How to Build a Wading Pool in Your Own Backyard?

How to Build a Wading Pool in Your Own Backyard?
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Have you ever just wanted to cool off without having to swim in a big pool? To build a wading pool may be your answer!

It is a great alternative for adults, children, and even pets! It’s not difficult to build a wading pool yourself. You can build a wading pool easily in 1 or 2 weekends.wading pool

Bestseller No. 1
Timoo Foldable Dog Pool for Small Dogs 39 Inches Slip-Resistant Pet Pool Bathing Tub PVC Wading Pool, Collapsible Dog Swimming Pool for Outdoor & Indoor, Blue
  • PROFESSIONAL & DURABLE: Timoo pet swimming pool is made of thick and strong PVC, which has good abrasion resistance and scratch resistance. It is suitable for extra-large dogs, large dogs, small dogs,...
  • FOLDABLE & PORTABLE: Timoo dog pool can be quickly unfolded for use, easy to fold into a small size, convenient to store in a drawer or storage box. It will not take up too much space when it is not...
  • ANTI-SLIP & SAFE: The bottom of the pet pool is treated with an anti-slip texture, which can play an excellent anti-slip effect in both dry and wet conditions. It ensures the safety of your dogs and...
  • QUICK DRAINAGE: It has a large drainage port, which can quickly drain the water in the pool. The screw-sealed lid has a deep thread, which can withstand greater water pressure and continuously...
  • WILL NOT DEFORM EASILY: It has built-in widened extra-thick high-density boards and finished with good sewing technology. The density board will not easily move or seep water. The water pressure will...
SaleBestseller No. 2
JHUNSWEN Dog Pool for Large Dogs, 63'' Portable Kiddie Plastic Pool, Wading Swimming Doggy Pool, Collapsible Pet Bathtub for Backyard Home, Foldable Plastic Pool for Kids, Kitty, Duck, Cat
  • Durable and Stable: Jhunswen dog pool is constructed of unique tough and anti-scratch PVC material, which has good abrasion resistance and scratch resistance. The non-slip bottom design can prevent...
  • Foldable and Easy to Use: The collapsible design makes it easy to set up, fold and clean. The dog pool is built-in a plastic drainage valve, which helps you drain away from the water easily. Filled...
  • Much More Portable: Jhunswen pet swimming pool weighs only 4.9lb / 2.2kg, which can be folded into a small size. In this hot summer, you can enjoy a cool and happy time with your pets or kids...
  • Safe and Reliable: This pet pool has been certified by CPSIA, CPC and ASTM with UV-resistant coating. It is non-toxic, lead free and BPA-free, providing your pets with a safe and carefree environment.
  • Multi-functional Use: This pet pool with 63" diameter and 12" deep is suitable for large dogs. It can be also used as a dog/cat/pet bathtub, kiddie Pool, fish pond, baby bathtub and whelping box for...
SaleBestseller No. 3
Niubya Foldable Dog Pool, Collapsible Hard Plastic Dog Swimming Pool, Portable Bath Tub for Pets Dogs and Cats, Pet Wading Pool for Indoor and Outdoor, 63 x 12 Inches
  • Collapsible and Portable Design: Our dog pool is collapsible design, it’s portable for you to carry. As a wading pool, it can be folded into a small size easy to store and carry with for camping or...
  • Durable PVC Material: The pet pool is made of high-quality PVC, thick and high-strength twinwall polypropylene sheets are built-in to support the whole pool stably without easy collapse. The anti-skid...
  • Simple to Use: Due to the simple structure, this foldable bathtub is simple and easy to use. there’s no need to inflate it. You will be able to set it up quickly and easily. You can find a drain at...
  • Easy to Clean: Cleanup is a easy thing for the pool! To clean, simply wipe with a soft cloth and mild soap, then rinse. (To help your pool last longer, twist off the cap to drain all water after and...
  • Multi-Purpose: It is widely suitable for cats, dogs or other pets that enjoy paddling or playing in the water. It can be used as a tub to bathe your pet, or as pool for them to lounge or play in...
Bestseller No. 4
WANTRYAPET Foldable Dog Pet Bath Pool, 47.3'' Diameter Large Collapsible Wading Pool Pits Ball Pool, Plastic Portable Bathing Swimming Tub Kiddie Pool for Dogs Cats and Kids Indoor & Outdoor Use, Red
120 Reviews
WANTRYAPET Foldable Dog Pet Bath Pool, 47.3'' Diameter Large Collapsible Wading Pool Pits Ball Pool, Plastic Portable Bathing Swimming Tub Kiddie Pool for Dogs Cats and Kids Indoor & Outdoor Use, Red
  • 【NON-SLIP & DURABLE】WANTRYAPET dog swimming pool is made of High-grade PVC material and thickened MDF boards, which is sturdy to make your pet and kids safer while bathing or play. Meanwhile, the...
  • 【FOLDABLE & SPACE-SAVING】The convenient fold-down design makes it simple to open and fold, space-saving for storage at home, easy to store and carry around. After showering your dog, just open...
  • 【WIDELY APPLICABLE】Dog pet bath pool can be used both outdoor and indoor. It can not only serve as a dog swimming pool, foldable dog pool, dog bathtub but also can be used as a kiddie pool, baby...
  • 【EASY TO USE】This pet swimming pool is very easy to use. No air pump needed. You only need to unfold the dog bath tub and fill it with water, and then you can shower your dog in the cool pool,...
  • 【MULTIPLE SIZE SELECTION】Our plastic pool pool have three perfect sizes for you to choose: S: 31.5"x 8.2", M: 39.5"x 2",L: 47.3"x 12", XL: 63"x 12". This dog pool is not only a private swimming...
Bestseller No. 5
Inflatable Kiddie Pool - Unicorn Kids Pool Wading Pool for Outside, Garden, Backyard, 3 Ring Rainbow Round Blow up Pool Water Pool for Baby Toddlers Indoor & Outdoor - Swimming Pools for Kids
405 Reviews
Inflatable Kiddie Pool - Unicorn Kids Pool Wading Pool for Outside, Garden, Backyard, 3 Ring Rainbow Round Blow up Pool Water Pool for Baby Toddlers Indoor & Outdoor - Swimming Pools for Kids
  • CUTE KIDDLE POOL FOR KIDS: What better way to cool off your child on a hot summer day then in a cute kiddie pool. This swimming pool for kids measures 47.2 x 11.4 inches and holds up to 73 gallons of...
  • SPECIAL UNICORN PATTERN: Designed with unique unicorn and rainbow theme, this inflatable kiddie pool is fun and adorable. iBaseToy Unicorn kids pool is sure to be the hit of the neighborhood. Perfect...
