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Anyone know of a kiddie pool with a drain?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DuckiesAndBees, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. DuckiesAndBees

    DuckiesAndBees Chirping

    Apr 7, 2011
    I would like to have a plastic kiddie pool for my ducks, but if possible I would like one with a drain at the bottom. It would work great if I could attach a hose and run it straight to the garden for some free fertilizer [​IMG] Does anyone know where to get one of these, or if it would be possible to put one in my existing hard plastic pool? I'm afraid it would crack if I tried to put a hole in it. Any advice is greatly apprecaited! The three little guys will be so happy when they can swim in their pool instead of just living there!


  2. mandelyn

    mandelyn Crowing

    Aug 30, 2009
    Mt Repose, OH
    My Coop
    I've never seen one, but I wonder how far you could get with a hole cut in the bottom, some water proof silicone/adhesive with a piece of.... PVC secured into place with a cap to open/close the drain? Or something. I have a baby pool for the dogs and I just bend the side in and set a brick on it to drain... but a section of pipe under it, attached to a hose, with a drain system.... that would be cool.

    I wonder if the pond liners are better suited to cut a hole in. Or if they have holes? I saw a 150 gallon pond liner on CL for $50... hhhmmm...
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    I hear what you're saying. I've often wished I had a drain in my kiddie pool as well. You are probably right, it would crack the pool if you were to cut a hole in it to make a drain. [​IMG]
  4. birdygirl123

    birdygirl123 Songster

    Apr 13, 2011
  5. birdygirl123

    birdygirl123 Songster

    Apr 13, 2011
    I know that I was thinking about one of the round livestock tanks.. Would last longer, I had the plastic kiddy pool at walmart, and it was so hard to clean, then it would crack.. just a mess.. .. Only question would be the sides.. I was thinking about building a deck around it.. I know they come in all different sizes, and they do have a plug.. [​IMG]
  6. TLWR

    TLWR Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    I used a dremel with a cutting bit to make a hole in my pool - just a tad under the size of the pvc piece I was going to use and then went back and made it a good fit

    traced the size of my hole and went a tiny bit smaller since too small could be fixed, too big could not.

    pieces available from HD or Lowe's
    I ended up using the rubber washers for E
    Twist G onto I and put a washer on so it is between pool and G. Put piece through the hole so G is on the inside of the pool.
    Add another washer so it is on the outside of the pool and then twist on H.
    Twist until tight and then give another quarter twist.
    J is my plug and goes in the end of H. You can use a ball valve, but with how i have to get to it to drain it, I didn't want a ball valve and this works well for me.
  7. DuckiesAndBees

    DuckiesAndBees Chirping

    Apr 7, 2011
    Wow, thank you guys so much for your help! Looks like I'll be making a trip to the hardware store to try out some of these great ideas!

  8. srsmith69

    srsmith69 Songster

    Aug 25, 2009
    Step 2 used to have pools with a slide at one end. These have a drain hole but they are hard to find.
  9. missmaryb

    missmaryb In the Brooder

    Feb 18, 2011
    North Port, Fl
    I bought a kids' pool at walmart that already had a drain in it...they had the standard size then the larger size, but only the large one had the drain (I imagine because it is so large that one would have a hard time lift it when it's full). I use it as a brooder and it works great.
  10. mominoz

    mominoz Songster

    Feb 17, 2009
    North Georgia
    Just saw one at Wallyworld with a ladder & steps for 15.$ and it has a plug. My only problem would be that you'd have to make a ramp for them to get in and out.Might last 2+ years.
    I got a huge black pond for 30$ and we put a bathtub drain and pipe with a ballcock to drain. It worked good for 2 years, but I jsut pulled it up , because the drain is leaking and we should have put sand under it (it heaved this year in winter). Also it was only accesible to geese, they'd chase the ducks out as it was in their day yard , so I am going to re-dig and put it back in down in the yard above my garden.... The big drain was a plus ,because the geese put things into the pool, like rocks:he and sticks...Also it was much deeper than I needed.
    I could kick myself, we moved I left a good rubbermaid , shallow trough .......[​IMG] which would have been great!

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