Author Topic: Pool Owners - quite a good idea for water recycling  (Read 779 times)

Offline juventino

Pool Owners - quite a good idea for water recycling
« on: December 22, 2017, 12:03:03 PM »
I was in CPT last week and stayed at a friends house in Camps bay for a short holiday. Winds were outrageous for a couple of days but nothing that Cape Townians aren't used to this time of the year.

Now i dont know if anyone else uses the same system but thought i would share as maybe some in Cape Town or even anywhere else in SA could setup and save on water waste.

They installed a JOJO tank and all water backwashed / rinsed gets diverted to the tank. A flocculant tablet is added to the tank when full to get all the solid debris / unwanted junk to the bottom of the tank. Once that settles the  :cr@p: at the bottom is flushed and then the cleaner water is pumped back into the pool.

This way water is not just flushed into the street or Sewer.
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Online rodga

Re: Pool Owners - quite a good idea for water recycling
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2017, 02:34:57 PM »
I actually watched a builders warehouse video last week for this exact setup.
here it is
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ef9_IjcRD7o

Offline HBAutomation

Re: Pool Owners - quite a good idea for water recycling
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2017, 05:08:41 PM »
Brilliant idea and simple enough.
Thanks for that!
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Re: Pool Owners - quite a good idea for water recycling
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2017, 07:40:32 PM »
All this effort by a good proportion of Capetonians is being thwarted by wasters

In addition, the mayor, Mrs de Lille is still in denial that Council's plans to augment or substitute water when "day zero" (now brought forward to April) are adequate
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Offline kenvanraas

Re: Pool Owners - quite a good idea for water recycling
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2017, 09:02:17 PM »
No offense J,but,you must be really daft to think about ways to capture water for your pool,now.

Offline Larry

Re: Pool Owners - quite a good idea for water recycling
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2017, 09:43:04 PM »
No offense J,but,you must be really daft to think about ways to capture water for your pool,now.

Pools are expensive - why let it deteriorate? That would be daft....

I capture rain water in tanks, but also use a tank for backwashing.

I have a clear and functional swimming pool, and will be able to maintain that throughout the season.  Oh yes - and I have 40 000 liters of clean water that could be made potable if push comes to shove.

Offline HBAutomation

Re: Pool Owners - quite a good idea for water recycling
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2017, 09:50:37 PM »
^^^ What he said.
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Offline kenvanraas

Re: Pool Owners - quite a good idea for water recycling
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2017, 09:54:25 PM »
'Pools are expensive - why let it deteriorate? That would be daft...'
Stupid,so stupid (read it again,what you said0

Offline kenvanraas

Re: Pool Owners - quite a good idea for water recycling
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2017, 10:09:43 PM »
Might add,yo bluepools
Day zero can be expected as soon as April 29, 2018
https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/day-zero-moves-closer-after-high-water-usage-in-cape-town-20171219

Offline juventino

Re: Pool Owners - quite a good idea for water recycling
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2017, 10:47:30 PM »
No offense J,but,you must be really daft to think about ways to capture water for your pool,now.

Every little bit helps and as I said I posted this not only for Cape Townians but anyone who wants to look at an easy way to recycle the pool water.


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Offline kenvanraas

Re: Pool Owners - quite a good idea for water recycling
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2017, 11:03:45 PM »
peace   :2thumbs::but,i really hope we can make it,(i wrote my pool off,completely ,100%

Offline Vince MacMahon

Re: Pool Owners - quite a good idea for water recycling
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2017, 06:16:39 AM »
I'm keen on catching rain water........
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Re: Pool Owners - quite a good idea for water recycling
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2017, 08:01:03 AM »
Mine is covered by a flotation gadget that covers the entire pool.  No evaporation at all.  Bit of a mission to remove the cover, then you have to clean the dust that has settled on the bottom
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Offline Larry

Re: Pool Owners - quite a good idea for water recycling
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2017, 08:44:40 AM »
'Pools are expensive - why let it deteriorate? That would be daft...'
Stupid,so stupid (read it again,what you said0

I really think you’ve missed the point, unless you think the other people commenting on this thread have also made daft mistakes?

None the less, all the best with the remains of your pool.

Offline kenvanraas

Re: Pool Owners - quite a good idea for water recycling
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2017, 08:59:05 AM »
^^^ Didnt mean bad Larry  :cleansound:,just the comment about money/pools.I think its the last thing that should matter in a drought,the worst in 100 years.I maybe could've saved my pool with all these covers and tanks.But i felt kind of guilty looking @ 50000L of good clean blue water just sitting there.
Maybe in 2/3 years i can take a dip again  :dop: