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Garden Pool Certification Course- Learn how to design, build, and run a GP!

  • May 4, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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There are many folks who would like to design and build Garden Pools for themselves or others. We are proud to announce the official Garden Pool Design Certification Course that will be taught by the inventor of the Garden Pool system, Dennis McClung.

This course will teach you everything you need to know to successfully design, build, and operate a Garden Pool.

Join us at the original Garden Pool so you can gain your GP Certification and be listed on our website as a Certified Garden Pool Designer.

The course will be held at the Garden Pool in Mesa, Arizona on Saturday, May 4th from 10 AM - 2 PM. We will provide directions after we receive your donation. This course will include lunch!

This will be held both in our meeting room and outside in the Garden Pool. Be prepared for a hands-on class.

Here is the GP Design Certification Course curriculum:

  1. Introduction
    1. A solution for our times
    2. Why we built the Garden Pool
  2. Coming Up With A Great Plan
    1. Site Assessment
    2. Design a Solution
  3. Building A Garden Pool
    1. Framing & Structural Support
    2. Climate Control
    3. Plumbing
    4. Chicken Coop
    5. Pond
  4. Harvest, Recycle, & Store Water
    1. Rain Catchment
    2. Gray Water
  5. Create, Use, & Store Electricity
    1. Solar
    2. Wind & Water
    3. Timers
  6. Bring Your Creation To Life
    1. Pond Plants
    2. Beneficial Plants
    3. Animals
    4. Algae and Bacteria
  7. Grow Plants
    1. Aquaponics
    2. Fruit Trees
  8. Raise Animals
    1. Chickens
    2. Goats
    3. Fish
  9. Maintenance
    1. What to do Daily
    2. What to do Monthly
    3. What to do Seasonally
  10. Resources
    1. Garden Pool
    2. Local

There is a requirement of having helped Build an approved GP system. You do not have to be here in person.

An official GP Design Certificate will be mailed to your home after completing the course and GP build and you will be listed on our website as a Certified Garden Pool Designer.

To donate for the couples discount, go here:

Contact us with any questions or give us a call.


-The Garden Pool Team


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello there. Looking forward to learning how I can help myself and others turn an old empty pool into primary food production.

    May 29, 2013

  • Dennis M.

    We have a great group! Here is the SketchUp design class for those interested:

    May 6, 2013

  • Ray B.

    would like to do this class most definitely at a later date due to school and work but am very intrested in it very.

    1 · April 28, 2013

  • chrisgsdl

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