DIY Outdoor Pool Ideas

Ready to get started on building your first planter box? Will you be planting vegetables, plants, or flowers? We are here to get you on the right path with tips, tricks, and ideas to consider as you plan your very own DIY planter. Take advantage of our compilation of top, best, and new projects, as well as our DIY video tutorials.

Liven Up Your Watering Hole

Use chairs as pool stools

Legless chairs make the perfect poolside seating. Simply remove the legs from plastic garden chairs, paint, and screw into the ground.

Prevent unsightly cracks

Cover cracks around your pool with pavers. On sand and concrete, put down the pavers and drop-down face to give your pool’s edge a fresh look.

Design a natural oasis

Create an oasis with hanging baskets and trees. By planting foliage, you get an exotic look and make your pool a natural part of the garden.

Turn any vessel into a pond

Take an old boat or container, line the inside with a waterproof membrane, and fill. Decorate with plants and a trellis for a neat look.

Keep your pond sparkling in winter

To keep your pond clear in the winter, cut back any surrounding plants. Additionally, add cold-water bacteria to prevent algae from forming.

Top Projects for Pools & Ponds

Check out our top pool and pond projects sure to inspire you.

DIY Pools & Pond Videos

Enjoy our collection of DIY video tutorials on pool and ponds ideas.

The Sights and Sounds of Paradise: My Tropical Tiki Fountain

Elegant wine bottle fountains are very popular right now, and very expensive. I am more of a tropical, frozen drink with an umbrella kind of a girl, so I decided to DIY a fountain with a Tropical Tiki twist!

Check Out Our XL and DIY Pallet Sofa to Relax Outside....

As you can see this couch is perfect for outside, and the fact that I have it since 5 year can really unsure you that it’s a long term DIY. Here I will show you the evolution in this project and what I have been able to do each year. Believe me this is the type of project you will enjoy doing in your garden (specially when it bring so much joy in your family) the color really brings another atmosphere at homeCheck out our video for more and feel free to share this article to support our other idea of housing!!!!

Project Koi Pond

Recently moved and have an existing pond that I need to relocate. I have some Koi that I’ve raised from babies and not ready to part with, I also enjoy watching and listening to the water flow in the evening after a hard days work.

Making a Solar Powered Waterfall for Our Fairy Herb Garden

This is how we made a solar powered waterfall for our new fairy herb garden. It cost us less than $10 to make, and is such a fun feature to have.

New Pool & Pond Projects

New pool and ponds ideas for your outdoor space. Check out what's trending.

Browse Pool & Pond Projects

Turning a Tired Backyard Into Award-Winning Retreat
Quonset Hut Shaped Hot Tub Enclosure
My "Shipwreck" Water Lily Pond
First pond ever...
DIY Fountain
Creating the Perfect Garden Retreat
Vertical Carved Concrete Pump House
flagstone patio with stonedust
DIY Rain Chain
DIY Stock Tank Pool
Fun, beautiful and safe for kids...think pondless waterfall and stream
How to Install a Stock Tank Pool With a Waterfall
Holiday Pool Noodle Lights
Fish Pond Makeover
How to Build a Backyard Waterfall up a Slope
Water Gardens, Pondless Waterfalls & Disappearing Fountains are gaining popularity in Jackson, Tn. & Madison Cou
Ponds, Pondless Waterfall, Koi Ponds, Outdoor Living, Water Features, Water Gardening
Redo of Back Pond
Small Water Feature for My Garden
Backyard Pond Part 1
Vintage Boat Water Feature
Check Out Our XL and DIY Pallet Sofa to Relax Outside....
AquaTerra: One-Acre Pond and Waterfall
A few photos of a recent installation. No more grass, but a nice stone patio, hot tub, and new plantings.
7 Ways to DIY a Pool Noodle
Rainwater Harvesting System
Just wanted to share a photo of the Fountain I made using Rhurbarb leaves.
Transformation of the backyard for bird lovers
The Sights and Sounds of Paradise: My Tropical Tiki Fountain
Install a Water Garden in Your Small Yard
Waterfalls for Window Wells
Do you like Hot Tubs on a deck or built in?
10 Tips for preparing your Pond for the winter
Upcycling an Old Spa Into a Fishpond/Fountain
Happy Fall Wreath Using Pool Noodles and Coffee Filters
Couldn't Afford to Go to Holiday This Year so Brought It Home
Save Your Yard & Foundation With a Dry Well
A New Shady Spot by the Pond
Paint Bucket Water Feature
Easy DIY PVC water fun for the kids
Our New Pond.
Wildlife Pond
Water Feature, Fountain or Pond Pump: Winter Storage Tip
Making an Inexpensive Garden Pond
How to Make an Easy Mini Aquatic Plants Pond With an Old Metal Washtub
Water Garden or Backyard Pond - Pond Building Instructions
Using Grey Water to Sustain Your Landscape
Rainwater Harvesting and self sustainable water feature
The Trick to Beat the Heat…A Stock Tank and Solar Power!
How to Plant a Waterlily
Can't Commit to an Inground Pool so We Improvised
Wheelbarrow Water Feature ~ Our Fairfield Home & Garden
Add Some 'Zen' to Your Back Garden With a Water Feature
6 Tips for designing and installing a water garden or fish pond.
DIY Solar Heater Lily Pads
From Sloping Lawn to a Backyard Oasis
Patio Water Feature is My Retreat
Small Garden Pond Paradise