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Thursday, August 4, 2022

We've got us a stock tank pool!

 Well, here ya go, the newest addition to our little piece of heaven (LOL). I've wanted a stock tank pool for a long time.  Never really got serious about it until this awful heat spell we've had here for the last two months or so. 

We've got us a stock tank pool πŸ’™πŸ·πŸΊ
We're going to add gravel on the remaining stall mats
rather than cut the mat. This will be so awesome for cooling off on
these miserable hot and muggy days! 

Luckily, once again my hubby didn't tell me NO! Talking in the last week or so he said, find one and we'll go get it! OK! I knew I wanted the 8 foot size and honestly even those are hard to find. 10 foot would have been awesome but that would mean going out of state so I couldn't justify that in my mind. 

Cal Ranch in Carson City had 3 in stock.  Yay! So yesterday we headed over with the big trailer to pick it up.  First though, as long as we were in Carson might as well go a little further to Reno for a pick up order from Total Wine. 😁🍷🍸🍺

We got to Cal Ranch a little before 1400 and got the tank loaded along with 3 stall mats to go underneath to keep it level and not have gravel puncture it. 

Stopped at Betsy's Big Kitchen for linner and off we went. I figured by the time we got home the project would wait for today. Uh no..Ken wanted to get the mats done and the tank placed.  That got done, but it wasn't level enough for him, so that waited for today. 

Ken working on getting the area level 😊

Time to get it off the trailer

Placed in its new home 😊 Until today when Ken leveled it more to his liking! 

Cool looking part of a rainbow 

Love when our skies are like this 

He came in for lunch about 1330 and had placed the hose in the tub to fill. About an hour later it was full to the brim.  

Looks awesome, but there is a leak at the seam near the bottom. Will do some research on how to stop that rather than hopefully not returning it and not knowing if the 2nd one would have the same problem. 

Anyway, this girl's a happy camper! 

Looks like we have some weather coming in once again today. Almost Happy Hour so i'll get this posted now! Have a great evening 😍


  1. You are going to enjoy that on these hot summer days!

  2. Now THAT'S what I'm taking about. Get one of those floaty things with chlorine in it to bob around in the tank. It keeps the water cleaner longer. As for the leak, there's that stuff on TV where they cover a screen in the bottom of the boat and it floats? You can even put it on under water. Can't remember the name of it though. HAVE FUN!!

    1. Ordered the floaty thing, should be here tomorrow and a skimmer. Thanks for the tip on the commercial, Ken said he knows what you're talking about! Thanks!

  3. Looks like a great way to cool down on these kinds of days.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  4. Definitely will be great to get in! :)

  5. I'm so jealous!! :) Will you need to cover it at night and when it's time to drain it, is there an outlet at the bottom. It's going to be lovely for you. Got floating drink holders? ♥♥♥

    1. There is a drain near the bottom. We are pretty disappointed right now though, we took the first one back as it leaded over 300 gallons overnight. The second one is worse as it's leaked almost 700 gallons overnight! Made in America...so we'll see what we're going to do. I have emailed the company this morning..hopefully they'll make it right with new sealant that Ken could apply. UHHH...