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Use rain water tanks to fill your swimming pool

Swimming pools are sometimes seen as wasteful when it comes to water, especially in countries like South Africa where water is a scarce luxury for the majority of poor people.  However, there is no need to use up scarce ground water or expensive municipal water to keep your pool full; use rainwater from rainwater tanks […]

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Free Rain – Rainwater Harvesting & Swimming Pools

As you can imagine, the process of rain water harvesting has been used for centuries, as far back as the third century BC. Farming communities would supply an area of dry land with water through a system of man made ditches to funnel falling water onto a desired farming plot. Water would also be collected […]

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Converting a Swimming Pool to a Rainwater Tank

Spending more time tending to your pool than swimming in it? Tired of toxic chemicals and endless maintenance? Now you’ve got options.  Rainwater Harvesting Systems, Inc. (Australia) explains the process of converting a swimming pool to a rainwater tank. Now more than ever, smart people are thinking sustainably about the resources they use and how […]

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Convert your unused swimming pool to a natural pool, save money

Even as a kid taking a dip in a friend’s swimming pool, Derek Spielman would think about how it would be much better if it was full of turtles. Now his own backyard swimming pool is one of 50 on Sydney’s north shore that have been turned into ponds, saving thousands of dollars on power […]

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Water saving tips in the work place

Whether it’s an office, a factory, a hospital, a brewery, a hotel or restaurant or a school, the possibilities for saving precious water are all around you. If you see water being wasted, why not talk about it with your manager or the building maintenance and engineering staff? There are many case studies showing how […]

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VIDEO: How To Make a DIY Natural Swimming Pool

Natural swimming pools are receiving increasing interest in South Africa, especially from people who are looking to ‘go green’.  The video gives viewers a good idea of what is entailed in the construction of natural pools.  It is recommended that rainwater (not chlorinated municipal water!) be used to fill these pools and top them up.  […]

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Hydrofloor: Disappearing Pool Saves Energy and Space

What if you had a swimming pool that could change shape according to your needs? Enter the Hydrofloor, a multitasking pool floor that can actually rise and lower to different levels. The pool can even disappear entirely to form a floor! This neat disappearing trick is also a huge energy saver, as the pool water […]

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Water Saving Tips for your Swimming Pool

You can save precious water with a few simple steps… around your pool(A republication of a very popular www.rainharvest.co.za 2010 post) Use a pool cover. It will reduce water loss due to normal evaporation. The cover can also reduce heating bills by preventing night heat loss and will save on chemicals too. Pool covers come […]

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Create a Natural Swimming Pool

By creating a natural swimming pool, also known as a natural swimming pond, you are helping the environment in several ways: you’re saving energy and water, lessening chlorine pollution, and starting a micro-environment that helps shift the general environment toward a healthy direction. How to build a natural pool A natural pool is much like […]

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