  • EASY TO SET UP & DRAINAGE: The paddling pool includes three air chambers for quick and easy inflation and deflation.What’s more, our blow up pool features a big drain valve on the bottom, after...
  • KIDS-FRIENDLY PVC MATERIAL: Made of superior Eco-friendly PVC material, this baby pool is safe and built to be durable. Our wading pool is just what the kiddos need to help them stay cool in the...
  • MULTIFUNCTIONAL INFLATABLE POOLS: In addition to a kids swimming pool, this inflatable kiddie pool can be used as a ball pit play pool, bathtub, a pet house for dogs or cat, or any other lounge room...
SaleBestseller No. 6
Intex 66-Inch Round Inflatable Outdoor Kids Swimming and Wading Watermelon Pool for Ages 2 and Up
  • INFLATABLE KIDDIE POOL: Inflatable outdoor watermelon kids swimming pool measures 66" x 15" when properly inflated
  • DURABLE DESIGN: Designed with 9-gauge rings, a 7-gauge floor, and colorful watermelon print with 3 rings
  • LARGE CAPACITY: Features a capacity of 11.5 inches of wall height and can hold 154 gallons of water
  • TODDLER APPROVED: Recommended for children ages 2 and up
  • PERFECT FOR SUMMER: Great way to beat the heat and enjoy the sunshine during the spring and summer months
Bestseller No. 7
Peradix Kiddie Pool Inflatable Pool for Kids and Adults, Family Swimming Pool, Outdoor Baby Water Blow Up Pool, Backyard Garden Water Pool Toys for Children, Full-Sized Large Blow Up Wading Pools
  • 🏊【Say“GOODBYE”to the Risk of Puncture】 ✅Thicker Material: Peradix inflatable pool is made of 0.4mm thick PVC, which is twice the thickness of others . ensuring a long service life....
  • 🏊【Ideal Size】95" X 59" X 24", Peradix Inflatable Pool can hold up to 2 adults plus 3-5 kids to enjoy a splashing pool party in the backyard. In terms of size, we think 'appropriate' is more...
  • 🏊【Easy to Empty and Store】 Use the air mattress pump (not included) to quickly inflate the water pool, also the bottom of the pool is equipped with two drain valves (right-angle drain valves...
  • 🏊【Multiple Fun】Compared with ordinary pools, we have added two extra cupholders (2.95*1.96”), which can be used to place wine cups, very convenient and practical. A balloon with a diameter of...
  • 🏊【Strict Inflatable Test】As the main product of summer, inflatable pool have undergone 48h continuous inflatable tests before shipment from the factory, We attach great importance to the air...
SaleBestseller No. 8
Petybety Foldable Dog Pool, Collapsible Hard Plastic Pet Bath Pool, Portable Swimming Bath Tub for Kids Kiddie Dogs and Cats, Wading Pool for Outdoor and Indoor, 48' x 12', Blue
186 Reviews
Petybety Foldable Dog Pool, Collapsible Hard Plastic Pet Bath Pool, Portable Swimming Bath Tub for Kids Kiddie Dogs and Cats, Wading Pool for Outdoor and Indoor, 48" x 12", Blue
  • Upgraded Material: Our Dog pool is made of extra-tough and anti-scratch PVC material. Built-in the thickest 0.25-inch high-strength wood board on the market, which is more durable than other dog...
  • Multi Size: 32" in diameter and 8" Depth, perfect size for Small Medium and large dogs cool summer! Allow for dogs to fully submerge their bodies sitting down, and splash around as desired! Let your...
  • Portable and Storable : No inflation required! The dog pet bath pool can be set up or folded down in just a few minutes. Come with a drainage hole, easy to empty when not in use, easy to store and...
  • Cooling Fun: Use it to bath your pets or just let them cool off on hot days, or even great for some water fun with your pets. It helps your pets unwind. NOTICE: Please pour into enough water to avoid...
  • Buy with Confidence - We are committed to providing customers with quality products and a provide one-year warranty for all our foldable dog swimming pools. Feel free to contact us if you have any...
SaleBestseller No. 9
Splash Sprinkler Pad for Dog, Kiddie Splash Play Mat, Kids Wading Pool Backyard, Summer Toddlers Outdoor Water Toys (68")
  • Perfect Pattern Design: This splash pad is a fun educational baby pool, as exciting as the underwater world. Sharks, jellyfish, algae, turtles, octopus, starfish, seahorses, etc. This splash pad adds...
  • Safety materials: The play mat is made of environmentally friendly non-toxic PVC material, which is more environmentally friendly and safer than ordinary sprinkling toys. The beautiful pattern uses...
  • Upgraded Size: The 68-inch extra-large play mat can accommodate three or four people to play together at the same time. You no longer have to take your children to the public pool without worrying...
  • EASY TO INSTALL - Use thick spiral interface, no leaking, simple and convenient installation, just connect it to a garden hose or PVC pipe, just adjust the water pressure to lower or increase the...
  • As a gift: This sprinkler pool is suitable for birthday gifts, outdoor beach lawn toys and summer pool parties. Get great moments for your children. If you have any issues with your play mat, please...
Bestseller No. 10
iBaseToy Splash Pad Sprinkler Pool for Kids Toddlers - 68" Unicorn Sprinkler Splash Mat, Inflatable Kiddie Baby Swimming Wading Pool, Outdoor Sprinklers Water Toys Games for Boys Girls Backyard Yard
  • 3 IN 1 SPRINKLER POOL - The unicorn sprinkler pool is designed with 2 spraying systems and 1 inflatable swimming pool. The sprinklers around pool’s edge provide high sprays, and the unicorn’s...
  • CUTE UNICORN DESIGN & PERFECT SIZE FOR KIDS - The sprinkler pool features cute unicorn design and bright rainbow colors. The sprinkler pool measures 68'' long, 44'' wide and 8" high when fully...
  • DURABLE & SAFE - The kids sprinkler pool is made of durable, environmental, non-toxic, BPA-free and phthalate-free PVC material, strong, durable and resist rips or punctures. It is the best outdoor...
  • EASY TO SET UP - Simply inflate the pool by a hand or electric pump (not included), and then attach garden hose. You can control the height of spray water by adjusting the water pressure. When you're...
  • FUN OUTDOOR WATER TOYS - This kids sprinkler pool is a fun water toy for your kids to relax and cool off during hot summer. Perfect for backyard water play, summer party, pool party, garden play,...

