The Trick to Beat the Heat…A Stock Tank and Solar Power!

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Hot, Hot, Hot, and Dry, Dry, Dry. Hello Summer!

Here’s a Great Tip to Beat the Heat – Hop into a Stock Tank!

But I didn’t Want All the Complicated Pool Apparatus to go with the Stock Tank…Just something Simple and Easy with Clean, Clear Water. No Cutting Holes for Pool Pumps. No Electrical Cords. No Pool Pumps. No Wires.

Just a Simple Project to Create an Oasis for a Quick Dip in Cool, Clean Water.

Hello 6′ Stock Tank!

A 6′ Tank easily fits 4 adults. Sitting in the water, hot tub style.

7 Simple Steps to a Fabulous Stock Tank Pool!

Step One: First, and Most Importantly, LEVEL THE AREA.

Without a Level Spot for the Tank, You won’t be able to Fill the Tank to the Brim.

Take Your Time with this Step.

Check the Level.


Step Two: Roll the Stock Tank into Place.

Where to Get a Stock Tank??? Most Farmer’s Feed Stores and They Usually Deliver.

A thorough cleaning is next. Have Everyone Involved.

This is the Fun Part!

Scrub and Scrub some more.

Now Set the Tank and Check the Level.

Step Three: FILL!!!

Love the Sparkle!

Step Four: A Shop Vac Works as a Fabulous Vacuum for the Tank Bottom!

Step Five: Add a Chlorine Dispenser.

Amazon Chlorine Dispenser – LINK.


No Cords, Wires, Electrical Outlets, Plugs. Nothing but the SUN for Power!

Amazon Solar Pump – LINK.

The Solar Pump comes with Different Spray Attachments and Filters.

Remove the Film to Expose the Solar Panels and Activate the Pump.

Set the Solar Pump and Chlorine Dispenser in the Tank.

Love the High Sprayer Nozzle!

Cool, Clean, Magical!

Step Seven: Probably My Silliest Idea, but It Works(!) – A Queen-Size Fitted Sheet for the Tank Cover!

Covering the Tank at Night helps Keep the Tank Water Clean.

Let the Sun Shine! Your Stock Tank Will Love It!

Every Sparkly Minute!


Love the Power of the Sun!

Happy Summer!

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Frequently asked questions

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  • Twe9314798 Twe9314798 on Jul 05, 2021

    Do most stock tanks come with a drain plug or did you put it in yourself?

  • Jennifer Jennifer on Jul 16, 2021

    I love this!!!How often do you have to empty it out? Is the fountain enough movement so the water doesn’t get stagnant? Thanks so much!!

  • Gennel Gennel on Jul 22, 2021

    I've been wanted to do this for the longest time.

    Do you think this could be a salt water pool? I don't want to use chlorine...but was wondering if salt water would corrode the metal? Just wondering if you know anything about it? Thanks, I absolutely love this!


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  • Rebecca Rebecca on Jul 13, 2021

    I love this! I have wondered about doing it but my friends thought it was not a great idea. You have shown it is! Thanks!

  • Doodle T and Me! Doodle T and Me! on Jul 14, 2021

    Hi Rebecca - Thanks! Have Fun and Stay Cool with the Tank! Jeanne - Doodle T and Me!