garden and they were literally the hub of most of our summer fun. Whether it's a sunny day and you want to chill in the pool on your own or you want to host a pool party extravaganza (people wearing little to no clothing - win), then having a pool is the way forward.

After a little internet research, I noted that getting a half decent pool for your back garden is likely to set you back £150 to up to £599 and I'm sure that figure goes up and up depending on how fancy you want it.

What if I said you could make your own for under £50?

Here's what you'll need: 
9 pallets
a few sheets of tarpaulin 
a plastic sheet
some towels
ratchet straps

1. First, sort out the point where you want the pool to be and lay down a layer of tarpaulin (you can find this online for about £20). 

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2. In come the pallets which you can find on Ebay for about £4 a pop. More pallets just makes for a bigger pool. If you lay them on their sides with the plat bits facing inwards and fasten them together with the ratchet strips, you'll notice things coming together

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3. Line the pool with a plastic sheet that's large enough to go over the sides, just like the pastry on a good pie. You can cushion the corners with towels or any padding of your choice. 

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4. Then on goes the second layer of tarpaulin which is taped to the outside of the pool frame.

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