DIY Outdoor Pool Ideas

Ready to get started on building your first planter box? Will you be planting vegetables, plants, or flowers? We are here to get you on the right path with tips, tricks, and ideas to consider as you plan your very own DIY planter. Take advantage of our compilation of top, best, and new projects, as well as our DIY video tutorials.

Liven Up Your Watering Hole

Use chairs as pool stools

Legless chairs make the perfect poolside seating. Simply remove the legs from plastic garden chairs, paint, and screw into the ground.

Prevent unsightly cracks

Cover cracks around your pool with pavers. On sand and concrete, put down the pavers and drop-down face to give your pool’s edge a fresh look.

Design a natural oasis

Create an oasis with hanging baskets and trees. By planting foliage, you get an exotic look and make your pool a natural part of the garden.

Turn any vessel into a pond

Take an old boat or container, line the inside with a waterproof membrane, and fill. Decorate with plants and a trellis for a neat look.

Keep your pond sparkling in winter

To keep your pond clear in the winter, cut back any surrounding plants. Additionally, add cold-water bacteria to prevent algae from forming.

Top Projects for Pools & Ponds

Check out our top pool and pond projects sure to inspire you.

DIY Pools & Pond Videos

Enjoy our collection of DIY video tutorials on pool and ponds ideas.

The Sights and Sounds of Paradise: My Tropical Tiki Fountain

Elegant wine bottle fountains are very popular right now, and very expensive. I am more of a tropical, frozen drink with an umbrella kind of a girl, so I decided to DIY a fountain with a Tropical Tiki twist!

Check Out Our XL and DIY Pallet Sofa to Relax Outside....

As you can see this couch is perfect for outside, and the fact that I have it since 5 year can really unsure you that it’s a long term DIY. Here I will show you the evolution in this project and what I have been able to do each year. Believe me this is the type of project you will enjoy doing in your garden (specially when it bring so much joy in your family) the color really brings another atmosphere at homeCheck out our video for more and feel free to share this article to support our other idea of housing!!!!

Project Koi Pond

Recently moved and have an existing pond that I need to relocate. I have some Koi that I’ve raised from babies and not ready to part with, I also enjoy watching and listening to the water flow in the evening after a hard days work.

Making a Solar Powered Waterfall for Our Fairy Herb Garden

This is how we made a solar powered waterfall for our new fairy herb garden. It cost us less than $10 to make, and is such a fun feature to have.

New Pool & Pond Projects

New pool and ponds ideas for your outdoor space. Check out what's trending.

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Our New Pond.
Just wanted to share a photo of the Fountain I made using Rhurbarb leaves.
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Favorite Fall photos at the vanishing edge pond. Great time for interesting color, texture, reflections, and sunsets.
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Vertical Carved Concrete Pump House
Pool Noodle Flower Float
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No this is not a moat. This is a large reflection pond for our client on the exclusive North Shore of Long Island.
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Turning a Tired Backyard Into Award-Winning Retreat
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Small Garden Pond Paradise
Pondless Waterfall Build
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Pool Surround "Coal Mine"
DIY Fountain
Backyard Transformation
Fish Pond Makeover
my pond and my deck
Annie's Galvanized Tipsy Pots
Re-purposed 55 Gallon Vinegar Barrel; Now Rain Water Collector
Creating a backyard retreat with a new patio, water feature, and an expanded deck with pergola in Nebraska City, NE
Check Out Our XL and DIY Pallet Sofa to Relax Outside....
DIY Afternoon Spa Pad
Waterfalls for Window Wells
flagstone patio with stonedust
Using Grey Water to Sustain Your Landscape
How to Install a Stock Tank Pool With a Waterfall
Pebble Mosaics Pond
Underground EZ Access Hose Storage for Less Than $10
Project Koi Pond
You can't ask for a better location for a Pond and Stream
This is a project to bring a customers back yard to be their home paradise that I am happy to report they enjoy everyday
Amazing Backyard Waterfall Fish Pond with Paver Patio transformation Greece NY by Acorn Landscaping, Rochester NY