However exciting that sounds, I don't think my wife will let me away with that! I wish there were farmers out there that would hire out a deep mud pit - would love to get filthy in one of those with you or anyone else male or female
Fantastic new photos, Mudddy, as yours always are! Now you've got a paddling pool to romp in, I bet your wife won't be complaining about the mess as much. You just need someone in there helping you out.....
Impossibly expensive and if your pool gives out, you've a lot of clearing up to do. Mudflats and esturies are the only sensible answer. Does your wife really tolerate that in her kitchen? Love the pictures by the way!
Having some experience with kaolin clay, a pallet of dry powder weighed about 1000 pounds and represented about 25 cubic feet (about 200 gallons) of clay. That would be about 20 inches deep in a round pool with a 5 ft diameter.
I suppose you could make a cylindrical container that was 6 ft tall and 3 ft in diameter and fill it with 2 pallets of clay. I'm not sure you could actually get immersed in it, though. The pure clay is VERY heavy.
Someday, I'm going to get some more powered clay and mix it with an equal part of sawdust, before adding water, to see if it's possible to get a lighter mixture that will not separate.
If you can scout around pottery shops and find sodium bentonite clay - it expands when water is added, so a 50 pound bag makes considerably more goo than the volume of the bag. Also, if you can buy dry clay, then add water at your house, you'll save a lot of weight and hauling for something which comes right out of the tap anyway.