As the temperature starts to climb this summer, many of us will be wishing we had a backyard swimming pool to beat the heat. Unfortunately, many of us do NOT have the $20,000 – $30,000 it costs to install a new pool
It’s for this reason alone the inexpensive farm staple known as Stock Tank Pools are growing in popularity. Their nickname of ‘hillbilly hot tub’ might soon be a thing of the past with more and more people installing these cow troughs as their own personal backyard watering holes.
We sourced a livestock tank from Home Hardware in Richmond for under $250 here. The seal, the filter, the labour will all be extra but still a fraction of the price of a new backyard pool!
Not only are they more affordable than traditional pools, they’re easier to set up, too. Once you’ve chosen a smooth area in your yard, you can seal and install the cow trough, and even add a pump to make it easy to fill and clean.