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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-25-2014, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
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Kiddie Pool

Does anyone have vinyl bottom kiddie pool? Im looking specifically at the one at walmart with the inflatable rim. Am I being too naive to think the inflatable part wont get chewed on and the vinyl bottom wont be torn?

The hard plastic pools look too shallow for a 100lb dog, but looking through old threads it seems that is the pool of choice around here.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-25-2014, 10:41 AM
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Lol yes you are naive. I bought an inflatable pool and it lasted literally a couple of minutes. That was a puppy though. With a large Shepherd I'd worry about their nails puncturing it. Toys r us has a good selection of pools

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Also look at hard plastic or rubber stock tanks, they come in many sizes and shapes and are much more durable.
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Absolutely! Plastic tub or stock tank.

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Traveler (90 lbs) loves his hard plastic one (Toys R us for less than $20). If the water is too deep-more than 4-5", he won't stay in it. I have it under the shade of a palm. I think he just likes having his belly cooled. He likes water but does not like to swim.
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With a drain at the bottom.


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Ah yes, the drain.

Blew that part of the equation since most of the kiddie pools don't come with so I ended up using some HomeDepot plumbing goodies and made my own. Cut a round hole in the side of the tub just above the floor and then cut a short 2" length of 1" PVC and just stuck capped both ends with those round PVC caps. I used some waterproof goop around the hole. It's not pretty but it works.
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make that stuck the PVC tube thru the hole and capped......
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I have two of the extra large hard plastic pools and a sprinkler for them.

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Traveler (90 lbs) loves his hard plastic one (Toys R us for less than $20). If the water is too deep-more than 4-5", he won't stay in it. I have it under the shade of a palm. I think he just likes having his belly cooled. He likes water but does not like to swim.
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