Re: NANFA-- pool into pond?

Bruce Stallsmith (
Tue, 10 Apr 2001 23:35:48 -0400

>What do yo all think about the idea of turning a inground swimming pool
>into a
>pond? My parents in South Florida have an approximately 10,000 gallon (I
>swimming pool that never gets used. I am unsure of exactly the type of
>filter on
>it. It has something to do with earth. Obviously one would have to not
>chlorine and neutralize the exsiting chorine, but what else has to be done
>convert and maitain something like that?
No reason it shouldn't work... it's not so different from some pools I've
seen adapted for raising Tilapia. And I assume that the filter is
diatomaceous earth, a super-fine powder made from the remnants of ancient
diatoms. Get rid of the chlorine, maybe figure out the right plants and then
just work at keeping out kingfishers and racoons.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL "where it's already summer!"

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