Swimming pool conversion

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snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote:

Hi Hallerb That would probably be an answer if we were'nt also looking to get back a large piece of our backyard.
You're right about the need to make sure it is well filtered, and according to at least on tank specialist, he's pretty much sure that the sand filter already installed will be fine, although I may need to give it a good backflush regularly. No problem I do that now. As to drinking lake, creek, tank and well water, I have done many times over the years when out camping, but usually after confirming the source was okay. When you get right down to it, what is a dam other than a large lake. Yes they do treat the water prior to delivery, but I reckon it tastes like crap which is why we have bottled water on hand.
We're getting there, I think it's just a matter of working out the numerous details. Wayne
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Wayne wrote:

If your showering in it or using it for other purposes like washing dishes you MUST chlorinate or otherwise disenfect it properly.
You might check with your local weater service about the quality of rain water in your area. Around here coal fired power plants put way too much of ??? dont remember but it made the news recently....
anyhow chemical power plants etc might be a issue espically if the stuff will tend to accumulate in your tank over time?
before you do this get some professional advice!!! from your local area.
bermuda and this old house has been mentioned here. do realize they are in the middle of the ocean so less chance of downwind stuff poisioning the water.
look at the energy and chemical costs to do what your planning...
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snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote:

Hi Hallerb I'm waiting for reports from both the Water Board, and the local meteorological service on water quality, that should be back to me this week.
Also from a couple of irrigation/storage services.
I'll let you know what comes of that. Cheers Wayne
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thanks its a novel idea, you might consider ading a vinyl liner to the pool, which would minimize leak potential
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