Baker Makes it Big!.. (And Stock Tank Pool Info)

You may see a familiar face at your local Tractor Supply this season!

We were contacted by the marketing team at Tractor Supply last year about featuring Baker man in their summer campaign. The ads are out and our local store really rolled out the red carpet for him. He just ate it up.. he thought he was on a movie poster! Hahaha!

{Scroll to the bottom of this post for stock tank pool information and tips!}



That grin! He's so proud!

Two thumbs up if you think you're famous now!
{We told him not to let it go to his head. Celebrities still get time-outs, too.}

We’ve comfortably fit five adults plus our toddler in the pool at once!


I've had so many questions about the logistics of our stock tank pool. My sweet friend Patsy {@blessedmommatobabygirls on IG} was super helpful in getting us up and running. We would love to pay it forward and share what we've learned, as well! -THIS article was also a helpful resource!-  For those of you concerned with the longevity of this product, they had their stock tank for fourteen years before installing their in-ground pool. (Which they also DIY-ed... amaze balls!) And it’s still in perfect condition! They’re planning on converting theirs into a hot tub soon.

We’ve never had the desire to have a pool BUT the heat in the south is no joke and we spend so much time working outside in the sun. A few summers ago we were on the verge of throwing ourselves into the lake after a long yard work session. The next thing I knew Brett was pulling up the driveway with a “pool” on the back of his trailer! We purchased our 8 ft stock tank on clearance at our local Tractor Supply. Most feed & supply stores carry them and you can even order them on Amazon. We installed a filter -linked below- and maintain it just like any standard above ground pool. (We drain and store it in our barn in the winter, although we’ve left it outside the last two seasons and it’s done just fine.) You can purchase an Intex round pool cover but size up! The 8 ft pool cover does NOT fit an 8 ft stock tank. 

Brett made our fittings using plumbing supplies because some of the pieces looked pretty flimsy and he wasn't happy with everything included in the kit. However, the pump itself has operated perfectly over the last few seasons! It takes the "A" filters for standard above ground pools. We also use pool and spa shock and a chlorine floater. (You don't ever want to drop chlorine blocks directly in the metal tank because it will corrode the metal and create rust spots. :) And no - it doesn't get hot! It's a pretty inexpensive pool option and incredibly easy to maintain. Perfect for us! (We spent about $200 on our tank and $60 on our supplies. The tanks are typically priced higher than our clearance price! $350+) The 8 ft tank is about two feet deep. 

Our filter.. This is NOT an affiliate link! :)

Intex Krystal Clear Cartridge Filter Pump for Above Ground Pools, 1000 GPH Pump Flow Rate, 110-120V with GFCI https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005QIYL7E/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_atx4yb19Q5TDE

A close-up look at our filter installation..

Happy Swimming!

1 comment :

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