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Clean pond / duck pool

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Any good suggestions on how to keep the pond clean? We have a filter and pump but it seems to get dirty so fast. It's one of the big pools from Walmart. Any chemicals you have used to help? Wishful thinking that I won't have to clean it out every few days!
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I'm guessing it's one of those kiddie pools. Trying filtrate the water is usually a loss cause. I would just dump the water out or get a smaller pool if you feel it's too wasteful of water. Chemicals would be out of the question because the ducks will drink the water.

Maybe a few tablespoon of bleach may prolong the water and make it a little clearer but take caution and avoid using too much. I personally dump my water out each day. You could consider not having the pool up everyday, maybe once a week for them to take a bath to keep their feathers in good condition.
Edited by Trifolium - 6/19/16 at 10:08pm
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Something you might consider is what some call duckponics . . . a little involved, but a few people have made it work.

 

You pump the dirty water into a special garden bed that pulls the manure out of the water, then the water drips back into the pool.

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Please PM me, or use @Amiga in the message if you would like to hear from me soon.  

 

 

http://duckstead.com

 

Find my first little duck book, Carmella, Where Is Your Quack? at Amazon or

 

https://www.createspace.com/4915525

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