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With public pools closed, lots of people are looking for home options.  But above-ground pools aren’t always the most attractive things to put in your yard.So, apparently, the new trend is:  Buying a large steel CATTLE TROUGH and using it as a pool.  The troughs work like above-ground pools, plus they have a sort of rustic farmhouse look that works with some people’s hipster design style. If you’re interested, the cattle troughs cost around $300 to $600.

Hipsters are turning cattle troughs into swimming pools

With trips to the ocean and lakes canceled because of the coronavirus and a long hot summer looming ahead, the idea of installing a backyard swimming pool couldn't be more tempting. That is until the pain of sticker shock sets in since the average cost of building an in-ground pool is a whopping $35,000.