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Re: I'm not Dave but I do know Ralf Schmiel of GartenArt. He installed the filter for my pool conversion to natural pool, in Brisbane. He flew up from Sydney. We

Beryl Turner
Nov 3, 2013
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Hi Sarah. I'm afraid the answer to both questions is "No". ... This is really addressed to Dave Keenan. Some years since we communicated but always follow

dkeenanuqnetau
Nov 2, 2013
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(no subject) This is really addressed to Dave Keenan. Some years since we communicated but always follow your posts. Please don't feel slighted other members! Have you

Sarah Mcelwee
Nov 2, 2013
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Re: Newbie here :) Well that's the easiest to achieve and as Beryl has said, many plants will do wonders. Be careful though as to what plants you use. Your pond will be a

jeff
Jun 15, 2013
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Re: Newbie here :) Primarily a pond that will not poison me if I swim in it, that is clear enough that I can see at least blobby feet shapes while swimming. :P I'm not super

Cait
Jun 13, 2013
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Re: Newbie here :) Some types of clay remain suspended in the water for a long time, where other types can settle overnight. The water may stay satisfactorily clear until

jeff
Jun 13, 2013
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Re: Newbie here :) That's what I was hoping, but I wasn't quite sure if I was being realistic. 50% surface coverage is definately do-able, as the current pool I like to float in

Cait
Jun 13, 2013
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Re: Newbie here :) Cait, Surface coverage by plants will both clean the water, reducing nutrients which cause algal growth, and reduce evaporative loss. If you can get 50%

Beryl Turner
Jun 13, 2013
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Re: Newbie here :) Koi do like to root, so I may have to relocate them. Due to their size, building a second pond that's properly large enough may be prohibitievly expensive.

Cait
Jun 13, 2013
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Re: Newbie here :) Koi are Carp aren't they? Carp are notorious for making muddy water! They scrabble about in the muddy bottom, stirring it up. You might need to move them to a

Beryl Turner
Jun 13, 2013
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Re: Newbie here :) Hi Cait, There are many ways to go about your project. But a lot of information is needed for people to give advice. Maybe you could post some photos?

jeff
Jun 13, 2013
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Newbie here :) Hi guys, I'm new :) I live in North Texas and am closing on my new house in 10 days. :) Said new house has a largeish (25x40, currently 4' deep but previously

cait_crimson
Jun 11, 2013
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Re: As the sun heads north once again Gidday Hamish, What makes these pools work is very basic. The better the system design, the higher quality the water will be. The algae I refer to is string

jeff
May 6, 2013
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Re: As the sun heads north once again Hi Jeff, Great to hear your results. I was feeling the natural pool was too hard, but this info moves me to get back to researching. A couple of things I am

Hammer
May 5, 2013
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As the sun heads north once again Well another summer has gone, and we've probably all had our last swim in our natural pool or swimming pond. How is your pool/pond performing? Mine has passed

jeff
May 4, 2013
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