Matu Collins wrote:
For now, I wonder if we can use the yard somehow the other 9 months, and if there is a better lower maintenance way to keep it clean. I wish I had one of those natural ponds... has anyone tried the saltwater pool thing? I don't know much about it.
Matu Collins wrote:Maybe we're relatives if you go back far enough...
Another question is what is the cleanest/ lowest impact way to maintain a swimming pool?
Matu Collins wrote:Woo hoo! We have clearance to develop a plan to get rid of the pool! Now, what to do?
I'd like a greenhouse, but the plans I have found are for cement pools and ours is a vinyl liner in earth/sand. Also, the fact that the pool is on the north side of the house puts a damper on things but it could still be ok, it's not right up against the house.
There is a great cedar fence around the poolyard, so I don't want to bring in heavy equipment in and knock down the fence trying to fill in the pool.
I'm looking for a low-impact solution that will not effect the house's foundation and will not have water standing. Even a little pond makes the house diffucult to insure, and insurance cost is driving the removal of the pool. I'd like the space to be useful. Is a simple greenhouse design possible? If we just fill it in, what could we fill it in with and how?
I'm still keeping the cover on for tadpole season