A stock tank swimming pool has been on my wish list ever since seeing some on Pinterest last summer. I asked around about where to find them and then, after weeks of sitting on the fence and after some gentle prodding from Brett to go ahead, drove twenty minutes south to a major feed and supply store with my back seats folded down in the Volvo. I arrived with two minutes to spare before closing time and had a female employee take me out to the side of the store to show me the stock tank inventory.
There was one left and it was all mine. She called for a few male employees to carry it to my car before we decided to just haul it to the front of the store ourselves. I went in to pay and the two employees carried it out to my Volvo and waited. I told them I could take care of the rest but they didn't believe that I could lift it in myself, much less that it would fit. I adjusted all the seats and they shoved it in, teasing me the whole time that I would probably need a hemi. I gave them my sweetest smile as I gently closed the trunk with 1/4" to spare.
It's been a great decision to add this to our yard. It's not only something I can stand to look at every day but the kids and I all love being able to cool off on these warm afternoons when the house is hotter than the yard. In the fall I'll probably use it for toy storage and seating and can someday repurpose it into a little garden space. It was a bit of an investment when you consider how cheap plastic pools are but I know I won't have to buy another one for the next five plus years. For those that have asked on IG, there is a valve on the side near the bottom that drains the water when it's dirty and I've got a makeshift cover on it to keep the bugs out and to make it safe for any critters that roam the yard at night.
One of these nights I'm going to steal out there after the kids are asleep and enjoy having it all to myself.