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  • What size tank should I get?
    Here are some general guidelines: 8' Stock Tank Pool: 1-2 person household Fits 1 full size float or 2 "sitting" floats Fits 4-6 people sitting Fits 8-10 people sitting that know each other really well 9' Stock Tank Pool: Small Family or Family with Teenagers Fits 2 full size floats (Either you and your spouse or your kid and their friend. Let's be real, they aren't going to hang with you regardless) Fits 6-10 people sitting Fits 15 people that know each other really well 10' Stock Tank Pool: It's a Party Fits 2 full size floats+ Fits 8-12 people sitting You have younger kids and they can splash "over there' while you're "over here" Keep in mind that galvanized pools come nested in 3's so while one will be right on the money as far as diameter, there is also one slightly larger then specific diameter and one slightly smaller. For our purposes, we don't distinguish and if you get an 8' tank, there is 33.33% chance you end up with the larger, the right on size, or the smaller of the three.
  • What do I need to purchase to maintain my STP?
    We highly recommend you get: Pool vacuum (and skimmer) Easiest: Intex Rechargeable Vacuum Cheapest: Hose connection vacuum Near you (Lowe's): Aqua EZ Rechargeable Vacuum 1" chlorine tablets (Stay away from non-brand name tablets as some clients have had issues with them breaking apart and small chlorine chunks causing rust in their tanks. We've recommend the Clorox brand.) Filters Standard: Type B Paper Filters Reusable: Foam Sponge Option High-end Chem Resistant: Orca filters Solar Cover
  • Does a stock tank pool get hot?
    Generally not if you keep the water level within a couple inches of the top rim. In direct sunlight the pool water temperature can get up to the high 80s. We recommend keeping your tank shaded and running your pump more often if you want to keep the water temperature cooler.
  • Can I put my stock tank pool on my deck?
    No. Well, you can do whatever you want. We will not put a stock tank pool on your deck. Standard decks aren't built to hold the weight of a stock tank pool with water let alone the people in it. An 8' STP full of water is close to 3.5 tons. If you wouldn't drive a full size SUV on it, you shouldn't install a stock tank pool on it.
  • Poly or Galvanized? What should I get?
    The choice between a poly stock tank and a galvanized stock tank for your stock tank pool can be tough, but mostly it comes down to personal preference. Let's ask you a few questions to get started... Will your tank be buried or completely enclosed (via deck or other material)? Are you obsessive about chemical balance in the water and want to be able to shock it when necessary? Are you indifferent to the look of the galvanized tank? If your answers to the above are all "Yes" then you might want to take a look at the poly tanks. The clear benefits of the poly tank are that you can shock the water for treatment without fear of rust. If chemicals are out of balance in the galvanized pool, you're options are somewhat limited to PH Up and PH Down or draining the water to refill and start over. Shocking a galvanized stock tank will quickly wear away the protective galvanization and cause rust. We've outlined the pros and cons of each below to help you make your decisions, but ultimately it comes down to personal preference. Whatever you choose, we feel confident that you'll be happy with your stock tank pool as you continue to make it and the surrounding space your own.
  • How deep are the pools?
    All of our galvanized stock tanks are 24" deep. Our 10' poly stock tank is 28" deep.
  • Do stock tank pools come any deeper than 24"?
    Yes! Our 10' poly tank is 28" deep. Beyond that, you'd be looking at a bottomless stock tank to use with a liner or concrete pad. We don't offer these currently, but maybe in the future...
  • What are the electrical specs for the pump?
    110-120V (W/ GFCI)
  • How much does the heating system heat the STP?
    In our testing, we've found that on an 8' stock tank, the temp raises an average of 15 degrees an hour. It's closer to 10 degrees an hour for a 10' stock tank. We say "average" because the water heats slowly at first and then speeds up as the temp of the water warms up, so your first hour may be closer to 10 degrees in the first hour of heating an 8' stock tank, but the 3rd hour could be 18 degrees. A few things to remember: You stock tank isn't naturally insulated. We highly recommend our cedar insulation wrap and a solar cover to help keep heat locked in. This is an on-demand system, meaning you heat it for a time and then it looses heat (fairly quickly if the tank isn't insulated). Temper your expectations of coming home from a long day at work and immediately slipping into your stock tank hot tub to unwind. It's more likely that you start the heater when you get home and can soak after dinner. You will need more than one propane tank on hand if you want significant change in temp. A 20lb propane tank will last 3-4 hours max. All this said, I've heated my tank to 102 degrees on more than one occasion and kept the temp in the 90s through a weekend by extra insulation around and on the tank.
  • How much does a stock tank pool weigh?
    For weight, we consider the weight of the tank + water. When thinking about this for a project, don't forget to add in the weight of the people in the tank as well though. - 8' STP = 6,153 lbs or just over 3 tons (171 lb tank + 718 gallons of water) - 9' STP = 7,782 lbs or close to 3.9 tons (210 lb tank + 909 gallons of water) - 10' STP = 9,611 lbs or 4.8 tons (265lb tank + 1122 gallons of water)
  • What are the dimensions of the pump?
    Dimensions: 16 x 13.75 x 18.5 inches out of the box. Once connected, the hoses will stick out a little further. If you're planning to hide the pump in a housing, plan for 2' deep x 3' wide x 2' tall to be safe.
