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pinkmissmarilyn
« on: January 15, 2010 10:24:26 AM »

What can I do with an old plastic swimming pool in the shape of a turtle!? Lol. It's not very deep, but it's pretty sturdy. I had thought about using it for my compost heap, but quickly ditched that idea and just started my heap right on the ground.
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2010 03:29:45 PM »

fish pond/aquatic garden:
when my kids grew out of their kiddie pool I spray painted it with undercoating
(black, rubberized- used for car body to prevent rusting) $5 /can . I used 2 cans.
I dug down in the ground & set it in, put in a small pond/fountain pump, then bought
some cheap goldfish (they grow big & even make it thru the winter) or if you want
a couple koi fish. Plant some plants around, a few plants set into the pool/pond.
the kids love to feed the fish breadcrumbs. this year I'm re-using the "wet banana" slip & slide that's no longer, adding more rocks on & around it to get a riverbed effect. I'd post a picture, but we have a couple feet of snow right now. can you tell I like gardening too? Smiley Good Luck Whatever You Do!
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2010 07:32:47 PM »

We use ours for mixing potting soil.  Not very crafty, I know, but that's how it gets used.
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2010 08:00:31 AM »

You can build a small garden in it.
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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2010 11:15:21 AM »

fish pond/aquatic garden:
when my kids grew out of their kiddie pool I spray painted it with undercoating
(black, rubberized- used for car body to prevent rusting) $5 /can . I used 2 cans.
I dug down in the ground & set it in, put in a small pond/fountain pump, then bought
some cheap goldfish (they grow big & even make it thru the winter) or if you want
a couple koi fish. Plant some plants around, a few plants set into the pool/pond.
the kids love to feed the fish breadcrumbs. this year I'm re-using the "wet banana" slip & slide that's no longer, adding more rocks on & around it to get a riverbed effect. I'd post a picture, but we have a couple feet of snow right now. can you tell I like gardening too? Smiley Good Luck Whatever You Do!


Thanks, seleniebeanie! I had been thinking of doing something like that, and I even have a nice little place that would work perfectly, I just need to figure out the logistics, (and convince my husband I'm not crazy.) Lol
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stacykittycat
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2010 12:01:48 PM »

I like the garden idea. I may do that myself!
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HSSchulte
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2010 02:49:52 PM »

I've used my for turtles and to plant in and as a sandbox. I also gave one away on freecycle to someone who was going to use it to water animals.
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ACraftyCrow
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2010 02:18:52 PM »

If it doesn't hold water, you could always cut it up and use the plastic for other crafts, like making "sequins" of sorts or earrings...

Also - make sure the pond is deep enough for the fish to winter over!! They're also prey for raccoons, so read up about that - nothing worse than coming home to your beloved fish pond only to find that your fish have been eaten Sad They have special fish food you can buy thats supposedly a balanced meal for fish (a little more nutritional than bread).  I love all of your ideas though!  I may keep this in mind for future reference!
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