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Old 06-21-2013, 11:08 AM   #1
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Cheap in ground pool

To start off, I would like to admit that this might be stupid and that I didn't know what topic to put this under. I would like to put a pool in my yard, but I don't need it big. (about 4ft deep and 5ft around) I'm not worried about getting a filter be cause I can keep it clean in other ways. My question is: Can I line it with some sort of plastic (what I have left from my greenhouse) and replace it every year?


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Old 06-21-2013, 11:14 AM   #2
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What you're trying to do doesn't sound like a very good plan. Wally World and other retailers have really decent cheap pools that won't break your budget and are fairly easy to maintain.


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Most pools that are sold in stores are to big for what I want and kitty pools are to small. I'll look into it and see what I can find.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:56 AM   #4
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Find a local livestock store and see if they sell "stock tanks" they are used to hold water for livestock. They are galvanized and usually have a drain at the bottom, and most stores sell round ones that are about 30" deep and about 5' in diameter. They will probably be around $140-200 depending on the store, but will last a lot longer than most other options.
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You might look into natural pools. They have been popular in Europe for quite some time and are catching on over here. I think some of the better natural pool designers are out of Colorado of all places. Even many public pools in Europe are natural, or mainly so, and some run water over copper plates to get rid of bacteria.

Basically chemicals and lots of the upkeep are replaced with a designed ecosystem. They can be very beautiful and if the literature is to be believed, are less bacteria prone than treated swimming pools.

I found a number of books at the library on natural pools when researching them for a client some years back. I was long done doing landscape design so do not know if they implemented natural pool designs or not.

DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE MAINTENANCE of even a simple pool! And make sure you know about fencing and insurance compliance requirements.
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Sounds like this guy is looking for a massive size tank(pool) to recirculate the water from his green house
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:55 AM   #7
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The OP is looking for an in ground pool and not an above ground pool, so it will not be cheap to build.

4' deep and only 5' around is strange and he might want a 5' diameter.

If he is hiding on a cold climate, winterizing could be a problem.



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