I promise I would do a search, but my brain can't take it right now.
I've read through bunches of waterbirth threads, and found out that the hose to fill the birth pool should be of a special quality that you can drink from it, and from reading the back of hose packages I figure it should be one through which you can run hot water.
But...I can't find anything like that.
We looked at all the hoses at Sears (from $5 to $50), and none of them allow hot water. We looked over in the water heater section, but all they had was thin tubing that couldn't be hooked up to our water.
So what do we do? Does the hot water thing *really* matter? I'm not going to be drinking it, and I'm not sure that baby will be either (if baby is indeed born in the pool), so could we just go with the cheapo hose from Sears?
Hubby will drop by a waterbed store tomorrow, but frankly we're not sure what to ask at this point to get a hose that won't leach plastic into the water. I don't even know that a waterbed hose is made for hot water, since they have heaters that generally heat the water after you fill the bed.
I'm at a loss, can anyone tell me exactly what kind of hose to get, and where to get it?
Thanks in advance!!!!!!!