Natural Swimming Pools
By John Brennan, 17/11/2018
Anyone into ‘wild’ swimming? Well how about having your very own freshwater swimming pool?
Natural, chlorine-free pools in gardens are becoming more and more popular….
There’s something about swimming in natural water that leaves you feeling relaxed, revived and in tune with nature.
A swimming pond will act as a fresh water habitat and work with plants and animals to provide hygienic water for swimming.
A circulation system driven by a standard aquarium air pump moves the water through plant beds, sand and gravel, down to drainage pipes, and the water is filtered by the micro-organisms living there.
As well as a beautiful place for you to swim it also creates a valuable habitat for wildlife and requires minimal maintenance.
You can decide for yourself how the pool or pond will look, it could be formal or more natural.
Take a look at some of these pictures as examples of freshwater pools people have built in their gardens for swimming ...