I am preparing an article for Landscape Middle East about Natural Swimming Pools today (I am almost done — but as an epic procrastinator, instead of just finishing, here I am posting before and after shots of pools).
(does anything look natural and beautiful about this to you?)
Anyway, I am a Natural Swimming Pool/Pond convert. Actually probably not so much a convert as merely a new champion, because I was never a fan of traditional pools in the first place. I am not drawn to swimming in them. I think it is a slightly subconscious revolt against swimming in a chemical bath (makes me think of old batman and robin shows); I truly hate what it does to my skin and hair and I don’t find it all that refreshing.
Which, besides being better for your health and the environment is exactly why Natural Swimming Pools are gaining in popularity. Natural Swimming pools replace chemicals and chlorine with plants and natural filtering systems so that you can enjoy fresh softer water, not spend so much time and money on sterilizing things, and generally feel much better about making an environmentally sound choice for this garden feature.
images from woodhouse.