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!

Get started!

To help you get started, we've curated a list of supplies for your stock tank pool. When you shop through the links provided here, you're supporting StockTankPools through the affiliate marketing programs of Amazon and Tractor Supply. Thank you for your support!

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. If not, purchase a drain pump with suction attachment to drain up to 1/8" (see under accessories). Bonus tip, make sure to find a shaded location for this pool, they can hot!

Speaking of shade (ad) Need a pair of shades for summer? These polarized sunglasses from Revolv are the perfect companion to your stock tank pool and ideal for everyday eye protection.

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 $100.

  • Intex Filter Pump: Amazon
  • Skimmer for Intex Pump: Amazon
  • Water Treatment Start-up kit: Amazon
  • Replacement Filters: Amazon

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

  • 11' Cantilever Umbrella: Amazon
  • String Lights 25': Amazon 
  • Tiki Torches: Amazon
  • Tiki Torch Fluid: Amazon
  • Drain pump: Amazon

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


Shape: Round
Material: Galvanized Metal

8' diameter
2' tall
700 gallons

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

Want Something Even Bigger?

Go with an above ground pool from Intex!



18' Intex Pool with Filter Pump


15' Intex Pool with Filter Pump


12' Intex Pool with Filter Pump

Step 1: The stock tank



Stock tank pool: 8' round x 2' tall

Polarized Sunglasses

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Step 2: The equipment

Intex Filter Pump

Skimmer for Intex Pump

Water Treatment Start-up Kit

Pump Filters (6 pack)

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.


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