It's getting hot and many public pools are closed down due to social distancing restrictions. What do you do? There are options that are simple and won't break the bank.

I don't want to cross the sharing boundary, but let's just say that I'm not a Kardashian so budget is a definite factor. I've always had the perception that owning a pool would cost too much. These ideas prove that's not necessarily the case.

This first idea comes from a guy who doesn't even own his home. He rents so putting a permanent pool in isn't even an option. He made a 12 foot by 8 foot pool that's 4 1/2 feet deep for $40. The key to his genius idea is he used the dirt he dug up as the outside pool wall.

This guy utilized a stock tank pool for his creation. The only slightly challenging part of his project was making a perfectly flat area in his backyard.

This third idea takes a bit of engineering, but really isn't hard. This guy used a circle of pool pallets and a pool liner surrounded by fencing. The kicker is he accomplished this setup in an hour.

Free bonus pallet pool idea comes from a couple who needed a pool to train in for competition. They made a bit more permanent pallet pool setup with liner designed more for swim training. They completed it in 5 days for next to nothing.

It can be done. With some elbow grease and a few bucks, you can have constant access to a pool. As with all do-it-yourself projects, try at your own risk and your mileage may vary.

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