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    So basically I can water an entire rugby field using water buckets.

    In fact I can water anything so long as it's in buckets

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_Smith View Post
    The City of Cape Town needs to practice what it preaches. Driving back past Century City yesterday in 33 degree weather and the sprinklers were going. Surely reprogramming the timers (I'm guessing the irrigation is on a timer system of sorts) to switch on at night once the temperature has gone down would be a better use of water? And yes, it's probably borehole water they use but that's not an infinite source of water either.
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    What does "No portable play pools are permitted to be used" mean? Does it mean I am not allowed to use my Intex above ground pool?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drakeSW View Post
    What does "No portable play pools are permitted to be used" mean? Does it mean I am not allowed to use my Intex above ground pool?
    freaking good question. Both my brothers have these pools
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    Quote Originally Posted by drakeSW View Post
    What does "No portable play pools are permitted to be used" mean? Does it mean I am not allowed to use my Intex above ground pool?
    Yes.

    Probably find the only reason built in pools aren't excluded is because of the damage that could be caused if they empty.

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    What about businesses and industry using 100's of kL???? Are they paying R200+ per kL? No. Punish the residents. Same with loadshedding and electricity prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purply View Post
    So basically I can water an entire rugby field using water buckets.

    In fact I can water anything so long as it's in buckets
    May I fill my bucket with a hosepipe or only from a tap?
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    Quote Originally Posted by princes_arabella View Post
    Century City is managed by the association, not the City http://centurycity.co.za/ccpoa.
    Thanks. Have mailed them.
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    Is it a typo? R200 per kilo litre seems just stupid.

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    I'm also going to look into getting a locking mechanism for my outside tap. The last thing I need is someone hopping the wall and helping themselves.
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    Must get me one of these perhaps:
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    (The bucket, not the girl mind you )
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    Quote Originally Posted by ambroseg1 View Post
    Is it a typo? R200 per kilo litre seems just stupid.
    Joburg is at 41.95 above 40KL. 200 seems insane !

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeRpEnT View Post
    Must get me one of these perhaps:
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    (The bucket, not the girl mind you )
    I've been looking for one but they're far too expensive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_Smith View Post
    That they are. I have a plunge pool (about 3m x 3m) and a quote I got was close to R3k Will probably just bite the bullet and do it.
    Im eyeing one of those covers that can handle weight. But they are even more expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_Smith View Post
    That they are. I have a plunge pool (about 3m x 3m) and a quote I got was close to R3k Will probably just bite the bullet and do it.
    Go to Plastics for Africa, or any of the other major plastic outlets, look around for "Bubble Sheeting" its similar to Bubble wrap, but much thicker.
    They normally sell it by the running meter, about 1.5m wide. Then simply join together with some decent waterproof duck tape.

    It looks identical to this:

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    Its essentially exactly the same thing pool covers are made of.
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