Frequently Asked Questions

Do Stock Tanks Get Hot?

Not when there is water inside the tank! We recommend you keep the water level within a couple inches of the top rim. We recommend keeping your tank shaded and run your pump more often if you want to keep the water temperature cooler. You can also add some fresh water or a small bag of ice if you prefer it to be cooler.

Do I need a Permit?

No! Because of the ~2ft depth, you will not need a permit in most cases. Be sure to check with your HOA if you are concerned. 

How Does the Water Stay Clean?

Your pump filter works to keep your pool clean. Your filter should run a few hours a day. We include 1” chlorine tablets, skimmer to remove leaves, bugs, debris and a pool cover. You can also purchase a pool vacuum to pick up any fine dirt that settles at the bottom of your stock tank pool.

How do I maintain my pool?

While these pools are very user friendly and much less work than a typical in-ground pool, they do still require maintenance. This includes:

· Skimming the pool (at least weekly, more if uncovered)

· Checking the water chemistry with test strips (weekly)

· Maintaining water chemistry by adding chlorine tablets as needed

· Rinsing and /or changing your filter (rinse every 2 weeks, change filters as needed)

· Keeping your pool covered and secured when not supervised for safety

· Winterizing your equipment with each temperature drop below freezing

· Use chlorine to maintain the water chemistry of your pool. Always use a chlorine float and test your water chemistry weekly. Use only enough chlorine to maintain your pool (about 1-2 tablets/week)

· Use the MINIMUM amount of chlorine possible to keep the water chemistry within the normal limits. Over using chlorine will cause premature rust.

· Don’t mix chemicals! If you need to switch chemicals, you need to empty your tank completely and clean/flush before refilling.

· Run your filter to circulate the water and help keep the tank clean. Running your pump also helps keep the water temperature cooler during the summer. We recommend running your pump at minimum (2) hours per day. Will need to increase run time during warmer months and usage.

· Keep your pool covered when not in use. Not only does this help keep your children and pets safe, but it also helps to keep the pool cleaner and the water temp cooler.

Do Galvanized Stock Tanks Rust?


These are made of galvanized steel and intended for use for livestock so rust is expected, but this could take years to occur. The number one cause of early rust in a stock tank is over treating your water. Chlorine and other pool chemicals tend to eat away at the galvanized coating which leads to rust. It’s important to keep any pool chemical at minimal concentration so that galvanized coating stays intact. Always use a chlorine dispenser and never let the chorine sit on the bottom of the tank. Direct chlorine contact with the tank will accelerate corrosion.

How deep are the tanks?


All stock tanks are 2ft deep

How Do I Drain My Stock Tank Pool?


We highly suggest purchasing a sump pump. It’s the fastest and easiest way to drain a tank. However, there is a drain port at the bottom of the tank.

Do you Deliver to my area?


Free delivery within 50 miles of Houston (77586) is included in our stock tank packages. If you are located outside of the 50-mile radius please contact us for delivery quote. 

Should I Paint the Inside of the Tank?

We do not suggest painting the inside of the tanks. Galvanized coatings make it hard for any paint to stick to the metal, and chipping paint in the pool is not an ideal situation.

Installation Requirements


Installation requires a clear safe path to roll your stock tank to your backyard (or other desired approved location).  Clearance should be a minimum of 3 feet from your fence to your home and a path of at least 3 feet to roll your tank to its resting spot.  Overhead hangings such as trees, lights, cables, etc. should have a minimum clearance of the size of your tank plus 3 inches (for example an 8-foot tank should have at least an 8-foot 3-inch overhead clearance).  If we arrive and there is not a clear and/or safe path we reserve the right to leave your stock tank will be left on your lawn or driveway and you will still need to be responsible for full payment.

We require your area to be pre-leveled for your pool.  Our top recommendations are a concrete slab, leveled pavers, or paver sand.  Decomposed Granite is also an okay option, but we recommend adding gym/yoga mats over the DG to minimize crunching when you are in your tank.

Tip: We will not put a stock tank on your deck, but should you want to move it yourself on your deck please check your deck’s weight capacity. You are looking at thousands of lbs sitting on your deck 24/7.

Our installation requires a GFCI 110v outlet but if you do not have a GFCI outlet, you will need an outdoor heavy-duty (12 gauge or higher) extension cord to use TEMPORARILY. We strongly recommend you waterproof all connections.

*If you will be using an extension cord, you will be required to sign off that you understand the extension cord is for temporary use that we are not electricians and we are not responsible for any electrical damage that may occur to your pump, electrical outlets, or electric panel.