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Given the brittle nature of stucco and the weight of the water that it will support, aren't you concerned about cracks and leaks developing? Especially when the underlying plastic does not have sealed seams.
 

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I'm using chicken wire for strength.
Yes, but you stated that it is only 1" thick. You will have an enormous weight of water. The least bit of settling of the supporting soil will certainly set the stage for cracking. In a swimming pool, the typical wall thickness is 8" and the floor is 6" all reinforced with rebar. You will have no where near this level of structural integrity.
 
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Settling won't happen much, Arizona's ground is pretty hard plus I gave it 6 months to settle. Sanded stucco is first coat. Non sanded morter is finish coat, so maybe two inches will be the norm.
Time will tell, were gonna fill it and see how fast the water drops.
It will be well fed on a daily basis.
 

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