Ponds...to filter or change water

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by laurita1510, May 24, 2018.

  1. laurita1510

    laurita1510 Songster

    Aug 7, 2015
    My feather babies use a padding pool but since they can't get their head around ramps or steps need help getting in so I'm thinking on sub merging a pond however I clean the paddling pool weekly so I want to know is there a way to keep it clean such as duck safe chemicals or a filter or is it best to simply change the water regularly?
  2. Jayellebee

    Jayellebee Songster

    Mar 19, 2018
    New York
    I’m not sure about chemicals or a filter. Personally, I wouldn’t add any chemicals. They’re eating and bathing in it. There’s a ton of different duck pond ideas in Pinterest and I’m sure you could find some on here too. Lots of people add drains to their kiddie pools so you can drain the water easily.
  3. CrystaBub

    CrystaBub Mother Duck to Jabby, Gabby, Abby and Dabby

    Mar 17, 2018
    Shenandoah Valley
    Here is my set up I use a 70 gal stock tank with short but large concrete steps leading up which they have no problem using. I added carpet skids to give them padding since the concrete could hurt their feet. In the tank I have a submersible filter pump with UV light and fountain head. Keeps it clean enough that I only have to change and clean the full tank weekly. I have to add water to it daily since they splash so much water out lol. They love playing in the fountain head. I just use regular pond filters in the pump filter with activated charcoal. It’s the best thing I’ve come up with so far but it’s always a work in progress! JabbyGabbyDayPen.png
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