How to Make Use of Above Ground Pool With Leak

by Pool Builders on 07-22-2009 in Articles

After having several above ground swimming pools to enjoy for about 2 summers each, and each time I threw away the liner because of pin holes. It has occurred to me, how to salvage the liner, recycle it and give it a more important mission in life while gaining health benefits.

I can't believe it was so simple. I dismantled the pool from pump and ladder. Then I cleaned the liner. Next while the liner was drying I tilled the ground in a new location and began to scoop it out. With a hole dug just the size of the liner and the ground inside leveled and tamped, I inserted the liner the full depth which was four (4) feet deep. It took me about two weeks to get the hole dug and properly leveled and prepared.

Next a floating ring with a submersible pump squirts water into the air which aerates the pool. The water should be pH corrected. The next step on this journey is the fun part. Order around 100 fingerling fish and put them in the water. Because this is your first experience expect to loose maybe half of the fish for various reasons. We love eating Crappie so that is what we stocked. I plan to add another pond for Bass and Talapia.

Feed the fish daily while checking the pH on a regular basis. Add several lily pads for protection and shade for the fish. After 5 or 6 weeks add a small Catfish or two to take care of cleaning issues. Then just watch them grow. Eat the fish at whatever size you prefer.

You can begin to go to your newly installed mini fish pond and try your skill with a fishing pole. If you prefer netting the fish is faster sometimes. Usually you will get a fish each time your hook goes in the water. My girls love fishing for dinner. Our farm is a tiny 3 acres, but we didn't let that stop us! Now we dine on fish regularly and fish jerky has become one of our favorite snacks.

You will also have a ridiculously low amount of money in the fish. Have you priced fresh fish lately?? Try it you might just have big fun. Oh, by the way since a girl did this you men should way out do me!

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