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Hey Homebirther's pool question

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
So, I know I can do a search but I'm feeling really lazy right now. I have my little fishy pool that I really want to use for the birth but I can't figure out how to fill it. I saw on another thread someone mentioned Home Depot but they had no idea what "drinking water safe hoses" were. They sent us around to almost every department and nothing. Anyone else using a pool and had to buy the supplies? I suppose I could get a kit but I can't remember where I saw that on-line either.

Maybe I should go back to bed?

Thanks.

Nikki
post #2 of 7
For dd's waterbirth, we just got a new length of regular garden hose and the adaptor kit so it screwed onto our kitchen faucet. Both were from Home Depot. I have never heard of drinking water safe hose. I would think as long as it is new, or newly cleaned, that would be sufficient, as homebirths are generally not sterile anyway. I'm not sure how helpful I've been, but hth.

Abby
post #3 of 7
Regular hoses have all kinds of nasty chemicals in them, and if you are buying a new one, the chemicals are really concentrated. Having said that, fishy pools seem to have lots of "gasses" as well. I am going to order a white drinking water safe hose from an RV supply place, if I can't find one IRL. I think I will look around the yellow pages for places that carry RV supplies, although I have heard that places like Home Depot or Lowe's do carry them.

Here is the link. Hope that helps!
post #4 of 7
Thanks for the link lioneyes. I went to home depot on Sunday afternoon and they were no help. I found a white hose that said for RV/Boat use but it didn't say drinking water safe anywhere on the info. It was almost 10.00 for a 25ft hose. Then I found a sink hose faucet adapter that was hanging under a tag that said 1.50 but when i got to the checkout it rang up 9.00 It was rediculous. I am beginning to think we will fill up the pool with buckets. : I already don't have the money to spend on anything extra right now so even though the prices on the net seem cheaper they charge an arm and a leg for shipping. I'm frustrated and at a loss right now. Hoping baby bean gives us atleast 3 more weeks to prepare.
post #5 of 7
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Thanks guys! I think that the white one you found at Home Depot would work, maybe I'll go look there even though they said no to us last time we were there? Otherwise that link is great. I'm also going to look in the Yellow Pages for a nearby boating and/or RV place....

Thanks.

Nikki
post #6 of 7
The white RV hoses aren't supposed to have hot water in them.

I went to the tubing section at lowe's and got a brass connector and a length of clear rubber tubing that is safe up to 175 degrees. 30' of hose and the connector only cost me $15. I think I got the 3/4" connector with the 5/8" tubing. I'm hooking it up to my hot water valve for my washing machine. It was in the aisle with the sprinkler supplies here. The connector was called a "barb" connector I think--it had the screw on one side and the other fit inside the hose and you get a clamp to hold the tube on.

HTH
post #7 of 7
The tub I rented from my mw has a length of (homemade looking) hose labled Craftsman. So maybe try Sears?
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