You will require a lot of 2" by 4" pieces of wood, at least 8 as long as you want a side of the pool, and a lot of other ones for the bracing, at least 20 braces will be needed depending on height of pool.

Steps

  1. find out what height you want the pool and then cut wood to that length minus the width of the 2" by 4".
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  3. Attach them on the front side of the bracing.
  4. You can either design your own bracing or use this one. Build a box of 2" by 4" the height of the pool with another piece of 2" by 4" on the inside going diagonally. Try to make sure the wood on the inside goes from the top of the pool wall to the ground at the bottom of the base.
  5. Attach the walls together by either putting them together and screwing the sides in, or you can use a block on the corners and connect them. The first one is the simpler and easier one, you just require long screws.
  6. Put the pool liner inside the pool walls you have connected, and then screw 1" by 4" or 1" by 3" into the top of the pool walls to secure the plastic.
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Community Q&A

  • Question
    All I can find is oval and round pool liners. Where can I find a square one?
    Community Answer
    Community Answer
    Any pool supplier will provide liners built to fit any pool you build. Try Doheny's Pool Supplies.
  • Question
    What thickness of plywood is needed?
    Community Answer
    Community Answer
    It all depends on what size the pool is going to be. For any pool larger than 6 foot, use plywood between 25-40mm.
  • Question
    What is the black stuff shooting out of the pipe on step 9? Black cement?
    Eeshma
    Eeshma
    Community Answer
    That was the water. It was drawn as black to make the water pops out for your eyes because the background is blue.
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Warnings

  • The deeper the pool is, the greater the water pressure pushes the walls out. Be prepared for catastrophic failure of the walls.
  • Water will leak out, you'll have to clean it up or the floor could be warped depending on how much.
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