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One elevated spring
230 feet of 3/4 inch irrigation pipe
And a three hundred dollar livestock tank

Next , I’m turning it into a hot tub


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Cool - which I suppose is why you want to make it a hot tub! I couldn't resist the joke - it does look very nice.

Question: what have you planned for draining it?  Before the run got removed due to a dangerous tree and a bad coon problem, my duckies stock tank had a long pipe which I could move around to different parts of my bamboo patch. The bamboo thought that was just a great idea! Your water won't need biological filtering the way the duck's tank did, but honestly, one of my first thoughts was how you were going to put that water to second or third uses?
 
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My situation might be be a bit unique . I’m  diverting a portion of water exiting  a cavern and when I’m done , it meanders back to its journey .
 
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Ben Child wrote:My situation might be be a bit unique . I’m  diverting a portion of water exiting  a cavern and when I’m done , it meanders back to its journey .

I guessed as much, but I could think of so many creative and useful things it might do on its way back! Our reptiles and amphibians are under so much pressure from habitat loss, that a little frog pond to balance your large stock tank would be an example.
 
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This thread makes me smile every time I see it.

Where I live almost everyone has a swimming pool very much like your own except bigger.  Of course, most of the swimming pools here also have a windmill or a solar panel. They also have cows.

About 20 plus years ago the internet was flooded with pictures of "hillbilly swimming pools" so I thought this thread was going to be about one of those.

Put a blue tarp in the back of your pick-up truck, fill it with water and add a couple of girls in bikinis and you have that "hillbilly swimming pool" from 20 plus years ago.

I looked on Pinterest for one of those pools but only found the kind you have.

Thanks for sharing!
 
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Were you in many of them Anne?
 
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John C Daley wrote:Were you in many of them Anne?



Not me!  I have never been swimming in a hillbilly swimming pool.

When I was in college all my friends were talking about swimming in a tank.  I am not sure what they meant by a tank as that might have been a pond.  That is what a pond is called in Texas.
 
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