IBC stands for intermediate bulk container. These containers can range from 275-325 gallons and are mainly used for industrial chemicals. The IBCs used for industry are classified as returnable (re-usable) and non-returnable (disposable). I work in industrial water treatment and we go through several non-returnable IBC totes a week.
My coworkers and I have come up with some creative uses for these containers and I will share some of my best ideas here on Instructables.com. I will share some of my coworkers ideas as well with their permission.
Now, I present to you the IBC tote kiddie pool!
Step 1: Materials and Tools Needed
1. You need to get your hands on a tote. For some, this will be easy. For others, it will probably cost you. I see totes on Craigslist for free (rarely), but usually they sell for $25-$50. Well, that is the asking price. If you are patient, or know someone that works in water treatment or possibly a beverage plant, you may be able to score one for little to no money at all.
The picture above is just a representative of an IBC tote. It is not the tote I used nor should it be. Make sure the tote you use previously stored relatively mild chemicals. Clear and non-staining chemicals are obviously preferable. The totes I use contained food-grade citric acid that rinses out completely after a couple of flushes.
3. Pool noodles will be used to create a protective edging around the perimeter of the pool. We need 3 of them.
4. Zip ties. Lots of zip ties. UV resistant is best since this thing will be out in the sun all summer long.
5. Some sort of drill.