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How to Build Your Own Stock Tank Pool

In the heat of the summer, we all want a pool in stock to help keep us cool.

However, we’re all aware of the differences between expectation and reality, particularly with home improvement projects. Expectations for home pools usually look something like the below picture, and of course, in this ideal scenario, maintenance and upkeep takes very little time, effort, or money.

However, in-ground, Olympic size pools can cost upwards of $20,000.

The reality of owning a pool can end up looking more like the below, even after plenty of money and hours of upkeep are invested each week.

When faced with the reality of many expensive pool systems, it’s easy to feel like Bill Murray in Caddyshack:  “We have a pool and a pond. Pond’d be good for you.” Instead of forcing you to settle for a pond, we have a third option for you:  the stock tank pool.

The stock tank pool (aka hillbilly hot tub) happens to be this summer’s hottest trend. For around $500, you can install your own backyard pool! Let us help you build your own pool, just in time for 4th of July. Keep reading for all the instructions.

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Keeping your Garden Happy in June

It’s June, and that means that in most zones in the United States, grasses are green and lush, wildflowers and garden flowers are blooming, and butterflies, birds, and bees are happy.

In most places, the worst heat of the summer has not yet settled in, and the drought season is still at least a few weeks away.

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Keep reading to see which jobs can keep your garden happy in June!

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Smoking – Your Next Grilling Adventure

OK, you’ve tackled charcoal and gas grilling. You’ve even ventured into pellet grilling. All of these cooking methods have been met with universal acclaim and adoration from your friends and family. Now it’s time to try the most challenging method of all: smoking. In honor of National BBQ Month, let us help you with the basic information you’ll need to get started smoking!

Offset Smoker  Vertical Smoker

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