  • What's the process to get a stock tank pool installed?
    We've tried to make it as painless as possible. Here's what happens: You place a deposit online and let us know the date your STP area will be fully prepped Your deposit allows us to set aside your tank and parts and schedule your installation date (we'll call or email to schedule) Time to get your STP area prepped. That means land is flat and level, there is access to water to fill the tank, and access to power to run the pump. (An extension cord is okay so long as it's 12 gauge.) You purchase your accessories to make your STP truly yours. Recommendations: 1" chlorine tablets, pool vacuum and skimmer, filters, & solar cover. At the designated date and time, we come with everything you need to splash in your STP by the time we leave. Depending on our schedule, we may look to drop off your tank a few days to a week prior to installation. Your land does not need to be prepped for tank drops, just for the final installation date and time. If you would like your tank dropped off in advance to help you prep your land, please let us know and we'll do everything we can to accommodate.
  • How do I level my land?
    There are a lot of ways to do this. Below are some suggestions, but we highly recommend consulting someone smarter than us (like google or youtube). We don't take any responsibility if you follow our thoughts and it doesn't work out. Your options: Dig. You can dig into the ground to level the area. Some people with more severe slopes or hills will find that they need to do at least some of this. tamp down until level. Build a retaining wall. If you're on a slope and really just need to build up one side, you can build a retaining wall and then backfill with your material of choice. Tamp down until flat & level. Build a box. Kinda like a sandbox, but one for an STP instead of the neighborhood cats. Add garden edging, timbers, or steel plates to border your area, then add your material of choice within and tamp down until flat & level. For materials as mentioned above, we recommend sand, decomposed granite, or pea gravel. Sure, your STP can sit on dirt no problem, but that'll make things muddy when you get out!
  • What material should I put under my stock tank pool?
    Keep in mind that stock tanks are made to sit in fields and be abused by livestock. They can withstand an awful lot, including sitting directly on grass or dirt. While you can do that, we don't necessarily recommend it as the area can quickly turn into a mud pit next to a stock tank pool. Some better alternatives we recommend: Sand Decomposed granite Pea gravel Patio pavers Pea gravel on top of sand Patio pavers in pea gravel on top of sand Personally, I like patio pavers in pea gravel on top of sand. The sand is cheap and gets my land level quickly. The pea gravel allows for water to drain through quickly ensuring a dryer area around the STP and no sand on my feet to get in the tank, and patio pavers so I have a smooth walkway or area to get in and out of my STP.
  • Can I add a heating system after installing my stock tank pool?
    Sure, but you will need to drain the tank to below the inlet so we can drill the additional holes needed for the heating system. We'll start the refilling process again before we leave so will need access to water.
  • How long does it take to get my stock tank pool installed after deposit?
    We're able to schedule 80% of our installations from 1 - 3 weeks of order date. Most delays happen because of issues with land readiness vs. scheduling. In a rush for an event? Message us and we'll see what we can do. Stock tank pools are an amazing addition for family get-togethers and cookouts and even birthday parties.
  • Can we chat?
    Of course! If you don't see your question here or just want to talk through the options or concerns you have, we're more than happy to setup a call or video chat to go through everything with you. If you're looking for some input on your land setup before installation, we can schedule a video call to see your space and can even come out and do a site visit if you're in the Atlanta area.
  • How do I maintain my STP?
    We say that maintenance is generally as follows: Daily. Run your pump at least 2 hours per day Weekly. Skim and vacuum your pool out Bi-weekly. Check your chlorine tablets and as dissolved add 1" chlorine tablets to your float Monthly. Change or clean your filter These are general guidelines based on an 8' stock tank. If you have a larger size, you should plan to do these more often.
  • My pump isn't working, what's going on?
    Doesn't turn on at all Check that the power to the pump is plugged in (you'd be surprised) Ensure that the reset light on the GFCI is on (if not or when in doubt, hit the reset button to check it) If none of the above works, reach out to intex for support. Chances are that the motor blew from being underpowered (either due to underrated extension cord or from connection to an outlet that isn't getting the full 110v) Pump running but no water coming out or reduced flow Bleed air from the pump via the knob on top of the pump. Once water starts flowing consistently out of the knob area, tighten it back down Check your filter. A dirty filter can decrease the water flow down to a trickle. When it doubt, swap it out. Prime the pump. Sometimes a massive air bubble gets stuck in the middle of the system and step 1 just doesn't work. Take your hose and line it up with the intake (from tank into pump). This will force water through the system expelling any air pockets. You'll want to keep the top knobs open to allow the air bubbles to bleed out. Check your hoses. If something got stuck, water won't flow. If none of the above works, call intex for support. Intex pumps have a 2-year manufacturers warranty that covers defects. If the above isn't what you're experiencing or doesn't help, check the manual (available online). If you're within 30 days of installation, call us and we'll replace. Beyond that, best bet is to submit a ticket or support request to Intex.
  • How do I prevent rust in my STP?
    Don't over-chlorinate. The chlorine in the water burns off as the tablets dissolve. If the chlorine in the water gets too high, it will eat away at the galvanization and cause rust. This is the #1 reason we tell you not to shock your STP. Vacuum and skim your STP regularly. Debris that sits on the bottom of your STP could eat away at the galvanized finish and cause spot rust.

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