Convert swimming pool to rainwater tank
I want to get some ideas on converting an existing swimming pool to a rainwater tank. It is an above ground pool with concrete walls. The interior is plaster. It holds water fine. The whole structure is above ground and all the pipes are visible under a deck. The deep end is about 8 feet.
There are a few requirements.
1. animal and mosquitoes proof
2. Algae proof
3. The old pool area should become a usable space. Deck or paver stones.
I have come up with a few solutions. Sugguestions are welcome.
1. Use VersiTank, RainTank, or similar products to fill the space. Then cover the rest space with gravel or soil. Disadvantages: The tanks are quite expensive.
2. Build a deck inside the pool. Place a heavy fabic under the deck board to cover the pool. Disadvantages: water evaporation. Algae may still grow even under the fabric. Deck posts are submerged in the water all the time.
Comments or suggestions?