Pool’s out for summer! Say no to energy-guzzling, chlorine-drenched swimming pools and yes to natural swimming pools that you can make yourself. I don’t mean icky, slimy ponds that smell like sweaty feet; meet the new generation of stunning natural pond pools.
Picture by Living Pools
Natural pools are a wonderful way to add an aquatic attraction to your garden without the huge environmental impact that a traditional swimming pool creates. Say goodbye to all that harmful chemical water and wasted energy for cleaning, heating and filtering your pool and say hello to a clean, natural pool.
Natural pools consist of a swimming area and a regeneration area. The regeneration area consists of filtration in the form of sand and stones and water plants. These plants absorb impurities from the water and clean it the natural way. Plants also prevent the formation of algae.
You will also be creating a natural oasis for local wildlife such as dragonflies which will keep mosquitoes in check. You still need a pump, but you can use a solar-powered one for complete off-grid pools.
No need to cover your pool in the winter; just convert it into a natural ice rink!
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The second one looks like I could build in one of my backyards. Very interesting, especially the part where I will be using wood to build something modern-looking, thank you for this great post!