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Re: NFC: pool into pond?
pump yes, filter no. The REALLY heavy planting did most of the filteration.
he's got tilapia (and I vaguely remember him saying he had a few of
something else in there too, but right now neither my husband or I can
remember what). He does occassional water changes using rainwater.
(basically he waits till it's about to pour, then bails out some water).
he's lucky with everything he works with though--drives the rest of that
side of the family nuts sometimes :) His pool is big enough to qualify as a
very small lake or very large pond...I've seen natural wetlands here that
were that size that had pretty good carp populations.
>From: "Scott D. Goett" <sdgoett at ufl_edu>
>Reply-To: nfc at actwin_com
>To: nfc at actwin_com
>Subject: Re: NFC: pool into pond?
>Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 15:30:35
>He kept it for ten years with no filter? Did he have any kind of
>circulation at all? What kind of fish can live in that?
>On Wed, 11 Apr 2001 12:54:36 -0500,
>nfc at actwin_com wrote...
> >My uncle-in-law in Miami did that with his swimming pool. He actually
> >emptied it, refilled it with clean water, turned off all his pumps, threw
> >a ton of water lilly & other plants. He actually raises non-native fish
> >eating :) maybe I'll get him converted one of these days. He feeds at
> >same time every day and when he wants a couple for dinner he just holds
> >net under 'em while he feeds. Seems to work great. Apparently he's had
> >this thing going for at least 10 years.
> >You have no idea how jealous us folks in the cold plains are of how easy
> >folks in the warmer regions do things like this! :) (we're in the midst
> >a blizzard right now. People in Denver turn off their brains when it
> >for some reason, though this time they had reason. Even the
> >the roads into the airport are closed. So much for my daffodils!)
> >>From: "Scott D. Goett" <sdgoett at ufl_edu>
> >>Reply-To: nfc at actwin_com
> >>To: nfc at actwin_com
> >>Subject: Re: NFC: pool into pond?
> >>Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 22:48:11 -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
> >>swimming pool that never gets used. I am unsure of exactly the type of
> >>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
> >>convert and maitain something like that?
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