Turning an Empty Backyard Pool into an Urban Greenhouse

Got an old backyard swimming pool that's sitting empty? Turn it into a self-sustaining garden! That's what this Arizonan family did:

When we purchased our first home in Mesa, AZ on October of 2009, it came with a large, empty, and run-down pool. Rather than spending thousands of dollars in fixing the pool or having it filled with fill dirt we decided to design an inexpensive & self-sufficient urban greenhouse. Initially, we had anticipated self-sufficiency by 2012 but we achieved our goal by mid-2010. Our family gets about 8 fresh eggs a day, unlimited tilapia fish, organic fruit, veggies, and herbs 365 days a year.

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Caught my attention. I just bought a home in MO with a fairly large pool, have no intention of using it, although it has a heater, cover, etc. Had planned on breaking the bottom and filling with dirt to make a garden, but this sounds much better. Anyway to find out more information on how to go about it. I had a greenhouse in my former house for 25 years, so know it can work, but hate to make a lot of mistakes getting started.

Names or articles would be appreciated.

Thanks.
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@josh-These folks will be fine as long as they fill that deep end with that 4-ft of H2O during an unseasonably rainy season. The water table in Mesa Arizona will probably pose little threat of poppage.
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All I can say is bad idea. The pool will eventually pop out of the ground depending on the water table. It is always best to keep at least 4ft of water in a in ground pool.
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