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Converting a swimming pool into a water tank in Canberra.

By Pooks 4 May 2011 23

We are really getting into the gardening thing at our home in Tuggeranong. Meanwhile our large concrete pool sits alone and sad, doing crap all except providing various insects, reptiles and birds with a watering hole.

I’ve heard of a few companies who can convert an unused pool into the mother of all rainwater tanks. Unfortunately, these companies are not from Canberra.

Has anyone got anyone who knows anyone who has done this to their pool? I would love to get an idea on cost, recommended companies etc.

Thanks for any info……

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Pooks 2:21 pm 05 May 11

jadie360 said :

We have a large in-ground concrete pool in our back yard that the previous owners decked over. It looks fantastic and is a great place for our outdoor dining.
It currently has a small bilge pump to get rid of any rain water, however the idea of putting in a bladder type tank is excellent. I think I shall look into retro fitting one.

I’ve seen the decking idea before…I think it looks pretty good! Plus you can’t go wrong with the additional water tank underneath.

jadie360 11:00 am 05 May 11

We have a large in-ground concrete pool in our back yard that the previous owners decked over. It looks fantastic and is a great place for our outdoor dining.
It currently has a small bilge pump to get rid of any rain water, however the idea of putting in a bladder type tank is excellent. I think I shall look into retro fitting one.

Rangi 10:26 am 05 May 11

I said 60000l was overkill from personal experience, I have a 120,000l tank for both garden, household needs for a family of 7 and for topping up a swimming pool and that is more than enough.

60000l for a backyard garden for a house in town still connected to town water, would be unnecessary, I think an average household uses something around 1000l per day, even if we say half of that is used in the garden and assuming is dosen’t rain,that is 120 days worth.

I had to pump out my small pool, (50,000l) for repairs and it flooded the paddock, if you are using 60000l in a just few days on your lawn you are a wasteful fool, wake up to yourself.

BTW in a closed system ie dark inside alge will not grow, it need sunlight, no no the water doesn’t need to be treated.

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