How do you guys keep the duck pool clean of poop?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by CherpNPeep, Jan 20, 2019.

  1. CherpNPeep

    CherpNPeep Songster

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    So, my ducks love to hang at the small kiddy pool day besides the male muscovy and they be pooping in there 24/7. I feel loke at this rate, i'd have to chsnge the water 2 times a week. How do you guys keep it clean? Is it impossible? :barnie:th
     
  2. BantyChooks

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    I clean it every other day to keep it from becoming solid sludge. So yep, impossible.
     
  3. emmec19

    emmec19 Chirping

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    A kiddie pool will require very frequent dumping and refilling. I ended up purchasing a 125 gallon pond liner and installing my own drain system so I can pull the drain, rinse and refill. With only 2 ducks, I still have to empty it once a week. They are so messy!
     
  4. DuckyDonna

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    I've got a small kiddie pool for my 6 girls. I change the water every night before I put them in their pen. Right now I keep 3 laundry soap buckets full for their drinking water during the day and use one of those to bale out the pool. It's easier because the buckets have handles. It only takes about 10 seconds to get 90% of the water out and I just dump the rest.

    They aren't getting their pool today for the first time all year! It's 20° and I can't bear to see them splashing around in it.
     
  5. quackiemama

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    Yep agreed impossible. I have a 50 gallon tank with a drain hose attached so it is no biggie when I need to clean it out. My ducks will not get near any water that is not pristine clean. Picky little cuties! My guys are not getting to swim today either though since it was 11 degrees when I crawled out of bed. Yuk!
     
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  6. happy duck

    happy duck Crowing

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    With my kiddie pool I dump and refill every other day. Its a pain..but I always think it is worth it watching my ducks play in cold fresh water!
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia John 3:16

    7 here this morning mine got their baths on Sat and will have to be happy with buckets for a few days.
     
  8. quackiemama

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    pool time is the best!!!!!
     
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  9. quackiemama

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    Yuk 7 degrees is super cold. I have buckets too for this cold weather. I have never loved buckets so much in my life!!!!!!
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia John 3:16

    With wind chill they said 9 below so looks like winter finally did arrive. Took a long time this year. I have 4 heated buckets for my flock sometimes the geese like to use them to bathe they can go through half a bucket of water in no time. Hey @quackiemama 11 is frigid too. Is this normal temps for you? This is Abby normal for us.
     
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