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Is this a GreenHouse or pool house?

 
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Hello all from Central FL.. First time to your community. I am in the process of buying a foreclosed home for next to nothing. The house has a pool that I don't want or need. I sent a pic to a friend cause I want to tear down the enclosure and fill in the pool so I can have a nice garden. He said that is a nice greenhouse. So is it? it is 1450 SF and the house is 2200sf will be a total rehab. The sides are some kind of thick poly screening

If it is a greenhouse I was thinking of framing in some kind of recessed grow box for the pool so i don't have to use so much dirt to fill it up. It would suck moving all the dirt in manually.





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Wow! What an opportunity!
Keep the pool for rainwater catchment. Fill it with fish and duck weed. It will probably help control tempature inside the greenhouse.
Turn the frame over the pool onto an actual floor, it needs major reenforcement for that.
Plant In 5 gallon buckets stuck in holes in floor, or cover the floor in something water proof. Either way pour the fertilized water from your pool/ pond into the growing pots by hand. This will filter the water and fertilize the plants.
To really filter the water you will want a large Aquaponics grow bed along the wooden wall.

The only downside I see is that you are in Florida. Does anyone in Florida actually need an extended growing season or a a way to irrigate?
I am ignorant of actual growing conditions there.
I know pests,slugs in particular can be an issue. I don't know if a greenhouse will help with that, but I would not tear it down, no matter what.
There are just too many uses for a building like that, and you can always garden in there. It could even be a shade structure!

Another thing is using the pool as a coolth reservoir, running warm air through pipes sunk into the depths to cool it off.

Good luck, I hope you keep coming back for more crazy ideas !
 
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This might give you some ideas...


 
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I agree - use the pool to grow fish and water plants!
 
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William Bronson wrote:Wow! What an opportunity!
Keep the pool for rainwater catchment. Fill it with fish and duck weed. It will probably help control tempature inside the greenhouse.
Turn the frame over the pool onto an actual floor, it needs major reenforcement for that.
Plant In 5 gallon buckets stuck in holes in floor, or cover the floor in something water proof. Either way pour the fertilized water from your pool/ pond into the growing pots by hand. This will filter the water and fertilize the plants.
To really filter the water you will want a large Aquaponics grow bed along the wooden wall.

The only downside I see is that you are in Florida. Does anyone in Florida actually need an extended growing season or a a way to irrigate?
I am ignorant of actual growing conditions there.
I know pests,slugs in particular can be an issue. I don't know if a greenhouse will help with that, but I would not tear it down, no matter what.
There are just too many uses for a building like that, and you can always garden in there. It could even be a shade structure!

Another thing is using the pool as a coolth reservoir, running warm air through pipes sunk into the depths to cool it off.

Good luck, I hope you keep coming back for more crazy ideas !





Thank you for the ideas. Yaaaaaay!!! I got it.. I am putting my deposit down tomorrow.
 
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Welcome to permies Joe ! Be sure to keep us posted with your new Greenhouse !
 
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Maybe you could build some type of deck over part of the pool for even more grow space.
 
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