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mud around kiddy pool HELP

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What do you use around your pool to eliminate the dirt from going into it
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Oh, they love to make it dirty..... I use a variety of things. Lids from the  Rubermaid containers, I cut doors out of and  turn upside down for nest boxes. I had some thrift store  used rubber mats, left over plastic floor from a shed floor.  ummm, 4-6 inches of  River  rock. .....concrete stepping stones...... Mind you , they then try to carry it in still....  And  some of that 'dirt' is poo anyway.  Depending on the  size of your pool and  how many  birds use it and if it  is  muddy in the area.... you will need to  dump it  every 2-5 days. I have a lot of  birds coming and going, many are ducks who love to  carry their food and  drop it in too, and I  usually need to to it every other day for  smaller bins, and  Runner duck water.And for the larger kiddie pools at least once a week.

   Also depends on what you mean by "Clean". I always have clean drinking water in buckets, but they prefer the gunkwater they swim it often......sheeesh....

    Concrete ......has a reason.....

Mom to:  2  Arabians, a donkey,a Rat terrier, a jack Russel terrier ,a cat. Purebred Penciled, & Gray   Runner ducks,White Breasted Dusky Dutch Hookbill Ducks, Saxony Ducks and Mini-Silkie Ducks: Mini Shetland Geese, Brown Super Africans.
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Mom to:  2  Arabians, a donkey,a Rat terrier, a jack Russel terrier ,a cat. Purebred Penciled, & Gray   Runner ducks,White Breasted Dusky Dutch Hookbill Ducks, Saxony Ducks and Mini-Silkie Ducks: Mini Shetland Geese, Brown Super Africans.
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Thanks for the suggestion. Its a big size kitty pool and I use a skimmer every morning. I drain the pool every 2nd or 3rd day, there a lot of sand at the bottom. I had seen plastic snap together tiles,but I forget where. I thought it was on the BYC. I live on a sand barge called Florida, hence the sand. If anyone knows where to buy these snap together rubber tiles, please pm me. Oh, and yes, I have 2 buckets with fresh water. Thanks again.
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72elizabeth try lowes I saw them there over the week end and was thinking the same thing. my ducks can dirty a pool in couple of hours.my geese are a lot cleaner. let me know if you try it and how it works out.

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