Convert your pool into a pond | DIY Garden Projects | Gardening Australia

Convert your pool into a pond | DIY Garden Projects | Gardening Australia

Ever thought of turning your chlorinated pool in to a natural pond? Michael Gillings, a passionate professor of biology at Sydney’s Macquarie University has done just that! Michael Gillings: “Almost 12% of households in Australia have swimming pools – about 1.2 million pools. To maintain a pool costs $2000+ per year. If you swim twice a week in spring and summer, that’s $40/swim!”

FEATURED SPECIES

2:36 COMMON NARDOO Marsilea drummondii

SWAMP HIBISCUS Hibiscus coccineus ‘Alba’

3:20 BLACK TARO Colocasia esculenta ‘Black Magic’

RAINBOWFISH Melanotaenia sp.

4:15 HOW TO … AVOID INTRODUCING MOSQUITO FISH, GAMBUSIA HOLBROOKI
The mosquito fish are introduced pests that Michael calls ‘the cane toads of fresh water’. They eat native fish and invertebrates and don’t even eat mosquitoes!

NOTE: If you get a plant from a nursery, quarantine it in a bucket for at least two weeks to prevent adding Gambusia and/or weeds to your water garden.

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50 Comments

  1. FARM FONTEROSA on December 31, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    S u p e r !

  2. ArrowHD AR15 on December 31, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    Heh my brother is turning the pool into pond and hes putting gold fish in it hope it works

  3. Donna Marie Harris on December 31, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    I wish there was a “love” button ❤️

  4. Lulu Rosenkrantz on December 31, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    Is a filter & aeration system essential ?

  5. Allanah Mooney-Ricketson on December 31, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    You can buy living pools now

  6. Ralph D'Mello on December 31, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    How do you get rid of mosquitos?

  7. Phang Lian Teo on December 31, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    Beautiful.

  8. Morakot Fergusson on December 31, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    WoW
    How can you make this
    Amazing

  9. Rage.ModelsInc on December 31, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    Wow this was a very unique treat !!! Absolutely Adore the pool Conversion into an Oasis for Nature & Aquatic wildlife. Side question: Australia has a lot of poisonous toads / Frogs ( Does the Iguana takes care of them ???) & Did u get the Iguana or did it Find the pool ??? AWESOME & FASCINATING!!!👏👏👏👏👏👏

  10. Shruti Jadhav on December 31, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    Amazing!!!!!

  11. PB Raja on December 31, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    I was dreaming that life from past 20 years but I failed to make money to purchase atleast 1500 square feet land to make my dreams true..😔

  12. Suman Choudhary on December 31, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    you are so hard working….fabulous 😊

  13. Yasitha Shehan on December 31, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    Amazing

  14. വഴിപോക്കൻ on December 31, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    ABC news documentary on nature?
    Lovely.

  15. Mik Goober on December 31, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    YES!

  16. MakC D Plants on December 31, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    Amazing

  17. Indian NRI's village life on December 31, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    wow it’s lovely, I love it.

  18. xyoob ntoo tshiab on December 31, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    Nice pond. How do u built it. Video of the builting process

  19. Sam bro on December 31, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    Aum mane padme hum l

  20. Mojamoja Mujaden on December 31, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    it is freaking awesome!!!!

  21. Mm Kk on December 31, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    Excellent..
    Lovely…

  22. santo martin on December 31, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    If you use pumps or equipments to produce more oxygents in the pond, you can’t say it natural any more.

  23. Tina teews on December 31, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    It’s looks so beautiful and peaceful.

  24. mohammed rafi on December 31, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    I appreciate for different think and supporting nature
    It’s really amazing and wonderful.⛳️

  25. Khiet Nguyen on December 31, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    That’s amazing!

  26. Sidharth Deshpande on December 31, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    Wonderful look. I was wondering what baskets did you use and how did you attach them to the wall of the pool. Appreciate your guidance.

  27. Abdul Raheem on December 31, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    Bro it’s really good keep some duck also …

  28. ElizaUK Samad on December 31, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    Wow beautiful. ..
    Well done 💝

  29. New Mind Garden on December 31, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    Wow.. Beautiful

  30. Bla bla bla Cla cla cla on December 31, 2020 at 10:52 pm

    Some ducks

  31. adarsh soni on December 31, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    Great I love you natechur

  32. Mukta Shukla on December 31, 2020 at 11:03 pm

    Hmm strange ,i thought gambusia is native to Australia

  33. Sills71 on December 31, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    We have a pond in the back… we have pool and a pond…. pond would be good for you.

  34. Cat Nap on December 31, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    Did you get his idea from Peter Clarke who used to work at Ku-Ring-Gai council? I’m curious.

  35. Aungsan Oo on December 31, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    Great job !

  36. Adarsh Devadiga on December 31, 2020 at 11:06 pm

    Loved it

  37. Sean Mohamad on December 31, 2020 at 11:06 pm

    I’m not fond of reptiles, but these lizards looks cute 😋

  38. Bruce on December 31, 2020 at 11:08 pm

    The pond needs turtles

  39. Aline Mustafé on December 31, 2020 at 11:08 pm

    Please enable subtitles in the settings. Will be automatic on youtube. Brazilians thank 🙂

  40. Mel.M. Leolahi on December 31, 2020 at 11:09 pm

    How awesome 👏🏽

  41. AJESH PARETH on December 31, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    😍😍😍

  42. Lee Robertson on December 31, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    Victor Schauberger,

  43. Sean Tran on December 31, 2020 at 11:15 pm

    Good on’ya bloke 👍

  44. mgpvii on December 31, 2020 at 11:19 pm

    Beautiful!

  45. T M on December 31, 2020 at 11:20 pm

    4:40 mosquito larvae?

  46. Aquariumdesigner on December 31, 2020 at 11:21 pm

    1.27 1.28 1.29 what is the name of the big plant on the left plz ? i search her for al ong time ! help me ! <3<3<3

  47. RayMondoART on December 31, 2020 at 11:22 pm

    The lizard is a pet??? Omg! But cant believe they didnt explain one bit about it

  48. Rafael Paz on December 31, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    gorgeous place!

  49. Jacob Stanly on December 31, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    Do..you guys want to see these kinda PONDS….if so then come to INDA….those are the real NATURAL PONDS….and moreover the best PONDS IN INDIA…can be seen only in KERALA…it’s a state in INDIA ( that STATE is said to be know as GODS OWN COUNTRY ) becoz of its natural beauty…

  50. Roberto Aparecido Santos on December 31, 2020 at 11:26 pm

    hello, very beautiful even this lake, i would love to know the name of this light green foliage with red stems, thanks

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