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Dennis and Danielle McClung bought a foreclosed home in Mesa, Ariz. Rather than filling the empty pool in the backyard with water or concrete, they turned it into a greenhouse which they call Garden Pool.

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Laura Cochrane

Laura Cochrane

I’m a DIY editor at Instructables and I used to be an editor at MAKE and CRAFT. I like hiking, biking, rock climbing, and etymology.


  • http://twitter.com/capdiamont Lawrence LaBranche

    Ummm…. how would you fill a home with water?

  • Anonymous

    Hey Make, a little copy-editing goes a LONG way…
    “Rather than filling it with water or concrete, they turned it into greenhouse which they call Garden Pool.”
    how about:
    Rather than filling the pool with water or concrete, they turned it into greenhouse which they call Garden Pool.
     

    • Anonymous

      D’oh!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NLJU7THXR2QS4JFVMTC2TI57IM AMalePoet

    You know you’re old when this reminds you of a Cheech and Chong film. They too used a “dry” swimming pool to grow things. But they used a blue tarp or other to camouflage an “herbal remedy” effort from being discovered by air.

  • http://www.technibond.co.uk/ bobchrist488

    nice post.turned the empty pool into greenhouse.very charming pictures.thanks for sharing.