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  • Kasya Na Buong Pamilya! Family's DIY Backyard Pool Is #Goals

    They made the pool in time for summer last year and decided it was time for an upgrade.
    by Kitty Elicay .
Kasya Na Buong Pamilya! Family's DIY Backyard Pool Is #Goals
PHOTO BY Courtesy of Rose Ann Bautista
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     The year-long community quarantine enabled families to take a good look at their homes and find parts to renovate or upgrade. One of their favorite home improvement projects? Building a DIY pool!

    We’ve previously featured a lolo who transformed an old pig pen into a pool and a family who came up with a Bali-inspired oasis. And remember the family who built a pool in their backyard? Well, they just upgraded it again to an even bigger one so the whole family can enjoy it!

    Remember this beautiful backyard pool we featured last year?
    PHOTO BY Rose Ann Bautista

    DIY backyard pool

    This is how it looks now — bigger and better!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Rose Ann Bautista

    On our parenting community, Smart Parenting Village, mom Rose Ann Bautista shared that she and her husband, Michael Bautista expanded the pool in November 2020. “Para sa buong pamilya na talaga!”

    The original pool cost Php10,000 to build, and they spent the same amount for the upgrade, which includes labor and materials. “Dinoble namin ‘yung size and tinaasan ng isang patong ang mga hollow blocks,” Rose Ann tells SmartParenting.com.ph.

    The pool was originally built after Michael’s parents, Lolo Manuel and Lola Elsie, saw our article and decided they wanted to have one of their own for their apos, Matthew and Timothy. Luckily, they had enough space in their family home in Tarlac.


    Rose Ann Bautista with her sons, Matthew and Timothy.
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Rose Ann Bautista


    “Tamang space lang sa likod ng bahay may mini resort na,” Rose Ann previously shared. “Enjoy na mga kids at buong pamilya!”

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    The pool is made of hollow blocks and cement. They did not install any filter for it since they only use the pool around 2-3 times a week. They use a water pump to fill the pool and then they drain it after 3 days.

    “Sila [in-laws] din ang masipag na naglalagay ng tubig at nag-d-drain. Nagagamit po nila ang water sa mga halaman nila. Marami po kasi silang tanim and may bukid si Papa,” shares Rose Ann.

    With the scorching heat and everyone staying indoors, a DIY pool can be a great alternative so the whole family can still have their summer experience. For the Bautistas, the DIY project is definitely sulit.

    Lolo Manuel enjoying the pool with one of his apos!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Rose Ann Bautista


    “Nagbababad ang mga bata [dahil] sa init,” Rose Ann says.

    What if you don’t have enough space for a pool? Well, there’s always the trusty tambo and timba! We’re sure your kids will be content to splash around — just look at the kids from our Smart Parenting Village here.

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