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ok.... only one comment. I don't see any water or even one with a liner. Though the one above looks like it may have some liner material laying in the bottom. Keep adding pics as they are built as it would be interesting to see one finished, though to be perfectly honest, I can't see myself ever building one (a swimming pool of any kind beyond blow-up wading pool).
 
                                    
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ok so not completly done of course we are not doing a swimming pool but rather a natural pond so the dirt toward the 2 levels of bags will be a part of the pool, we will coat it with mud, then stucco it, then pool plaster, then paint it so no to pvc liners. it will also have a 10 foot tall water fall and slide attached. there is a grotto located just behind the pool structure, that has not been built just outlined. also this roof top will hold our pool hot water solar collectors. to keep the pool warm, the basic conscept would be to have just over the sqaure footage of the pool 10' round 4 feet deep be heated with the pool heater and the conjoined shawlow pool full of aquatic plants and fish. the water fall would provide some soothing sound and air to the water.
 
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gmkeicher wrote:
ok so not completly done of course



Send more pictures as you go.


we are not doing a swimming pool but rather a natural pond



Ah, sounds much more interesting.  I had a pond with fish in it till the kids came, then it got covered so the kids could play in the back yard. I know two people... one who lost a child to a neighbors pool and another who never uses their pool because some one else's kid drowned there. I have heard hearsay of too many more to ever put a pool in my yard. An open pond is better than one with a pool cover on it though. I would like to have another, but as it is we are two blocks from a river one way and a creek the other, both with lots of trails to bike or walk. (bears too sometimes

In the summer people tube from the weir up stream of us to the park at the mouth of the river where it enters the ocean. The top few inches of the lake that supplies it gets quite warm and so the river water is warmer than the ocean even though it is fed by glacial water.


so the dirt toward the 2 levels of bags will be a part of the pool, we will coat it with mud, then stucco it, then pool plaster, then paint it so no to pvc liners. it will also have a 10 foot tall water fall and slide attached. there is a grotto located just behind the pool structure, that has not been built just outlined. also this roof top will hold our pool hot water solar collectors. to keep the pool warm, the basic conscept would be to have just over the sqaure footage of the pool 10' round 4 feet deep be heated with the pool heater and the conjoined shawlow pool full of aquatic plants and fish. the water fall would provide some soothing sound and air to the water.



wow, sounds ambitious.
 
                    
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Wow! this pool really looks amazing. I wonder how many earth bags it would take to build a huge commercial pool. I just want to share some pictures that I have seen building a pool using earth bags too!

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Amazing!  We had two little garden ponds at our place in the city and they were worth all the work and expense!  I didn't know about alternative stuff back then, so we bought pool lining, etc.
I didn't see where you are located, but we're in Kansas, bitter cold winters with wind, always wind  , but our Koi survived every year and reproduced like rabbits.  I was told to throw a chunk of wood into the ponds before they froze, but I just left the pumps running.  Worked like a charm.
Again, your pool is amazing!
 
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