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Family Turns Barren Backyard to a Phenomenal DIY Natural Pool!

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Several years ago, Reddit user VonBubenberg uploaded a series of photos of a backyard DIY project he and his dad had worked on. At first, people thought he was just too cheap to invest in a swimming pool. But boy were they wrong!

It turns out, Vonbubenberg and his dad are architectural geniuses who created what could be the most awesome DIY natural pool in all of Switzerland. Here are their photos.

First, they drew up the shape of the actual pool, plus the area for plants and gravel.

First, they drew up the shape of the actual pool, plus the area for plants and gravel.

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And then they start digging.

And then they start digging.

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And installing a water filtration system, since they’re using freshwater. That’s the black tube running from the pool to the garage.

And installing a water filtration system, since they’re using freshwater. That’s the black tube running from the pool to the garage.

Source: VonBubenberg
Here’s what the filtration system looks like from inside the garage. This system keeps the water from being stagnant.

Here’s what the filtration system looks like from inside the garage. This system keeps the water from being stagnant.

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Then they added some felt to keep the liner from getting damaged by the natural landscape.

Then they added some felt to keep the liner from getting damaged by the natural landscape.

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And then they placed the liner on top.

And then they placed the liner on top.

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And topped it off with some heavy rocks in the exterior of the pool and to hold down the lining. It took five men eight hours to place all those rocks there!

And topped it off with some heavy rocks in the exterior of the pool and to hold down the lining. It took five men eight hours to place all those rocks there!

Source: VonBubenberg
They also placed some thinner stone blocks at the bottom of the pool.

They also placed some thinner stone blocks at the bottom of the pool.

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Now, time for some water!

Now, time for some water!

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Not just in the pool, but also in the area surrounding the pool. But don’t worry about floods; the can open the drain to flow into a manhole.

Not just in the pool, but also in the area surrounding the pool. But don’t worry about floods; the can open the drain to flow into a manhole.

Source: VonBubenberg
Of course, they also added some lights for the night swimmers.

Of course, they also added some lights for the night swimmers.

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Winter had already rolled in, and they weren’t finished yet. At least their cat’s having some fun.

Winter had already rolled in, and they weren’t finished yet. At least their cat’s having some fun.

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Finally, when spring came in, they added a deck.

Finally, when spring came in, they added a deck.

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And this is what the natural pool looks like now.

And this is what the natural pool looks like now.

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There’s no doubt that the VonBubenbergs’ home has increased in property value with the addition of this gorgeous natural pool!

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Clever Woman Has A Unique Way Of Watering Plants

You can go on vacation and your plants will still be lush and healthy.

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Don’t you just hate it when you have a couple of beautiful potted plants in your home (cacti not included, of course), but because you have to be away for a while the plant ends up dying? Or maybe you’re just the type who sometimes forgets to water their plants because you’re way too busy with the other things going on in your life. There’s nothing quite as devastating as finding your precious plants wilted and dead because of dehydration!

Well, the AZ Plant Lady has come up with a simple yet phenomenal way to water plants using something a lot of you may have hanging around – wine bottles!

Simply water your potted plants as usual. And then grab a wine bottle and fill it to the brim with water. Cover the top with your thumb to keep the water from dripping out, and then quickly turn the bottle upside down and “plant” it into the soil. Make sure it’s at least 2 inches deep to keep it from falling over.

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This Trick Should Help You Save Time In Tying Your Tie

That was quick! Definitely saves you time.

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Tying a tie can be a challenge especially when you’ve just started adulting or you need to go to a formal event. If you don’t know the tricks to putting on a tie properly, you would spend a lot of time dwelling on it.

However, there’s this simple trick that would help tie your tie in just five seconds. You won’t even need help from someone else and you don’t need special tools to help you tie it.

Hacks World shares this awesome video showing how you can cleverly put on a tie in a super quick way. It starts by looping the tie around your left hand completely three times. Pinch the fabric altogether and secure it using your right hand. The next thing is you pull the innermost loop out while pushing the rest through it.

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Every Woman Should Learn This Effective Self-Defense Choke Hold

Take note, ladies!

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It is an unfortunate fact that a huge number of women are becoming victims of violent crime. According to the statistics shared by the Feminist.com website, “over 22 million women in the United States have been raped in their lifetime” and about “18.3% of women in the United States have survived a completed or attempted rape.” The site further mentioned that “every 90 seconds, somewhere in America, someone is sexually assaulted.”

What makes the situation even sadder is the fact that these numbers are merely for the United States. Just imagine how those figures could blow up if we consider what’s happening elsewhere in the world!

With this in mind, it is extremely obvious that learning self-defense should be a priority for females.

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