Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Calculating Swimming Pool Volume in Cubic Feet

This article will quickly show how much dirt is needed to fill a moderate size swimming pool.

I am going to use the following backyard as an example.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Thinking about it?

If you are thinking about getting rid of your swimming pool and/or a natural pond is an option you want to consider? I have just finished a few articles that can help you with your decision. They are on my step-by-step blog and part of the "Thinking about it?" section.

Here are the links:

Thinking About It?
1. Should I Get Rid of My Swimming Pool?
2. What Can I Do With My Swimming Pool?
3. Why Would I Want a Natural Pond?
4. What Will I Need and How Much Will It Cost?

Global Climate Change

A great way to look at the global warming "debate"

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Stormy Weather

Hail, rain, and wind are wreaking havoc on Northern California and have been for the last few days. With no end in sight I will have to figure on being indoors for a while. I'll take the only positive I can see for having to stay indoors for 2 weeks: I get to spend more time on the PC doing my blogs. We need the rain, so I am not complaining.

The rain has been very intense, which has made the ponds so murky that I can not see the goldfish a few inches below the surface. This is a natural occurrence in any natural body of water, so I am not worried. It will clean itself eventually.

Palm Tree leaves have been pummeling down from the sky.
No damage as of now.

Normally you could see the goldfish in a shot like this, but it is too murky.

The entire yard is beginning to flood.
There is standing water and puddles everywhere.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Instructions For Grow Bed Construction

My step-by-step instructions for building your own grow beds are complete. They consist of ten separate instructions with images and full details. To read them and all of the step-by-step instructions for converting a swimming pool to a "Natural Pond" go to my blog dedicated to that purpose HERE.

Feel free to comment on anything about them. Problems and critiques are welcome and will be helpful.