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Man Creates Incredible Swimming Pool Out Of Wooden Pallets - And It Cost Just £100

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Man Creates Incredible Swimming Pool Out Of Wooden Pallets - And It Cost Just £100

With the weather improving again and garden parties well and truly back on the cards, we're all going to be wishing we had swimming pools in our gardens in the coming weeks.

Which is why one man decided to make his own pool in his back garden, in a bid to cut back on the cost of having one installed, and save valuable time on construction.

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Caleb Harrison, 27, from Middle, Tennessee, used wooden pallets to create the pool, sharing how he did it in a clip on TikTok, which has now amassed over 56 million views.

Caleb constructed his makeshift pool in just 12 hours with just $140 (£101) worth of materials, as well as other items that he managed to get for free.  

In a video filmed by Caleb's wife, Kayla, 26, he can be seen in the first stages of his project, drilling wooden pallets together and then adding a plastic sheet and some blue tarpaulin to the inside - which is what stops it getting wet and breaking. 

The pool was constructed of wooden pallets (Credit: Jam Press)
The pool was constructed of wooden pallets (Credit: Jam Press)
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As he shared the project on TikTok, many thought the pool wouldn't be sturdy enough, while others suggested it wouldn't last long, seeing as it was made of wood.

But they need not have feared, because he has since shared pictures of the finished product, and it looks phenomenal.

In fact, it's still in fantastic condition almost one month later – and easily holds around 3,000 gallons of water. 

“When he first started suggesting the ideas, which was about a week before he actually built it, I thought it was a little crazy,” Kayla, who has been married to Caleb for five years, explained.

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“He's had a tonne of ideas and all of them have worked but I didn't understand how he was going to make a completely functional pool in the backyard, but after searching online for several days for viable options that we could buy that were in our budget, I finally gave in.” 

The coating protects the pallets from getting wet (Credit: Jam Press)
The coating protects the pallets from getting wet (Credit: Jam Press)

The process wasn’t time-consuming as Caleb managed to finish his project in 12 hours spread over one week. 

Kayla said: “He used 14 pallets and he made sure to find ones that were made out of oak or walnut so that they would be stronger. 

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“The pine pallets are more brittle. He used supports to connect all the pallets, essentially making walls, and he then took hurricane straps which are flexible but extremely strong bands of metal and strapped them across the corners. 

“For the liner, we used some vapour barrier plastic, and then to make it have that blue pool feel, we added in the blue tarp.  

“I helped him get the tarp in and I researched what filter system and chemicals we should use. "I also helped him paint the exterior white. And of course, I filmed it being built.” 

The pool is still fully functional (Credit: Jam Press)
The pool is still fully functional (Credit: Jam Press)
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Kayla cannot believe the response her video has received on social media.  

“We go swimming in [the pool] almost every day and have had several pool parties. 

"I'm shocked that it has blown up like this but as I said before we do projects like this all the time, so we are excited to see an audience that's ready for more and enjoy what we are doing. 

“We want to continue to do DIY projects and can't wait to see what's next on this crazy journey."

Featured Image Credit: Jam Press

Topics: Home, DIY

Joanna Freedman
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