Where to buy a kiddi pool for a duck pond?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by JoshSnape, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. JoshSnape

    JoshSnape Chillin' With My Peeps

    I live in england, and i cannot seem to find anywhere where i can get a none blowup kiddi pool, can you help me, up for mail order as an option.
  2. veronicasmom

    veronicasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2009
    Instead of a kiddie pool, check some of the livestock websites for watering troughs, or go to a local animal feed store to see if they have any. The troughs are big, so you would have to build a ramp for them to get into it, but I don't think it will be very easy to find a kiddie pool in the winter.
    You could also check Amazon.com for the turtle sand boxes, they make great duck pools, we used one for years, plus they are smaller than the troughs.
  3. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    Quote:Also check building supply stores for black plastic "contractor's troughs" they are the tubs that builders use for mixing smaller amounts of cement when a powered cement mixer is just to big. not as pretty as the kiddy pools but they last much longer.
  4. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    Most options for kiddie pools are gone. They are seasonal. I got mine at WalMart months ago and they were almost gone then.

    They really aren't that great either. One of mine have already cracked. Goosedragon and veronicasmom made some excellent suggestions. You can also find prefab "pools" at places like Home Depot, Lowes...
  5. GnomeGirl

    GnomeGirl Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 28, 2009
    Have you tried rubber roofing? We have a very large pond here from the previous owners and the liner is actually a sheet rubber roofing. Our pond is 45 by 30 feet and 2-3 feet deep so you should be able to find something to suit.
  6. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    Quote:Ditto !!!!!!!!!!
  7. chicktwit

    chicktwit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 21, 2007
    Toys R Us had them earlier for 9.00 ea in N. TX. I didn't get the blow up kind either because my ducks would puncture it. It's lasted all summer. Even if I throw it away I've gotten my money's worth.
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2009

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