like swimming in your backyard but hate the green hair syndrome?
The natural swimming pool is a hot new trend in backyard recreation.
It takes the popularity of water gardens to new heights with
chemical-free swimming. That's right, the natural balance of
a lake and the convenience of a backyard pool. No maintenance,
no testing, no chemicals and less electricity use are the benefits
of this environmentally friendly backyard-swimming oasis.
swimming pools are fairly common in Europe but just starting
to take off in the United States as people are becoming more
interested in a lifestyle of simplicity and natural beauty. These
pools are fairly complicated to build and run 10-20% more than
a traditional in ground custom pool. You can keep the size down
and the landscaping around the pool at a minimum to cut down
some of the cost. The goal is to achieve a balanced eco-system
just like in a lake where rocks filter particulates, plants beat
out algae and a natural bacteria additive keeps the water clear
and safe. You can even add fish (in fact, it's recommended!)
to complete the cycle.
Swimming Pool Tips
a professional to get a good pool design with "bog filters",
lots of plants and some streams to aerate the water
Find a contractor who has not only water garden experience but specific
natural swimming pool experience
Don't swim in smelly or cloudy water - hire an expert to help get your
pool back in natural balance
Check with local authorities for code requirements
Information and Resources
contractor installing ponds
Landscape Supplies / 651-423-5048
ask for Kevin Berry - Water Gardening Sales Manager
it yourself natural swimming pools
about safer chlorinated swimming