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Old 09-08-2010, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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Default How to turn your swimming pool into a vegetable garden.

Has anyone seen this place before? Looks like a cool sustainable project. Not sure I would want to take on a project like this or make a swimming pool into a garden but it seems to work for these people. I heard about this on KFI 640 AM in Los Angeles area and thought that the idea was interesting.

GardenPool.org | How we turned an old backyard swimming pool into a self-sufficient garden in a desert city.
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Old 09-08-2010, 01:34 PM
 
Location: South Tempe, AZ
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I saw an advertisement online for someone who builds decks over unwanted pools. Another interesting approach.
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Old 09-08-2010, 09:26 PM
 
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That water looks pretty nasty....
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Old 09-08-2010, 09:42 PM
 
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Any way to turn my garden into a swimming pool? Preferably with young maidens frolicking...
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Old 09-08-2010, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Tokyo (but will always be) Phoenix, Az
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It's unfortunate that there aren't more of these types of Suburban/urban, personal or communial gardens in the valley. It really is an impressive project but I just don't see very many people getting rid of their pools when they can put the garden off to the side. Especailly since the valley has never had to drain pools because of seasonal drought, why drain it when you can spend countless hours of summer days in it? With less work involved?
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Maple Lake, MN
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This should maybe be a sticky.... Solving many con issues of pools...
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:59 PM
 
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thats really neat but how do they keep the chickens cool? isnt that plastic over the top keep it hotter in there?
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Old 09-10-2010, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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In the interview I heard on the radio the reason for not wanting the pool was because of their little children. Also when they bought the home the pool needed a lot of work and for them it seemes like a better deal to convert it into a garden. Not sure on how they keep the chickens cool other than the fans that they have inside the greenhouse. (Why even call it a pool anymore.) Anyway, the idea is nice but not sure it would go over in all communities.
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