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This is very interesting. Here in rural Vermont, lots of homeowners install ponds in their yard, as a natural alternative to pools. It is pretty common here. The style is generally completely natural, and not much landscaping is done to make it look more pool-like and less pond-like, in keeping with our Vermont vernacular. I guess, regionally speaking, these ponds are very suitable to our climate and geology. We have hard freezes in winter, lots of rain, lots of natural spring water, and clayey soil. Besides our many naturally occurring ponds, lakes and river swimming holes, residential ponds provide refreshing opportunities for a quick dip on the rare muggy warm day.
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Keep in mind that the primary reason for using chlorine is to kill germs that can make swimmers sick. Clean and clear looking water is good, but it doesn’t guarantee that the water is healthy for swimming. Thank you for noting that chloramines, and not chlorine, cause irritation. It’s important distinction that many people don’t understand. Swimmers can help control chloramines by showering before swimming and other practices to keep contaminants out of the pool. Also, chlorine doesn’t turn hair green. Copper, sometimes used to control algae, is usually the culprit.
I hope this is helpful to understanding chlorine pools better. Feel free to contact me directly if you’d like to discuss this in more detail.
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I haven’t designed or have had the chance to swim in a ‘natural man built swimming pool’, but the trend here , before the major economic melt down, was salt water pools.
They require just about the same amount of labor to build, but the maintenance is slightly different.
In regard to costs, it adds a minor amount to the overall pool cost. In my neck of the woods it is extremely expensive to build a pool.
A simple 16 x 36 ft. rectangle pool cost about 70 grand.
Natural swimming pools are a feast for the eyes. Its beauty cannot be compared.Swimming in such environment is very exciting.
I found these fascinating images for natural swimming ponds that show a greater diversity than other offerings. There is really a lot of creativity out there.
I also agree with Jeff Sloan. This seems to be a blooming industry and I worry about safety aspects from so many new people jumping in without any real background in aquatic biology.
Chlorine is toxic http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chlorine and it’s name means ‘light green’.
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I am researching a standard pool to natural pool conversion at my house in southeastern Massachusetts and I’m struggling to find experienced vendors/contractors for this project. If you have any contact information for companies in this area I would really appreciate it…
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