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clean pool?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mr.mc., Aug 19, 2011.

  1. mr.mc.

    mr.mc. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can it be done and if so how(my pool is so gross that even my little bro that loves gross things thinks its nasty [​IMG] )?
     
  2. big m70726

    big m70726 Out Of The Brooder

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    how big is your pool? I drain mine and clean it once a week but its only bout 3ft deep my ducks love the fresh water the line up wait while it is fillin back up.
     
  3. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I refill the large kiddie pools every other day and scrub them once a week with bleach.The small pool gets refilled daily....and it STILL gets dirty [​IMG]
     
  4. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    Answer to a clean pool. Dont have ducks lol. The pool is clean only when you refill it and untill they step foot in it. After that it is game over lol.
     
  5. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Yea, good luck with that.

    I change water daily........ Or rather, I go out once a day and dump out the mud and replace it with fresh water.

    I have waterers that they can't get their fat butts into, so they have clean drinking water--- except for the feed and mud they dabble into it.
     
  6. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I clean mine every other day. I have kiddie pools so it's not to hard to do. I have a brush on a pole so it's really easy to squirt some soap in there give it a swish with a little bleach, rinse, dump and fill. If I do it at night I will fill the pools up with some bleach in it and let it work over night. Once the sun comes up the bleach is gone.
     
  7. DuckyGurl

    DuckyGurl Overrun With Chickens

    I just dump, rinse, refill every day. Water isn't clean=no swimming! Picky li'l things. But to see their joy when swimming-priceless.
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2011
  8. RunnerWhisperer

    RunnerWhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:So true! It's the first thing my male Runner Jade does when he get's in his pool after I just cleaned it out! Can't poo before or after...has to do it in a fresh cleaned pool! [​IMG]
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:So true! It's the first thing my male Runner Jade does when he get's in his pool after I just cleaned it out! Can't poo before or after...has to do it in a fresh cleaned pool! [​IMG]

    Yep thats the way it always is here too. [​IMG]
     
  10. hayleyasaurus

    hayleyasaurus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    haha I usually put on rain boots and step on one edge of my duck's kiddie pool then use the highest pressure setting on the hose to clean it every other day and scrub it when it gets really bad I think it is impossible to keep it completely clean theyre so messy!!
     

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