Frequently asked questions
How long will it take to get my stock tank?
We will update our customers as often as we get updates from the manufacturer. Sometimes we have stock available immediately and when not available, we offer pre-orders. The larger size stock tanks we supply are in high demand around the country and we place new orders frequently.
Is my pre-pay deposit refundable?
Yes, we will refund 100% of your deposit if you change your mind as long as it is 7 days before a scheduled delivery or before your pick-up.
How do I get my stock tank?
First purchase online or call us. Then schedule to pickup from our warehouse at no additional cost. Or refer to our delivery page for your county's estimated delivery fee. You may also arrange for your own delivery service.
How do I turn my stock tank into a pool?
There are many great articles and videos online to refer to or visit our DIY page: stocktankhouse.com/diy
Can I paint my stock tank pool?
The answer is YES, but please do your own research on this one... Painting can certainly add fun and creativity, but you must prep properly. Galvanized metal is not meant to accept paint without the proper preparations (sanding and etching). So proceed cautiously.
How do I keep the water clean?
By now you should realize the best way to make a DIY stock tank pool is to add a filter pump system. You will also need to chlorinate. The industry recommendation for a long lasting tank is to use the least amount of chlorine necessary to keep your water clean. Also, never ever use liquid chlorine or apply a shock treatment as this could damage the integrity of the stock tank.
What is the difference between a Green Label or Black Label Stock Tank?
Great question! There are a few differences between the two stock tank types:
Why does my "NEW" Stock Tank have some scratches, dents or dings?
This is a common question and we do the very best we can in caring for these large tanks while in our possession. But we cannot control or prevent any minor cosmetic damage caused by the manufacturing or transportation process.
Will my stock tank rust?
Metal Stock Tanks are made from galvanized steel. The carbon steel has been galvanized or coated with a thin layer of zinc. The zinc acts as a protective barrier so it is corrosion protected. Like anything else, this will eventually start to wear away or degrade over time. Introducing chlorine will speed up this process especially if not done properly.
SAFETY - PLEASE READ!
Even though your new stock tank "pool" is only 2' deep, please follow CDC drowning prevention guidelines - https://www.cdc.gov/safechild/drowning/index.html
Do I need a pool permit in Florida for a Stock Tank Pool?
The Florida code states anything 24" or above requires pool permit. Luckily, all Hastings Stock Tanks are just under 24", so technically they do not fall within the necessary pool permitting parameters. Local municipality laws may differ so you may want to check this out on your own.
Does the Stock Tank metal or water get too hot?
The metal Stock Tanks actually do not retain heat very well and generally do not get too hot under normal conditions. The water usually stays a comfortable temperature, as well. Obviously this will also depend on your geographical location and current weather conditions. The top metal rim part of the tanks can heat up and if in full sun on a hot day can be hot to the touch. This is why you may see foam noodles around the top edge to help prevent this and to add a soft edge for children at play. You can also add an umbrella or a sun shade during times of full sun exposure.