Jump to content

Blow up pools

  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#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.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users


The device that allows you to bottle feed and use your phone at the same time

"It dawned on me that I could do some catch-up work while he fed, but I needed something to help me hold a bottle and my smartphone."

Mum posts photo of c-section scar to prove she gave birth

A new mum angered by people suggesting women who deliver their babies via caesarean section have not "given birth" has challenged that misconception by sharing a photograph of her scar.

Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis welcome daughter

Actress Olivia Wilde and her fiance Jason Sudeikis are parents again.

Nurse cuts off part of newborn's finger

A newborn baby is without the tip of one finger after a nurse accidentally cut it off with scissors.

See the new Thomas & Friends clothing range for girls

It's a long overdue move for kids and parents alike.

Finally, someone's come up with a way to stop doona thieves

If you've ever shared a bed with a dyed-in-the-wool doona stealer you'll know how frustrating it can be.

Family rituals to make mealtimes easier: mums share their tips

Special rituals, as well as favourite cutlery and plates, can make dinner times less challenging and a lot more fun!

Toddler pours entire bag of dog biscuits down the toilet

Most mums of toddlers have a funny horror story about the time they turned their back for 30 seconds only to find mayhem on their return.

Surgeons successfully separate 13-month-old twins conjoined at head

Surgeons at a New York City hospital have separated a pair of 13-month-old boys who were congenitally joined at the head, completing a rare operation that carried a risk of death and severe brain damage, their mother said.

'Do I call the parents or an exorcist?'

Babies can sometimes get themselves into unusual positions while sleeping, but this youngster has the makings of an acrobat.

The complicated grief of losing your babies

In the park near our house my partner and I have a bench. We paid to have it put there last year after our twin boys Fred and John died.

How the way you’re born and fed can affect your immune system

Vaginal or caesarean, bottle- or breastfed: it all influences our gut microbes and future health.

Depression made me a crummy friend - but I'm working on it

Getting well and falling in love with my son has brought a feeling words simply can't describe. But I didn't expect it to be a little heartbreaking, too.

Mountain Buggy Bagrider makes travel so much easier with baby

Haven't we all needed more hands when travelling with babies and toddlers?

'I look like a troll!': mum shares postpartum hair regrowth woes

Rather than hiding her postpartum hair regrowth, author Giovana Fletcher has photographed and shared it.

A police officer saved a baby's life, forever changing his own

With his bald head, light goatee and bulging arms covered in dark tattoos, Officer Kenneth Knox is an imposing figure.

The tandem breastfeeding photo that got a mum's Facebook account shut down

A mother of six from the US claims that Facebook disabled her account because she posted a photograph of herself tandem breastfeeding a stranger's baby along with her own.


Top 5 Articles


What's hot on EB

Win a Hawaii beachfront resort holiday for two!

Enter now for your chance to win 1 of 4 trips for two to Hawaii, staying at Outrigger resorts in Waikiki.


Vintage Toys

The toys of your childhood

Take a trip down memory lane with these vinage and retro toys that you may have had in your childhood or your parent's childhood.

Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.