Mosquito Fish Are Here!
Today I received an order of gambusia fish, which are commonly known as mosquito fish. I am trying to alleviate the mosquito problem caused by an old abandoned swimming pool. The pool has been drained several times but keeps filling back up. I don't want to drain it again for fear of a cave-in, which old pools are sometimes prone to do when emptied. Gambusia fish are very hardy and gobble up mosquito larvae, so they are a good, natural choice for mosquito control.
My thoughts are to eventually convert the swimming pool into a beautiful pond or possibly add a hydroponic greenhouse. A greenhouse would be excellent for year round organic vegetable & fruit growing, and a pond would be a great haven for wildlife. The Humane Society has an article all about pool-to-pond conversion. For a video about a family who constructed a closed-loop food-producing greenhouse from an old swimming pool, go here .
It would take quite a bit of effort to convert it, but it would be so worth it..
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