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Outdoor bathing and where to put all that water...

 
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Hi All,

I'm going to build an outdoor bathing area and would love nothing more to set it up for greywater to garden boxes, planters etc. I would love for it to be a greenhouse.

My conundrum is that this will be a high use bathing area, whether it's shower or baths (8 people), so I'm not sure I can store all that water while it's waiting to be used. Also, the property is relatively flat, so not much I can do with gravity unless I put the plants in the ground and / or build the tubs on raised platforms.

I don't have a question as much as would love to know, get links to any functional projects of this type out there in the world.

Thanks Fam.

Jack
 
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Have you researched anything about it?
Will particular soaps be encouraged?
What is the water source?
What volume of water is involved and how often?
Are there restrictions on available water volumes?
Can you create a natural pond?
 
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Tile drainage was my first thought. Here's a good link which includes history of the practice: https://www.hunker.com/13711775/what-is-drain-tile-do-i-need-it
You could also plant water loving plants in your bathing area, for example I have seen natural water springs where plants grow which cannot be found anywhere else. Perhaps you could find such an environment and collect some volunteers for a new home!
 
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