His DIY Swimming Pool Saved Him THOUSANDS… I’m JEALOUS.

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Everyone would love to have a swimming pool in their backyards, but unfortunately, cost and upkeep prevents most of us from living the dream. But what if you could have an awesome pool in your backyard at a fraction of the cost?

That’s the idea that one dad came up with, and his finished project is pretty unbelievable. See how he did it, with just a bit of money and a lot of hard work, in the images below. After you see this, you’ll be convinced that you, too, can get your backyard swim on this summer.

Brazilian José Franco wanted to build a pool for his family, but he couldn’t afford to buy or install a nice one off the shelf.

Brazilian  José Franco wanted to build a pool for his family, but he couldn't afford to buy or install a nice one off the shelf.

José Adimilson Franco

Thinking outside the box, he bought a small pool and placed it on a larger top.

Thinking outside the box, he bought a small pool and placed it on a larger top.

José Adimilson Franco

To make the pool a permanent fixture, he built out this wooden frame around it.

To make the pool a permanent fixture, he built out this wooden frame around it.

He added a wooden deck on top, too.

He added a wooden deck on top, too.

José Adimilson Franco

The best part? He added steps leading up to the pool, making this affordable DIY pool totally official.

The best part? He added steps leading up to the pool, making this affordable DIY pool totally official.

José Adimilson Franco

It’s amazing what you can do with just a few materials and some elbow grease, isn’t it?

It's amazing what you can do with just a few materials and some elbow grease, isn't it?

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