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#1 Dionysus

Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:14 PM

DD got one for Christmas. It takes about 1000L to fill it up.

That's a lot of water!

If you have one do you leave water in it, or empty and refill each time you use it?  If you leave water in it, how often do you change it and what do you use to purify it?

#2 whatnamenow

Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:23 PM

If its 1000 litres how high are the sides?  Most councils require all but the smallest of those blow up pools to be fenced.

#3 BetteBoop

Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:25 PM

If you want to leave the water in it, you need to buy some liquid chlorine to keep it clean. You can buy 5 litres for about $10 from Kmart and that will last all summer.

Water in wading pools can go stagnant quickly, especially if young kids are in it as they may pee or have a badly wiped bum. Swallowing dirty water could make a little one very ill, and it could (very unlikely but possible) be a source of a meningitis bacteria.

For 1000 litres, you would probably need 1/8th of a cup of chlorine every day or so, depending on how much use and sun the water gets.

Also, make sure you swish the chlorine around properly and don't let kids in until the water is sanitised by the chlorine (preferably overnight).

I had a wading pool a couple of years ago and kept it clean for about 2 months without changing the water.

ETA: as PP said, check your local council's requirements for pool fences. In Queensland anything higher than 30cm needs a fence. A 1000 litre pool is fairly big. My wading pool was 25cm high and held around 600 litres.

Edited by BetteBoop, 26 December 2012 - 01:30 PM.

#4 mumto3princesses

Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:28 PM

QUOTE (charlottesmum04 @ 26/12/2012, 02:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If its 1000 litres how high are the sides?  Most councils require all but the smallest of those blow up pools to be fenced.

This. Might be wrong but I heard that 30cm high or maybe it was above 30cm need a fence.

#5 Dionysus

Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:29 PM

QUOTE (charlottesmum04 @ 26/12/2012, 01:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If its 1000 litres how high are the sides?  Most councils require all but the smallest of those blow up pools to be fenced.

Yes, I know

Betteboop, thank you - that's exactly the info I am after. Will take a trip to Kmart tomorrow.  I don't mind changing the water every week or do, but don't really want to do it every day!  If I can keep it clean until school starts again, that would be perfect.

#6 baddmammajamma

Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:32 PM

If the pool is able to hold 30 cm of water, it needs to be fenced in accordance with fencing laws for your area:


Here's NSW as an example


ETA: Mel, glad you are aware of the fencing requirements.  original.gif

Edited by baddmammajamma, 26 December 2012 - 01:33 PM.

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