We’ve had ducks for a few years now. We’ve tried a variety of water methods for bathing & playing. Some ideas have worked better than others.
KIDDIE POOL IN A DUG OUT HOLE = THUMBS DOWN
PLASTIC BARREL ABOVE GROUND = THUMBS DOWN
BACK YARD PONDS = THUMBS UP
What I Like: The back yard ponds make the ducks happy. They swim & frolic & bathe. I would guess this is their favorite water method.
What I Don’t Like: Ducks are filthy, filthy pooping machines which is not good for the water quality of the pond. The ducks also devour my pond plants & fish.
KIDDIE POOL ABOVE GROUND = 2 THUMBS UP
What I Like: Being above ground makes it possible to dump out the water and easily refill it as often as needed. This is my favorite method.