Is there any major difference between the birthing pools and like a regular inflatable pool? Some of the birthing pools are fairly expensive. The inflatable pools I am looking at range from $28-$60 the birthing pools are more like $125-$300.
Birthing tub vs regular inflatable pool?
Like something cheap like this maybe? http://www.walmart.com/ip/My-Sunshine-80-x-22-Round-Family-Inflatable-Swimming-Pool/19336115
as long as it is deep enough and has an inflatable bottom (that is very important imo) it should be fine. i know a lot of mamas use these http://inhishands.com/Water-Birth-Pool-60-X-22-Deep.283 i went ahead and bought a second hand labassine because it came with the hoses and whatnot and it's 30in deep which i preferred.
This one looks like it may be good, other than the few reviews that said it deflated it has been used by others for home births http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000Q0QTRW/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&m=A18ACDNYOEMMOL