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Natural Swimming pools

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Natural Swimming pools

All of you who own a swimming pool know how much of a hustle it is to keep it perfectly clean. The wind quickly becomes a tricky enemy that repeatedly blows leaves, branches and small plants unto the surface of your perfectly clean swimming pool. How would you feel about having your own natural pool, a swimming pool with no chlorine, crystal clean water. Natural swimming pools are the latest eco-friendly green trend. These swimming ponds have already taken Europe by storm while they are the hottest new entry on the US market. The water is clean and chemical free,  a great way to reconnect with nature even while you are in the city.

According to experts, these innovative backyard swimming pools are designed to have perfectly clean water that would pass every governmental standard for potable water. While the popularity of these green swimming pools has increase in the past couple of years, the concept is anything but new. The first biological swimming pool was developed in Austria and was almost immediately adopted by hotel owners.

These swimming pools combined a sector for swimming to a watery garden plant. “These swimming pool, ecologically balanced, combine the normal properties of cleaning by the plants with filtration” (Source: The result of such dynamic is clean water that is not sterilized and “polluted” with chlorine or other chemical products. If you have any doubts about what kind of plants to choose, keep in mind that big bloomers are the plants that filter the worst. Even if water lilies are beautiful and can add a glimpse of elegance they are not good for filtering since they often need extra products such as fertilizers that would defeat the whole purpose of have a self-filtered plant pool. Ruses, cattails and other similar fast growing plants will do the trick. In addition, remember to plant them in gravel and not in soil that would only add undesired nutrients to the delicate system.

The designs of these swimming pools are as variable as your imagination and the bottom of the pool is usually covered with rubber to prevent any potential leaks. When it comes to the costs of construction the price to pay is similar to a classic cement basin. According to experts, this water is much more healthy than the purified water in normal swimming pools since “chlorine hazards have been placed on the Environmental Protection Agency (U.S.) watch list. Chlorine poisoning, chlorine allergy, chlorine irritations and other chlorine dangers are questioning chlorine safety” (Source:

Considering that no chemicals are used, it some cases small creatures like frogs, snails or salamanders decide to make their homes in these natural swimming pools. Some owners are not bothered at all by the ideas, considering that it renders the pool even more like a natural pond while others should take this possibility into consideration before building one of these pools. If you live in a country with cold winters, your pool is most likely to freeze. Excessive freezing might be a problem due to an accumulation of carbon dioxide that can unbalance the equilibrium of the system. One should also take into consideration that considerable amounts of snow might damage the plants and therefore threaten the equilibrium of the eco system.

While natural pools are already popular in Europe, these innovative ponds were introduced in the United States only a couple of years ago. Some people still prefer traditional swimming pool, meanwhile nature lovers are able to appreciate these natural swimming pools to their full potential. The water is just as clean, while in exchange it is also free of chlorine or other harmful chemical products.



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