We've covered gorgeous backyard eco-pools before, even those that have made the very green transformation from chlorine to salt. But this is a whole different kind of backyard pool conversion: this empty, worn-out swimming pool has become a self-sustaining farm for a family in Arizona.
In a fascinating transformation, this family turned the pit in their backyard into a complete farm, offering them unlimited tilapia, fresh vegetables, and even chicken eggs. They spent $1,500 on supplies to create their backyard ecosystem, including a greenhouse and solar panels.
The pool is masterfully split up into levels, using the deep end for tilapia farming and the shallow end to grow fruits and veggies in five-gallon buckets and even repurposed rain gutters (perfect for lettuces, as it turns out!). A marsh system for water filtration is currently underway.
Read much more about the Garden Pool project (and watch videos) at their site.