TN man builds outdoor pool with half-a-million gallons of water!

Micky Thornton started building his family a backyard pool in 1992. That's now grown into a landmark where baseball teams cool off after a game, parties are held, and people are baptized on Sunday! How much water does this backyard pool hold? Around a Half-a-Million Gallons!

Located just north of Memphis in Tennessee, this backyard paradise is available to anyone who would like to swim! You can learn more on their facebook page


Pool with approximate 95’ diameter, shallow end 3-4 feet deep, deep end 15’ 

Baby pool with waterfall overflowing into main pool

Large waterfall 14’ high running off into stream around part of the shallow end. It also has a knee deep pool on top for sitting in and enjoying the view that will accommodate 4-5 people comfortably.

Porch style swing for two

Rope swing on deep end.

Outside restroom

Pavilion 32’ x 34’ log style with fans and lighting

Arbor 12’ x 20’ log style construction with ceiling fans and lights

Several wrought iron patio tables and chairs 

Adequate lighting for night use

Tiki torches surround the pool for later evening ambiance

Commercial style 12’ diving board

Several benches around the pool area for additional seating

Gas grill (natural gas)

Fire pit for marshmallows, hot dogs, etc.

Raft in the middle of deep end for laying out, diving, jumping, etc.

Hand rail that looks like a fallen tree going down the steps

2 plastic 6’ long folding tables to for food buffet, cakes, etc.

Family friendly environment, NO alcohol, tobacco, or profanity :)

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