Step One: Find the best location for a wading pool in your backyard

To get started you will need to decide where you want to locate your pool. To build a wading pool you will need an area that is level.

Step Two: Clear the area so you have a nice and leveled place for the wading pool

Clear your level area of all sticks, stones, bricks or anything that could cut your plastic as you build a wading pool to the size you want.

Step Three: let’s get down to business

You will now lay out the railroad ties on the ground for your bottom edge supports. The ties should not have anything sharp sticking out of them to build a wading pool. Place the ties 2 feet inside the outside edge of your cleared area.

Step Four: building the wading pool

To build a wading pool that won’t leak, lay the heavy plastic sheet over the railroad tie edge. Smooth the plastic down the inside flat side area and across the bottom foundation. Feel for anything that is poking the plastic to ensure you build a wading pool that can last.

Step Five: make sure everything is done correctly

Your plastic will come down over the railroad tie to the outside all the way to the ground. In order to build a wading pool correctly you will need to anchor the plastic edge with bricks or blocks so that the weight of the water will not pull the plastic up and out of its supports.

Step Six: filling water in the wading pool

wading poolUse your hose to fill your wading pool. Fill up to 6 inches of water in the wading pool and then check for leaks in the plastic. When you build a wading pool for children or pets you might not want as much water as for adults. This will be up to each individual to decide how much water to use in your wading pool.

Step Seven: decorate your new wading pool

If you want you can add a decorative edge over the plastic side and blocks or bricks that you’ve used to build a wading pool. These alternatives could be pool stones layered against the side and top for a rustic look or even wood planks to make sitting on the top edge easier. Use your imagination here. Remember when you build a wading pool with plastic that it can become slick.

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