Building a tank in my basement and would like your thoughts on the design and help with some component questions.
The tank will have an upper and lower section and be made of 2” foam board sandwiched between ½” outside and ¼” inside exterior grade plywood. Pressure treated plywood in contact with the cement floor. Interior of the base section will be 18” high. I’ll get a custom made liner going up the 18” side and over the 2 ¾’ wall. I’ll use a waterbed heater under the liner. It seems like people get stressed when the heater needs replacing so I am putting an access door on the side of the tank corresponding with the heater location. It will be high enough to get my hands in to remove the old and install a new heater without draining the tank. The power cord, thermostat and wiring for transducers will come through this access.
I could use your thoughts on this. 4’ x 8’ is all the room I have for the tank, so will this work?
The upper section will be a Samadhi style with a 30% slope. At the low end of the top I will build a deck to mount the ½ hp. pool pump with salt water seal and 25 sq. ft. cartridge filter. Both will sit on a tray that will drain any leaks back into the tank. I won’t put any insulation under the pump area which will keep the water in the pump warm to keep the salt in solution. I’ll build an insulated removable cover for this area. I’m thinking of letting the ventilation port out through the pump area unless the humidity may damage the pump.
Now a couple questions for the pros.
If I use ozone do I need H2O2? The tank will just be for family.
Those of you who know have convinced me that yes I need a PID controller. Do you know a supplier I can contact to get the right controller for my situation?
Thinking about adding a wake up light on a timer too.
OK that’s the plan. The wood is in the garage and I’m about ready to start. Any input is appreciated.