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Post Posted: Wed May 15, 2013 2:13 pm   500 gal $20 kids pool

I found a 500 gal 8' wide pool at Wal-Mart for $20. It is one of those kids pools with the flimsy side and is made of flexible plastic. I'm currently filling it up with the garden hose (taking a while, lol). I will take pics of it in a few. Toku's hard plastic pool cracked during the winter. For $20 I will give it a try. The bottom is thin but I don't think Toku can rip it. If he does, it cost $20, so I won't be horrible upset.
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Post Posted: Wed May 15, 2013 7:39 pm   Re: 500 gal $20 kids pool

can you post a link
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Post Posted: Wed May 15, 2013 8:13 pm   Re: 500 gal $20 kids pool

I walked into Wal-Mart and found it.
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Post Posted: Wed May 15, 2013 8:21 pm   Re: 500 gal $20 kids pool

Almost full......
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It definitely gives plenty of swimming room. Toku was in it all day today, I just put him back in his tank. I cleaned the cichlid tank today, will take a pic later. I'm going to clean Toku's old filter tomorrow when I put him back outside. I will try to get a pic with him in the pool to show how big it really is in comparison.
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Post Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 12:40 am   Re: 500 gal $20 kids pool

Looks good! I tried one of those a couple of summers ago but I had to drain and refill it too often to make me want to keep it.
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Post Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 12:44 am   Re: 500 gal $20 kids pool

I was thinking about that when filling it. I'm thinking maybe a filter system on the low budget end, so I can keep it full all summer and the. Drain it when temps drop for the winter. Got any ideas how I can filter this pool?
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Post Posted: Sat May 18, 2013 6:01 am   Re: 500 gal $20 kids pool

Not really, though it would be cool to experiment with a 5 gallon bucket. I'f he's not going to be in there 24/7, I'd throw in some plants and fish and net out any junk before Tuko goes in there. Maybe a powerhead to give a bit of circulation.
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Post Posted: Sat May 18, 2013 3:40 pm   Re: 500 gal $20 kids pool

oh like a DIY system? That would be cool. I'm out of town but will see about trying to make something. Thanks Steve
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Post Posted: Sat May 18, 2013 9:20 pm   Re: 500 gal $20 kids pool

post a picture of how small he is in it
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Post Posted: Sun May 19, 2013 3:41 pm   Re: 500 gal $20 kids pool

Unfortunately I'm not home for the summer but I go back every 2 weeks to top off the tanks and refill the feeders. I won't be back for more than a day or two till the end of August.
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Post Posted: Mon May 20, 2013 7:14 pm   Re: 500 gal $20 kids pool

oh ok
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Post Posted: Sat May 25, 2013 11:47 am   Re: 500 gal $20 kids pool

I will take a pic of him in it when I return in August;
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Post Posted: Sat May 25, 2013 9:27 pm   Re: 500 gal $20 kids pool

ok thanks...im gonna get one of those this summer i bet my turts will love it
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