Everything You Need To Make A Stock Tank Pool

Hello everyone! It's stock tank pool season and we can't be more excited! It's always such a fun time when you can go out into your own backyard and dip in the cool water on a hot day. Maybe even invite some friends over and sip some cocktails.

We've had a lot of questions recently about a certain pool part that is currently unavailable. We have found a solution until the part becomes available again. We are looking into a third option as well as we definitely want to make sure that we can all keep DIYing our own stock tank pools!

So first, we want to talk about everything you need to set up your pool.

1. Stock Tank / Our stock tank is 8 ft. wide. You can get a metal one at your local co-op or
get a poly one on Amazon.
2. Above Ground Pool Pump
3. Weatherproof Silicone Sealant
4. Hole Saw with Arbor
5. 2 Plunger Valves
6. Second Pool Outlet This is the outlet that is out of stock. These two pieces will work in it's place: Inlet Connector (You'll have to close off the hole with waterproof tape, as that part is out of stock) + Strainer Grid OR you can purchase THIS SET and use only the parts you need from it. It includes a strainer nut, so if you go the set route, make sure you don't double up!
7. 3 Rubber Washers
8. Strainer Nut
9. Chlorine Tablets
10. Floating Pool Dispenser
11. Water Testing Kit

On another note, we started a whole other website just for everything stock tank pool! Check it out here: Stock Tank Pool Authority. If you are thinking about making a stock tank pool, you'll want to head over there and read everything there is to know about the project over on that website or on our blog here.

Stay tuned for more information about stock tank pools from tips to our favorite accessories. And if you post about your stock tank pool on social media, don't forget to tag us @heywanderer or @stocktankpool and with the hashtag #stocktankpool. Happy DIYing!


  1. Thanks for the update although before anyone buys the kit that you recommended getting in replacement of the sold out part doesn’t come with the parts you need. Instead it’s a 1 1/2 inch adapter that doesn’t screw into anything else in the setup. Your recommendation to buy only the inlet connector and tape off the whole seems like the best idea. Inlet has spiked the price of normally a $5 part to 75$ (shame on them)