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SWIMMING POOL , SMALL POND and SWIMMING COMPLEXES

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Sagewise

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Hello and Howdy from Texas STN team and backers.

How about adding functioning SWIMMING POOLS, SMALL PONDS in Game?
They can be anything from small man made pools, ponds or even Olympic size swimming pools? These could serve many functions in game. This is my list of some benefits and features for the use of Swimming pools / ponds.

1. Food Source. Stocked with fish or other aquatic food sources such as turtles, frogs even algae, etc.

2. Water source. You need to keep hydrated. This could also be used or tied into a hygiene and health system in game. You know the saying an apple a day keeps the Doctor away? With out a shower or wash off how long do you think you will last before your running away from yourself? Smelling rank could be the death of you if the zombies smell you.

3. If plumbed into your house there is nothing like having running water in your living space compliments of your handy work running a line to a pool or pond.

4. Hot water from the sun. Copper tube placed in a circular coil painted black and placed in a box with a glass, plastic or lens cover and attached in line will give you enough hot water to keep the chill off at night compliments of your handy work and a swimming pool or pond. So you can set it up with a valve and re direct the hot water in house or heat your pool.

Swimming pools/ponds can also be used to hunt other game as both animals and humans will need water to Survive The Nights. This water source could be used as well for upgrades in the future. Who knows we may be able to collect enough parts to make our own biofuel digester and harvest algae for a food source or bio fuel.
Thanks for reading my post and to the STN team and backers for helping make this game something we all look forward to enjoying for years to come. Replies welcome. Can you think of other benefits or uses for or with Swimming pools / ponds.

Best,
Sagewise
 
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ewall

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Interesting ideas, Sagewise. Though it seems water treatment chemicals (either chlorine etc. that were in the pool before you repurposed it, or the ones you need to treat it to make it drinkable or support turtles/frogs/fish/algae) would need to be added too.

Speaking from experience, in a sunny place the whole copper-pipe-painted-black-in-the-sun really does a good job of making enough hot water for showers.
 

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A small home pool every now and then would be nice and I would like one or two community centers with large pools like suggested above.

The Chlorine used to disinfect the pool would be valuable to, you could use it in small amounts to disinfect water for drinking as well as defensive purposes. Besides it's uses as an disinfectant high strength commerical chlorine can be used to create chlorine gas which is pretty dangerious. There are other defensive uses as well besides it's use as a gas.

I also just posted a trap using a large container to hold the liqued chlorine, it turns into a gas at room tempeture and is heavier then oxygen so it should stay in the container until broken.
http://community.survivethenights.net/threads/chlorine-snap-trap.2969/
 
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