What is a Natural Swimming Pool?

A natural swimming pool, also known as a natural pool or a swimming pond, is an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional swimming pools. It combines a traditional swimming area with a self-regulating ecosystem, creating a chemical-free and naturally filtered water environment.

They come in various shapes and sizes. However, they usually fall into two types of pools; formal and informal. Formal Natural Swimming Pools bare the closest resemblance to conventional swimming pools, whilst informal pools are “free form”, with a rustic shape similar to that of a natural pond.

How do Natural Swimming Pools work?

There is a combination of methods that you can use to achieve and maintain crystal clear, healthy water. The most common method is the to ustilise a two-zone system to maintain water quality. The first zone is the swimming area, which is designed for recreational use. The second zone is the regeneration zone, which contains aquatic plants and beneficial microorganisms that help purify the water.

The water in a natural swimming pool circulates between the two zones. The aquatic plants, such as water lilies and reeds, absorb nutrients and compete with algae for resources, effectively reducing algae growth. Beneficial microorganisms present in the regeneration zone break down organic matter and help to filter the water.

By mimicking the natural processes of a pond or lake, natural swimming pools provide clear and clean water without the need for chemical disinfectants such as chlorine. They rely on biological filtration and balanced ecological interactions to maintain water quality.

We use cutting edge filtration technology to assist with those processes that helps remove debris, nutrients and pathogens, both to stop algae and prevent the water from turning green. Depending on the type of pool a client desires we can tailor the mechanical and biological filtration to fit.

Benefits Over A Conventional Pool

1. Chemical-Free: Unlike conventional swimming pools that rely on chlorine or other chemicals, natural swimming pools use natural processes for water purification. This eliminates the need for harmful chemicals, reducing the risk of skin and eye irritation.

2. Eco-Friendly: Natural swimming pools create a balanced ecosystem that supports biodiversity. The plants and microorganisms in the regeneration zone provide habitat for various organisms, contributing to the local ecosystem.

3. Lower Maintenance: Natural swimming pools require less maintenance compared to conventional pools. Once established, the self-regulating ecosystem helps to maintain water quality, reducing the need for frequent water testing and chemical adjustments.

4. Aesthetically Pleasing: Natural swimming pools offer a more natural and organic look, blending seamlessly with the surrounding landscape. They can be designed to resemble a tranquil pond or a natural water feature, enhancing the overall aesthetics of the outdoor space.

5. Health Benefits: Swimming in a natural pool can provide additional health benefits. The absence of harsh chemicals in the water reduces skin and eye irritation, making it a more pleasant experience for swimmers.

Consider choosing a natural swimming pool for a sustainable, chemical-free, and visually appealing swimming experience!