You’ve got a pickup truck, a tarp, and a garden hose — the first logical thought is truck bed swimming pool, right? This backyard invention, as seen on reality shows and internet memes everywhere, may seem like a no-brainer (no really), but building one isn’t as, err, clever as it may seem. In the infographic below, we explain why truck bed swimming pools aren’t such a great idea.
As you can see, trucks just aren’t meant to be swimming pools. The majority of pickup trucks on the road can’t even handle a bed full of water, much less the “swimmers” inside of it (and all the beer they’ll be consuming). There’s a practical point here as well, on that relates to the DualLiner. A lot of people like to say that water gets trapped under bedliners, but that’s not really true. Water can get trapped, but only if the design is poor. Truck beds have drain holes. If they didn’t, they’d all turn into swimming pools after a big rain storm. As long as your bedliner company designed their product correctly, water won’t get trapped…it will just drain away.