Like I need another project! I was standing in my yard today looking around and enjoying the sounds of the farm. My eyes fell on the hot tub that currently houses about a ton of rabbit manure that is ready for the garden. I filled it with manure for a couple of reasons. I wanted to try to grow worms in it. It was leaking and the company who installed it employs asses who are not willing to come to fix a small job. And I really really don't like hot tubs. I like to see my feet in water.
What to do with the hot tub after I dig out all the compost? Well I started thinking about aquaponics. Now I don't plan on getting started with this until the spring of 2012. But I would like your opinion.
Here is a photo of what the hot tub looked like when I bought the house. (no comments on the pink!)
And this side of it last summer when I put in the kitchen garden.
The motor works well. An electrician would have to hook it back up to my breaker box. The plumbing leaks so that would have to be looked at and re-designed.
But don't you think that this might work to house fish in the hot tub and use the pump...or possibly a solar conversion of this pump...to pump the water out to raised grow beds and then back to the tub?
Just a mind with not enough to do....