The perfect backyard stock tank pool for family & friends. Starting at just $400.

Larger than a hot tub and similar to mid size above-ground pools, the Big Kahuna is perfect for families who need a little room. This 8' foot round pool has room for everyone and still keeps the footprint reasonable. For the "rustic" look, we recommend Tractor Supply's 8' x 2' galvanized tub. The tank can simply be filled and emptied with fresh water from your hose, or add a pump and pool treatment kit (see step 2) to last all summer!

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Step 1: The stock tank
For $399, start with the 8' stock tank from Tractor Supply and your garden hose. Most tanks feature a 1" drain plug for easy emptying. You’ll want to find a level location with an even, flat surface. Check out our ultimate three step DIY setup guide for more details.

Dimensions (Big Kahuna 8’)

Shape: Round
Material: Galvanized Metal

8' diameter
2' tall
700 gallons

Holds up to:
4 adults
5 kids
1 six foot air mattress 

Step 2: The equipment
To keep your pool looking clean and feeling fresh all summer, add the filter pump, skimmer, water treatment, and spare filters for about $125. Check out our video for how to keep your stock tank pool clear and blue all summer!

Learn how to install the Intex filter pump from the video below!

Step 3: Bonus Accessories FTW!
Add string lights, tiki torches, fluid, the surface skimmer, or a separate drain pump (same in step 1).

Learn more about the Intex Filter pump in our unboxing video!

Step 1: The stock tank


Stock tank pool: 8' round x 2' tall

Intex Solar Pool Cover

Note: select the 10’ cover, then trim to fit inside the tank.


Step 2: The equipment

Intex Filter Pump (w/ outlet)

2 3/4” Hole Saw (for inlet / outlet)

Pump Inlet + Outlet with Two Valves

Floating Chlorine Dispenser

1” Chlorinating Tablets for Dispenser

(Be sure to buy the 1 INCH tablets, the dispenser doesn’t fit larger tablets)

Pump Filters (6 pack)

8’ Telescoping Skimmer Net

Step 3: Bonus Accessories FTW!

Cantilever 11' Umbrella (best reviews)

25' String Lights

Tiki Torch 66"

Citronella Tiki Torch Fuel (1 gal) 

Utility Pump with Suction Attachment


NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN UNATTENDED IN A POOL. Pools present a drowning risk, no matter their size or depth. Children should never be left unattended in a pool, whether stock tanks or not. Even though a stock tank is 2' shallow it still presents a drowning and safety hazard. Children and adults can drown in as little 6" of water. It is up to you evaluate whether a pool, stock tank or not, is safe for you and your family. And just for good measure, we'll say it again NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN UNATTENDED IN A POOL. Please see our pool safety and drowning prevention guide for 5 tips to make your stock tank pool as safe as possible.


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