How to Fill a Kiddie Pool, 3 Easy Methods

Hi there, I’m Tom from DIY Life Tech, and today I will be guiding you on the simplest way to fill a kiddie pool based on my well-tested, personal strategies.

Having fun in a kiddie pool during summer is a favorite pastime for many children. But filling your pool with water can sometimes be daunting, given the common sizes of these pools. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered!

The Simplest Way to Fill a Kiddie Pool

The simplest, most efficient, and personally tested way I’ve found to fill a kiddie pool with water is to use a hose, just as I have been doing seamlessly.

However, it is important to note that it can take some time. Even the small kiddie pools are usually over 30 gallons. In contrast, the largest ones can accommodate up to 300 gallons; therefore, be ready to allocate a couple of hours to fill these giant pools using a pretty standard hose.

Using Buckets to Fill Your Kiddie Pool

For those who have a much smaller pool, there’s the option of using 5-gallon buckets. This is another technique that I personally tried out once when my hose was out of reach. These buckets are readily accessible at your local Home Depot or Lowes store.

A 30-gallon pool can be filled pretty readily with these buckets; however, it’s essential to keep in mind each bucket full of water will weigh about 40 pounds. So proceed with caution, especially if you’re trying to avoid heavy lifting.

An outdoor spigot can also come in handy when there’s no hose nearby. Just fill up your buckets, bring them outside, and dump the water into your kiddie pool. Simple, right?

Warm Water Filling

This also offers the option to fill the pool with warm water from your home tap. Water directly from a hose can be very cold, so filling with warm water via buckets is a great way to avoid the chill for small kids.

Going Green? Try Rainwater Collection

If you’re the eco-friendly type, you may want to consider filling your pool up with rainwater. This is more green-friendly and yet another method I’ve tested and approved. But bear in mind that with this method, it’s better to use the water the same day of collection.

Kiddie pool water isn’t chlorinated. So perhaps leave the pool out in the rain, and when it stops, let your kids get some swimming and splashing in!

The Importance of Keeping Your Kiddie Pool Clean and Safe

Whether you choose to fill the pool using a hose, buckets, or even rainwater, it’s crucial to remember never to leave standing water in your kiddie pool. Again, the water in these pools is not chlorinated, making them a potential breeding ground for bacteria and mosquitoes if left untreated.

Moreover, pools full of standing water present a danger that someone could accidentally fall in them, posing safety risks, especially when little kids are around, so it’s better to drain, rinse, and clean after each use.

In conclusion, whether you opt for the hose method, the bucket strategy, or eco-friendly rainwater collection, it’s paramount to maintain cleanliness and safety in your kiddie pool. Simple and efficient strategies like these will ensure endless summertime fun for your children in a secure environment. Remember, kid’s safety first!

Key Takeaways

  • The easiest way to fill a kiddie pool is by using a hose or 5-gallon buckets.
  • For a 30-gallon pool, it will take about 40 pounds of water in each 5-gallon bucket.
  • You can also use rainwater to fill the pool, but don’t leave it standing.
  • Clean out the pool after each use to prevent bacteria growth and mosquito breeding.