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:
a few sheets of tarpaulin
a plastic sheet
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).
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
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.
4. Then on goes the second layer of tarpaulin which is taped to the outside of the pool frame.