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Grandpa builds a 90-by-70-foot swimming pool in his own backyard
I've never seen a pool this massive. Talk about a summertime dream come true!
Patricia Lynn
05.24.22

Nothing beats the summer heat more than jumping into a swimming pool. But let’s face it, they can be pretty expensive, even for ones that aren’t very big.

The price of a standard inground pool ranges from $35,000 to a whopping $90,000.

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Not many people could buy a swimming pool on a whim. But if you choose to build your own pool, you can do so for at least ten percent of the price.

Of course, building an inground pool from scratch is no easy work. But with the right tools and know-how, you can make a really good job of it.

Jerry and Marina Leussink, a Canadian couple, know all about the hard work that goes into building a pool.

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The family’s pool is so massive that you could row a boat around it.

Jerry and Marina own a farm, so they’ve got a bit more land to spare than most of us.

Their home is a great place for friends and family to visit in the summer months, making the most of the free space and the outdoor air.

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It was missing one thing though…a pool.

So Jerry decided it was time to build one – and he didn’t do it by halves.

In fact, the finished pool ended up being 1.2 million liters when full, measuring 90 by 70 feet. In places, it gets up to 14-feet deep.

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A pool so big and deep needs to be properly maintained, and Jerry made sure of that.

He added a 30-millimeter poly liner for safety purposes, and uses a pump to rotate the water and chlorine for keeping the water clean.

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Because Jerry’s pool is in his own home, his guests get the private VIP experience. They don’t have to share the pool with other members of the public, and they can stay at the pool whenever – and for however long – they want.

Over time, Jerry has added new additions to the pool, like a sandbox and a patio dancefloor.

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It’s clear that Jerry has put a lot of love and thought into his swimming pool design. Nobody could commit to such a big job on their own without having a picture of all the fun, happy times to be had as motivation.

The pool is fully child-friendly, and there’s plenty to do for kids and adults alike.

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Being Canadian, Jerry’s guests know the importance of making the most of the summer sun, and many long days are spent at the poolside.

When the sun goes down, Jerry’s guests have room to camp nearby and light bonfires or barbecues.

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Jerry estimates that he spent around $15K putting in the pool and features.

Their pool is so spectacular that it’s gone viral. People from all over have left positive comments like:

“This is one of the freaking coolest things I’ve ever seen!!! I love ppl who can create things like this themselves! I’m showing this to my Dad. He can make anything!”

Someone else wrote:

“It legitimately looks like a beautiful lagoon on an island 💙”

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Prairie Farm Report/ YouTube

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By Patricia Lynn
hi@sbly.com
Patricia Lynn is a senior writer at Shareably. Patricia is based out of San Francisco and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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