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Small Cabin Forum / Off-Grid Living / off grid natural pool? or pool? anyone done it?
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optimistic
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# Posted: 9 Sep 2020 17:28
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Hey all

I would love to have a natural pool...

But since I am off grid it will be hard to support in terms of pump running 24/7

I am wondering if anyone here tried to keep a natural or regular pool off grid?

I was thinking maybe a body of water and uv in light filter that will be turned on 2 hours prior to using water so it can kill all bacteria in it?

Bruces
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# Posted: 9 Sep 2020 18:42
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What about a stock tank pool ?should be able to run one off grid with some solar and an efficient pump

skootamattaschmidty
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# Posted: 10 Sep 2020 15:54
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Although not a big pool, I have an ibc tote that I use as a pool/hot tub. It is about 4x4x4. I covered the outside with half logs and I built a deck around it. I have a small pool pump and filter you can get at Canadian Tire and easily runs off my small solar system. I add chlorine as needed. I also have a small pond pump that is very efficient that is connected to a 100' copper line that is 3/8" diameter. This is run to the woodstove inside the sauna and wrapped around the chimney. I can easily warm my hot tub to 104 degrees. The pond pump is very efficient and I can run it 24/7 off my solar system if I choose to.

optimistic
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# Posted: 10 Sep 2020 18:34
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excellent. Thank you!

paulz
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# Posted: 10 Sep 2020 20:30 - Edited by: paulz
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Quoting: skootamattaschmidty
Although not a big pool, I have an ibc tote that I use as a pool/hot tub. It is about 4x4x4


I thought about doing one too. I have an aluminum wood stove that goes in the water. Haven't ever tried it, and it seemed too tight in there with my big rump. So now I have a nice cast iron claw foot tub on the deck. Another fellow told me he puts a propane burner under his. I don't want to burn mine though, it's too nice. But some day I'm going to take a hot cabin soak, somehow.

Also have thought about a pond. The house that was on my property a half century ago had a pond built into the back of the foundation (that is now my shop). I think it was a fish pond. If fills up in winter from the hillside above. It has a drain that I have never plugged, so it's usually dry. Worried about insects, bacteria etc..
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kongstrong
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# Posted: 11 Jan 2021 08:12 - Edited by: kongstrong
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I am thinking about doing it for the kids this summer. It makes sense, they would want to come to the cabin more than they want now. In my opinion it is a beautiful place to spend with your family in the summer, but you know how kids are now, they just want to spend time on their phone... I think that pool would be a good addition, the only thing is that I am not sure how would I keep that thing clean. I am looking into pool cleaners, they say good things about them online, have any of you had any experience with those?

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