Metal Stock Tank
2 Pack of Above ground Plunger Valves
Threaded Inlet Strainer Silicone Caulk
Hole Saw Drill Bit
Pool water test strips
Optional (but highly recommend) – pool cover
Buy and place your stock tank
Test all Seals
Decide where the stock tank will go and level the land. When you get the stock tank, you will need to place it right where you want it to stay.
Cover the entire inside and outside of your pool with flex seal – ESPECIALLY if you plan to paint the pool.
One hole will go high on the pool, and the second hole needs to be towards the bottom. For us if you are looking at the pool we drilled a higher hole on the left, then probably 1.5 feet to the right did the lower hole towards the bottom.
Your supplies should come with instructions, follow those. Head to the blog for full photos and more instructions if needed.
Now you need to caulk the inside and outside on both holes you just added. This is to give it a really strong seal. Make sure you have the pieces very tight to one another, then add silicone caulk on both sides and allow it to dry.
Fill your pool to above the first filter piece first. Watch for any drips – if there are any you need to drain the pool, let it dry and add more caulk. This is also a good time to watch the seam of the pool to see if there are any leaks there – if so, again add caulk.
We found the best way to handle this was to add liquid chlorine first, then use the chlorine dispenser to maintain the levels. After you add your chlorine use your test strips to test the water quality before you allow your kids or yourself to swim.