Saturday, 14 December, 2019
The DIYer's Combo Deal - Save $9.90
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1 - Magnetic WristBuddy:

The magnetic WristBuddy keeps everything within easy reach whether you’re under the hood, squeezing into a bathroom cabinet, up a ladder or just nailing a few 4×2’s together! Designed to hold lots of screws, nails, nuts and washers, the magnets are amply strong enough to also hold drill bits, hex keys, bolts, screwdrivers and even spanners. Made from extremely durable 1680D Oxford cloth, your WristBuddy will be with you for years to come.

2 - Magnetic, Extendable, Flexible Flashlight

  The perfect tool for finding that lost screw that rolled under your workbench or the pins that dropped onto the carpet! This bright, COB LED flashlight extends to a full 60cm (2ft), has a flexible neck and a strong magnet in the lens surround. It's also a wonderful aid for anyone with bad knees.

3 - Three Function COB LED Headlamp

How often have you wished for better lighting while doing a job? All you needed was a third hand with a flashlight, right? This tough, fully adjustable headlamp uses the latest Chip On Board LED technology for maximum performance. Set it for bright, normal or strobe function with a click of the switch. Weighing just 65 grams (2.25 oz), including the three AAA batteries, our headlamp can be worn hour after hour. And because it's both shock and water resistant, it's great for camping and fishing as well as in the home and workshop.

Special offer:

Bought separately, these three items are currently selling for a combined total of $27.40. For this week only, we have packaged all three for just $17.50 including free delivery. Please note that there is a limit of three combo packs per customer. [add_to_cart id="3388"]   [post_title] => The DIYer's Combo Deal [post_excerpt] => Three essential tools for every handyman or woman. Includes our magnetic WristBuddy, an extendable, flexible magnetic flashlight and our high-powered COB headlamp! The perfect gift for any DIYer! Maximum of three combo packs per customer. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-diyers-combo-deal [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://deals.thediy.market/?post_type=product&p=3388 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => product [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 11 [filter] => raw )
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Welcome to the world of natural swimming ponds!
So much nicer than the traditional pool - a living swimming pond by Biotop

Welcome to the world of natural swimming ponds!

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If you ask Wikipedia, “A natural swimming pool or natural swimming pond (NSP) is a system consisting of a constructed body of water, where the water is contained by an isolating membrane or membranes, in which no chemicals or devices that disinfect or sterilize water are used, and all clarifying and purifying of the water is achieved through biological filters and plants rooted hydroponically in the system.”

So much nicer than the traditional pool - a living swimming pond by Biotop
So much nicer than the traditional pool – a living swimming pond by Biotop

Clear as mud?  In more simple terms, it is a chemical free swimming area, that uses (generally) a reed bed system to filter and clean the swimming water.

Natural Swimming Pools

You can build one from scratch using a pond liner, a fibreglass pool, a hole lined with concrete blocks, railway sleepers or just about anything else you can think of.  You can retrofit an existing conventional pool and if you have really clay soil, simply dig a hole.

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They are low maintenance, actual work (we promise) and can be a natural feature in almost any backyard.

No, they are not mosquito havens* and yes, there’s a big chance you’ll get a few frogs moving in – along with lots of gorgeous birds who will help keep the area pest free. In nature, there’s a simple equation – water equals life.  Your natural swimming pond is a paradise for you and a lot of the native fauna you may have even thought no longer existed in your area.

* Mosquitoes and NSP’s
Mosquitoes do not breed in moving water.  That’s why traditional swimming pools are not full of mosquito larvae.  It has nothing to do with the chlorine (or salt).

The water in a properly designed and constructed natural swimming pond is also constantly moving.  A small, low voltage, low flow pump ensures the water is constantly moving as it is filtered through the gravel and reed bed.  Mosquitoes need still, preferably stagnant water to breed – the exact opposite to a NSP environment.

How effective is the filtration?
The most common concern amongst those considering building a NSP is whether they are going to be swimming in contaminated water. If you have a few minutes to follow the below link, you will see how 100% natural filtration, is able to take all of the waste from a university campus and return it to the environment as crystal clear water. In fact, it’s a closed loop where the water ends up being returned to the taps and toilets from which it started. Nature has been doing this for billions of years. There is nothing new in the natural swimming pond concept 🙂

http://www.eomega.org/omega-in-action/key-initiatives/omega-center-for-sustainable-living/eco-machine%E2%84%A2

You can also find some excellent reference books on natural swimming ponds here.

Have you every considered building a natural swimming pond?  Did you even know they exist?

If you find the idea of building your own natural swimming pond appealing, why not follow Rebecca’s adventure as she did exactly that…

 

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