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10: Man Converts Dumpster into Deluxe Backyard Pool

The video that was attached to this post is gone, but the photos are still there, a conversion of a dumpster into a backyard swimming pool. Except by the time he lined it with foam and a pool liner and did all this work, it is questionable whether it was any cheaper than a drop-in fiberglas one of the same size. Still, readers loved it. More in TreeHugger

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