How often to change pool water?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sadies chicks, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. sadies chicks

    sadies chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    I am new to the duck-thing, I now have 4 white crested pekins, about 11 weeks old. I have a kiddie pool for them and want to know how often you all change the water in the pool? I want to make sure it stays clean and healthy for them but changing it everyday seems overboard. Right now I am doing about 4-5 days.

    Any input would be appreciated!

    Sarah
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Hi!

    It depends on the weather, but in the summer I change the water - 2'x3'x8" pan - once or twice a day. Twice if it's stinking hot, because around 2 p.m. I'll give them fresh cool water. I have nine runner ducks, black and chocolate.

    Spring and fall, we can get a couple of days out of the swim pan.

    Once a week or so I scrub the pan with a brush after spraying it with vinegar.
     
  3. Hattiegun

    Hattiegun Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a 270 gal pond I change every OTHER day... I hate dirty water... [​IMG]
     
  4. sadies chicks

    sadies chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I hate dirty water too! I should have said that I have another bowl for their "drinking" water that gets changed twice a day, the pool is just for their "play/drinking/do everything else in it" water [​IMG] We live in Portland, OR so the weather is very agreeable to the duckies...it is raining and maybe in the 60's right now. And summer started last week [​IMG]
     
  5. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    I change mine every day sometimes 2 times a day. 1. because I hate dirty water and 2. its hot here in the afternoon and the change of water gives them all a good cool down and keeps them healthy & happy. Im changing out 4 pools and 8 buckets a day aswell as horses and the goats water too. Good job im not on city water!!
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2011
  6. MudHog

    MudHog Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a large mix pan that I dump out every day. Once I do my new pen and larger pond, I'll do much less, but do some sort of vac daily.
     

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