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Welcome David Pagan Butler, author of Natural Swimming Pools DVD

 
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This week David Pagan Butler will be joining us to answer questions and join in discussions about natural swimming pools



There are up to four copies of his DVD Natural Swimming Pools: A Guide to Designing & Building Your Own up for grabs.

The DVD is also available to buy from amazon.co.uk, or direct from the publisher.

From now through til Friday, any posts in this forum, ie green building forum, could be selected to win.

To win, you must use a name that follows our naming policy and you must have your email set up in Paul's daily-ish email..

The winner will be notified by email and must respond within 24 hours with their snail mail address.



Paul has made two podcasts about Natural Swimming Pools and David's DVD. Here are the links - Natural Swimming Pools podcast part one and part two

David's website is organicpools.co.uk

Posts in this thread won't count, but please feel free to say hi to David and make him feel at home!

 
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I've split some questions off into their own threads to stop this one getting too cluttered.

Posts in this thread don't count toward the promotion!
 
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Hello everyone.
I’ve only just emerged from spending the last five years digging holes in my garden and making films about digging holes. While I’ve been down there, I’ve failed to keep up with the dizzying social media phenomena so forgive me if I’m a little clunky on here. I have been kindly invited by Paul to talk about my hole digging adventures contained within my DVD, “Natural Swimming Pools – A Guide to Designing and Building Your Own” published by Permanent Publications.

A Natural Swimming Pool, or Organic Pool (I prefer “Organic Pool” because it is easier to say and a more accurate description) is a swimming pool that employs plants and animals to create hygienic water without the use of any nasty chemical disinfectants. It’s a beautiful example of how being permaculture minded, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on luxury.

The DVD is a self-build guide and a documentary of the pool building process. First, I show to make a small Organic Pool, step by step. Then, I show how to make a larger pool and how sometimes pool making can go wrong. The idea being, if you can see my mistakes, you can neatly side step all of that wasted effort. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have.
 
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I've got a question. So I was wanting to put a small pond on my property. Where I want it to go is in the middle of a few large trees. I was wanting the pond to be maybe 15ft by 15ft and maybe 3 or 4 feet deep. The trees that are near it are cedars and 2 maples. they would be around 5 feet from the beginning of the pond. My question is am I running the risk of killing these trees if I put my pond there? Also what type of plants and wildlife would you suggest that I put in there? I live in southern ohio. I'd love to be able to use the pond as an area that I could put my feet in and cool off during the hot summertime.

Thanks for your help!
 
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Looks like a great book....I started digging a hole for my goose, but now I'm thinking I should do more.........hhmmmmm........would love to get ideas from this video!
 
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So a funny little thing about a couple of the recent promotions: people were selected as winning, but then it turns out that they were not signed up for the daily-ish email. So, they were disqualified. The funny part is that so many people were not signed up for the daily-ish email, that we had to run the pick-winner process several times to get a winner.
 
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So I run the picker program and it selected ten posts at random from this forum for this week. And the two best posts were from:

Randy Bachman
Brenda Groth

Oh good! Both are signed up for the daily-ish email!

Congratulations Randy and Brenda! You get a free DVD!

I will now email them both to get their snail mail addresses to pass on to the publisher. I will also ask them who referred them to permies.com - and the referrer gets a free DVD too (provided they are also in the daily-ish email)!

The picker very much wanted to pick Burra as a winner, but Burra and I (and David) are the only people excluded from winning.



 
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