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Have you seen the round or oblong, galvanized steel pools that are making a splash all over social media, on websites, home and garden magazines (including Popular Mechanics) and maybe even your own neighbor's back yard? At Waters Choice, we highly recommend using our 12 oz bottle of all natural Pure Enzymes for Pools .  It's the perfect fit for this trend.

Stock Tank Pools are Versatile ClosetoNature-2

Stock tank pools are inexpensive and versatile not to mention FUN! It's a great way to put a swimming pool in your back yard and easy on your pocketbook. Interestingly enough, stock tanks are about 8 foot in diameter by 2 feet high.  There are smaller models that include a 6 foot diameter and others that stretch to 11 feet or more.  A tank can sit on a deck, patio, or a small yard.

Inexpensive Equals Easy On Your Pocketbook

Even though stock tank pools aren't as inexpensive as an inflatable pool, they are a great alternative to the cheap kiddie pool and blow up above ground pools.  Furthermore, stock tank pools will add appeal to your yard or outdoor space.  

Galvanized Metal Makes This Pool Built to Last 

Manufactured to withstand the outside elements in fields, through sun, snow, wind and rain, these pools will be tough enough to hold up, especially if only used a few months out of the year.  Additionally, being manufactured from galvanized metal, this pool shouldn't rust.  

Another advantage of using a stock tank for a pool is that it's slightly up off the ground, away from critters like squirrels, raccoons, and even dogs. As a matter of fact, stock tank pools are also perfect for areas where soil is less than ideal.

Easy "Do It Yourself" Weekend Project 😎

Needless to say, you won't need to dig a hole, sink anything into the ground, or build a surrounding deck for easy access when using this type of pool.  With just enough DIY ability and enthusiasm along with the amount time it will take to finish this project, you'll easily find instant gratification. 

Many bloggers and DIY'ers provide instructions and photos that'll inspire the best of us.  We agree that there's a lot to be said about the simplicity of this silver metal tank and it's really kind of cooler than a "real" pool.

Waters Choice Pure Enzymes for Pools poolNSF

Here is where we fit in! Waters Choice Pure Enzymes for Pools is a fantastic fit for this type of situation.  Even though these types of pools are simple to set up, you'll absolutely still need to test and sanitize the water and make sure it's balanced properly.  

Just for you, Waters Choice carries pH Up and pH Down chemicals to help you balance the water in your stock tank pools. This link takes you to our spa chemical page, these products are the perfect size for your stock tank pool.  Trust us.

Waters Choice's 12 oz bottle of Pure Enzymes for Pools is a monthly pool treatment for up to 25k gallons. To use, call us for specific enzyme amounts, balance pH & alkalinity and maintain .5 -1 ppm chlorine. Do NOT use spa enzymes in place of pool enzymes!  Even though your stock tank pool is small, it's important to note that Spa enzymes have a specific formulation for hot water.

Our enzymes are great for any pool, but ideal for above ground pools which include your stock tank pool! As a reminder, we also recommend testing for phosphates in spring, summer and fall to get ahead of potential algae bloom.  Here is a quick video about phosphates.

Remember, even though your stock tank pool is small, you'll need a good brand of testing strips to keep an eye on water chemistry. We at Waters Choice happen to carry just that!

Pool Water Has Organic "Stuff"

Pool water is filled with organics like sunscreen, sweat, urine, detergent from your swim wear, and debris from plants and trees. This puts a high demand on chlorine, which means you must increasingly use more. However, Waters Choice makes your water maintenance simple by using natural enzymes.

As a matter of fact, Waters Choice Pool Enzymes will break down the organics in your water, freeing up the chlorine to do what it does best, sanitization. This allows you to use less chlorine which is so much better for you and your pool. 

More importantly, our enzymes are scientifically formulated to combat organics in your pool water.  They can withstand large bather loads and recover quickly.

It's safe to say that Waters Choice enzymes are all natural and safe for your eyes, hair, skin, pets and the environment. Unlike when using traditional pool chemicals, there's no need to worry if your family pet jumps in while they're playing in the pool. 😂

As an added bonus, enzymes won't damage your lawn when your pool is drained (which you really shouldn't have to do very often when using our enzymes). Just make sure you are using the recommended dosage of chlorine.  Too much chlorine used in pool water can damage your lawn when dumped on it. Just give us a call if you need help.

So you see, maintaining your stock tank pool with Waters Choice Enzymes is very simple.  Make sure you start with clean fresh water, test it, balance it and use the recommended dosage of sanitizer and ENZYMES.

By the way, we highly recommend you use a cover for your "cool pool".  By using a cover, you'll avoid algae, phosphates (unless they're already in your source water, HERE is a great blog post about that ...) and things like leaves, branches and dirt.  In other words, it'll save you time and money.  Click HERE to view a quick video about phosphate testing.

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