Welcome to my instructable on diy homade outdoor tub / pool / hottub , water filter construction.As always, I am always looking for ways to save money. My goal is to live like a king,on a poor man's budget.A while back i constructed an diy outdoor water tub,in order to allow myself and my family to relax in our areas 100plus degree weather,(more on that here, http://www.instructables.com/id/Beat-the-summer-heat/
), we have enjoyed it very much and it has survived the extremes of seasons quite well so far.However, a few days ago as we went out to enjoy another afternoon soaking in the homemade outdoor tub,I became aware that the water was a bit slow on circulation. Further investigation revealed the problem, the filter was once again starting to clog,there is only so many times a filter can be cleaned and re-used.As i removed the filter in readiness to toss onto the discard pile,I noticed how large the discard pile had become.I had no choice, my attention deficit disorder left me feeling compelled to count. I had over fifty filters all used over and over again(I live in the deep woods and have to clean them for reuse quite often). Here is my problem,I want to live on a poor man's budget and these things cost five dollars apiece,and come in a package of two for the outragous price of ten dollars.
Well my grandfather always said neccessity is the mother of all inventions, so i decided right then and there i was never going to buy another one,because I was going to make my own re-fillable homemade outdoor tub / pool / water filter.
I have place several videos at the end that show this homemade water filter in action and will show an improved model within a few days.