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Rainwater capture

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I'm trying to fill up my swimming pool for the kids, but my borehole delivers very little excess water, and the evaporation is really high and the pool level goes up by 6mm when I'm pumping water in the day, then down by 5mm from evaporation overnight. Very frustrating. I pump water into a 4000l tank for household use, and it overflows into the pool when the tank is full.

I have recently put gutters and a rainwater capture system on my shed for water for livestock and garden watering, but that is all lower than the swimming pool, so no joy by gravity feed. My next wise plan is to get the rainwater to drain into my firefighter which I have put at the lowest point in the garden, via a looong 40mm pipe, then pump up to the pool using the firefighter pump. I figure I should get about 300l of water per 1mm of rain.

The only thing missing now, is some rain........... I'll post some pictures if it works!

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On 2016/11/03 at 10:43 AM, DeepBass9 said:

The only thing missing now, is some rain........... I'll post some pictures if it works!

So after all this time still no rain? Can't imagine but I'm from Holland. 😀 Anyway, did it work out?

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