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  1. Shane T
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  3. Friday, December 11 2015, 05:15 PM
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hi all.


ive officially caught the bug and now looking to make a small tank for my mom. i bought her a pass to try for her arthritis and she said she felt great after.


im not in the financial position to buy a pro tank or even the zen tank is a wee bit pricey for me.


she had a spare room on the ground floor so I'm thinking initially just building an240x120x155 cmtank pool with no top. Just a base with plumbing piping as a frame.


im wondering what material is used for the base., I don't think it's pvc (hope not) and can't figure out what the most durable/safe way to make a giant waterbag is.


i even considered buying a portable pool but the zen tank setup looks to be more friendly. I've kinda figured out the best heating element, pump and uv filter along with salt but just stuck on the base tank/water bag.


open to buy pre made (if available) or buy a large sheet of pond liner or ...and cut /welt loops for metal frame.


Ideally prefer to buy precut / pre made bag but haven't found any solution other than an entire kit.


Can someone please point me in the right direction?


thanks!


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Hi Kane,


Thanks for the response. I think your quite right about building my own tank. It sounded good at the time but thinking it over it seems like its not worth the effort and above my skill levels..


I did some digging around and it seems there is a company called INTEX that makes overground Rectangular Frame Swimming Pool 2.60m x 1.60m x 0.65cm with hose nozzels or filters etc. Seems perfect from where im standing but im wondering if anyone else has tried going this route.


" The Rectangular pool is made out of Intex SUPER-TOUGH Sidewalls. 3 Layers of material for extra strength and Durability. Convient drain plug to connect garden hose to for easy drainage. 2,282L Capacity at 90% full.



They also have a 10 foot model. The Pool is like $200 I can add pumps filter led and cool floaty bluetooth speakers etc for another $200 + Salt ~ $300


Am i missing anything? Looks identical to the style of the ZenFloat minus the top ofcouse..


 

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Hi Shane,


I'm glad your mom found something that works :)


Here are my thoughts... To build a tank, you will spend $1k+ on materials and there is no guarantee that the float environment will be good. My plumbing alone costs about $1,200, although I would consider it high end.


To build a "pool" without it being enclosed may have some issues. You will have to prepare the room for an open, warm, body of water and the treatment for the room may cost more than simply building an enclosed tank.


At $2k, the zen tent may be your best option, and if only a "wee" bit pricey, I'd say go for it or try to find a used tank (but shipping may increase the costs). 


Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I encourage you to prove me wrong :)


BTW, yes most plumbing and liners are pvc.

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