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    I raid the kiddie pool clearance of all big box stores, hardware stores, and drug stores in my area in the fall. Yard sales will also turn them up from time to time.

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    Thanks everyone. I hope I can find one before June since I need the space for repotting.

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    In case it may help, my local walmart is still full of Christmas goodies in the clearance section including quite big (24") wreath storage boxes that easily turn into 2 pools (cover + bottom)

    I also got an ornament case on sale which is perfect for square 3.5" pots. You can fit 4x5 pots with 4 different lanes to have variable water levels. And if you keep the cover it's a nice germination setup too.

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    That's a great idea, thanks! I was thinking about checking Walmart anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nimbulan View Post
    Thanks everyone. I hope I can find one before June since I need the space for repotting.
    I can bring you an unused medium-sized one (40"?) to get you by if you are going to be at the meet on Saturday, you can return it to me or replace it when they start coming back out in stores this summer Let me know if you are planning on being at the meet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ57 View Post
    I can bring you an unused medium-sized one (40"?) to get you by if you are going to be at the meet on Saturday, you can return it to me or replace it when they start coming back out in stores this summer Let me know if you are planning on being at the meet.
    Thank you for the offer but I don't think that will fit in my car. 36" is about the limit for my trunk. I will be there tomorrow though!

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    Fred's insight is worth examining further, too. I made display boxes out of dimensional lumber and them lined them with plastic. You know, for aesthetics. Turns out kiddie pools are rather fugly. Making boxes was probably more hassle than you are looking for though.

    Instead, think like Fred and use any sort of large, shallow vessel. Storage totes designed to slide under beds work well and can be had for a five bucks or so at WalMart and the like. Or I have also used big plastic mortar mixing tubs. These are similarly priced and are available at every big box home store.



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    I am certainly keeping an eye out for alternatives. I swung by Walmart today and didn't find anything in their clearance isle, and nothing short enough in their storage section. The mortar tub is a good idea though, I didn't think to look for something like that.

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