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jacque greenleaf
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...turning an old swimming pool into a bioshelter!

http://gardenpool.org/
 
Brice Moss
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nice

thanks for sharing
 
                              
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Yeah it really looks awesome.  I saw this a couple months ago and really poured over his site.  By the time I was done I remember thinking that the guy was a con and was just trying to cash in on the 'go green' people while giving tours to his place.  He makes a lot of claims about his system that I just don't believe.
 
                      
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Well I would be sick most of the time from allergies. The water looks brackish. I can't imagine how much mold this puts into the home environment. On the other hand one could do the same by building a green house and doing the same. Don't know if this is a viable system as how many folks have a derelict pool in their back yard?

Just saying ....... 
 
jacque greenleaf
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Just thought it was a great example of a permie motto - "the problem is the solution"

I for one am not heading back to the suburbs in search of a derelict swimming pool...
 
Kathleen Sanderson
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While I think that the potential is there for a system like that to produce well, I can't see it from what they've got going and the amount of time they've been there.  If they'd been working with that set-up for several years, I'd be more inclined to believe their claims of it feeding them. 

In the pictures I saw, their chickens appeared to only be half-grown, yet they were claiming that they were getting eight eggs a day -- from eight young pullets.  I don't think so.  In prime lay, those eight pullets will probably produce six or seven eggs a day, if they are well fed.

And yes, the water does look brackish -- I wondered what they had in there for fish.  And how long does it take for the fish to grow big enough to eat?  Again, when the video was made (at least the one I saw) they'd been in that house less than a year.

Kathleen
 
Jonathan 'yukkuri' Kame
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Very cool design, but a fair bit of fuzziness on the specifics, particularly the self-sufficiency claim.  To keep it in perspective, Bill Mollision was prone to put out some pretty unbelievable claims as well.  Visionaries often do have an exaggerated sense of their own capabilities, without which they probably would never attempt anything, and certainly wouldn't get anyone to copy them.  I don't want to go too far comparing this kid to Mollison...wait...I already have...my bad.  Anyway, the point is, cool design, now please tell us the real statistics. 
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