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Functional wading pool

by Echo Posted 25th Feb 2005 at 1:08 PM - Updated 28th Apr 2009 at 12:49 AM by Echo
265 Comments / replies (Who?) - 24 Feedback Posts
This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
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UPDATE: This download has been superseded with this one which resolves most of the issues present in this version. If you just want a kiddie pool, get that one! I'm leaving this one here for those people who have recoloured it and linked here for the mesh.

UPDATE: Bugs have now been ironed out. Anyone who wants to make and share recolours now for this item may do so. :D

Original post:
I present the "Water Babies" wading pool. Both toddlers and kids can use this item, which acts as a single tile shallow pool of water for splashing in.

The water shouldn't spread or flood when being splashed in. It raises fun, and slowly decreases hygene (much like the grown up's pool). The default colour is the magenta one. The two other colours are in the "recolours" zip.

The object is recolourable.

You can find it under Plumbing > Miscellaneous.

Special thanks to Braveheart for her diligent and detailed testing efforts!

Enjoy, and let me know if anything bizarre comes up!

Statistics: Verts: 202, Polys: 268
Tags: #wading pool, #pool, #toddler, #toy, #water, #splash, #swim

      Childrens: Childs furniture or objects
Maxis Flags:
      Not Applicable

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Size: 19.8 KB · Downloads: 57,484 · 4th Mar 2005
19.8 KB 57,484 4th Mar 2005

Size: 24.3 KB · Downloads: 58,707 · 25th Feb 2005
24.3 KB 58,707 25th Feb 2005
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
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Test Subject
#26 Old 25th Feb 2005 at 3:50 PM
Very cute,I love the idea,but I would like to know if this will still work if you have the hack for toddlers-not-playing-in-toilets? I am hoping in only uses the splash animation for this and that might be still functional with the not playing in toilets hack? Anyone else have both,or know if it would still work? Thank you!

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#27 Old 25th Feb 2005 at 3:59 PM
OMG!!!!!! It's adorable, thank you so much
Field Researcher
#28 Old 25th Feb 2005 at 4:05 PM
Originally Posted by karrsareus
Well hopefully this will keep the kid out of the toilet! lol
What a great idea, and thanks for sharing. I'll let you know how it works.

That was my first thought too, when I saw the toddler.

Thanks Echo looks great.
#29 Old 25th Feb 2005 at 4:36 PM




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Lab Assistant
#30 Old 25th Feb 2005 at 4:39 PM
really nice thank you now my kids can go paddling

We are all part of the tapesty of life. Weave your threads with the colours of peace, love and compassion my friends.
Lab Assistant
#31 Old 25th Feb 2005 at 4:44 PM
wow, thats really cool, downloading now...
Test Subject
#32 Old 25th Feb 2005 at 4:53 PM
SO COOL i can hardly wait to get home and try it!
Forum Resident
#33 Old 25th Feb 2005 at 5:10 PM
Echo as always I am a slave to your geniusQ I love this.

carlydunham that is the greatest idea since teen woo hoo! Paging Echo! Paging playpen!
Lab Assistant
#34 Old 25th Feb 2005 at 5:12 PM
It's absolutley gorgeous. Could you make them use their underwear for it? It would be the icing on the cake!!!
Test Subject
#35 Old 25th Feb 2005 at 5:38 PM
Originally Posted by kayak
good but, don't they wear there swimming costumes!

kayak you can check out they have some cute toddler girls swimsuits, only thing is, its a paysite. but i believe the swimsuits are free i'm not sure. :D

Its not what you have in your pocket but what you have in your heart that counts, p.s. only a broke person would say this, lol.
Lab Assistant
#36 Old 25th Feb 2005 at 5:48 PM
You sir, rock.

Downloading. I'll watch out for anything odd.
Lab Assistant
#37 Old 25th Feb 2005 at 6:09 PM
Why would they wear swimming costumes? They're kids! That's one of the great things about pools is to get soaking wet, but it's even better if you get all of your clothing wet at the same time!

Wonderful object, I'll have to get my sims woohoo'ing to get some kiddies to try this out!
Lab Assistant
#38 Old 25th Feb 2005 at 6:11 PM
WOW, love all your work,thank you!!
Lab Assistant
#39 Old 25th Feb 2005 at 6:24 PM
this something like what I asked for in mesh request. You are great. COOOOL!!!!!
Test Subject
#40 Old 25th Feb 2005 at 6:32 PM
Echo this is a great idea. Thanks
Test Subject
#41 Old 25th Feb 2005 at 6:52 PM
ah, how cute - thanks a lot
Lab Assistant
#42 Old 25th Feb 2005 at 6:56 PM
This is a great creation thank you for sharing it with us. I will test it in my game and let you know if there are any problems.
#43 Old 25th Feb 2005 at 6:59 PM
Is this object EP Compatible,there's so much here lately ive wanted to download but peps wont say if there compatible for TS2U
Test Subject
25th Feb 2005 at 7:01 PM
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Test Subject
#44 Old 25th Feb 2005 at 7:04 PM
I tried it out! It works great so far! Thanks for all of your awesome objects!

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Field Researcher
#45 Old 25th Feb 2005 at 7:13 PM
very cute!!! now, all we need is for toddlers to be able to change into swimming gear!!!
Field Researcher
#46 Old 25th Feb 2005 at 7:25 PM
this is sooooooooooooooooo cute... *runs off to test*
Field Researcher
#47 Old 25th Feb 2005 at 7:30 PM
How completely adorable. Thanks so much!
Lab Assistant
#48 Old 25th Feb 2005 at 7:32 PM
wow, this is so cool. thanks! I wonder ... would it be possible to make a playpen? since U did such a good job on this. :P
Test Subject
#49 Old 25th Feb 2005 at 7:56 PM
The only problem I found was if I put on top of where there are already puddles when you first put it down it disapears when you go to live mode. But if you place it somewhere dry and then move it on top of the puddles it says there.

Otherwise it works fine. Great job!
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