pond drainage

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MamaChic21, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. MamaChic21

    MamaChic21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got a 165 gallon pond for my 3 ducks last summer and to renew their water, I would use buckets of water to empty the pond out. It's not working out for me, my back was killing me. This summer I'm planning on doing a drainage for them but how ? What sort of drainage do you all use ? I'm a picture and learn kind of gal, so if anyone has pic's, it will be greatly appriciated. Thank you [​IMG]
     
  2. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    Quote:I just use a pump as I was afraid to put a hole in my liner. You can also use a wet/dry vac to do the same thing.
     
  3. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
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    Quote:I just use a pump as I was afraid to put a hole in my liner. You can also use a wet/dry vac to do the same thing.

    [​IMG] i have a 600 gallon pond that i use a sump pump on, then for the remaining water i use a wet dry vac to get all the goo and water out.
     
  4. MamaChic21

    MamaChic21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
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    yup, i just have a small 8 gallon one and it works great.
     
  6. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    I use a 1/16 hp sump pump from ace hardware about 80 dollars. Drains it all the way down. I dont need the wet dry vac to finish, cause theyre big kiddie pools so I just flip em and hose em out before refilling.
     
  7. TTeddy

    TTeddy Out Of The Brooder

    You don't need a huge pond with a pump! Just something big enough for you to empty daily is fine!!! Just make sure that it's not too deep and that they can get in and out. Ducks can drown!
     
  8. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    TTeddy, please pay attention to the question asked when posting. They wanted suggestions for draining the pond for cleaning ect.
     

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