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The Wonders Of Natural Swimming Pools

Natural pools are chemical free water bodies whose water are contained in a constructed membrane. They are low maintenance alternatives to chlorine pools since the water is cleaned using a biological filter. The common misconception is that natural pools are muddy water bodies that occur naturally. The term natural is brought about by the fact that the cleaning process uses biological filtration as opposed to chemical cleaning with chlorine. The plants in natural pools assist in the cleaning process. Natural pools can be constructed using simple DIY processes, although some people prefer having it done professionally.

Natural Swimming Pools

Site Of Natural Swimming Pools

A natural pool requires a large area for construction since part of it, contains the plants that filter the water. Natural pools have no limitations in terms of depth, hence one can make their pool as shallow or deep as they want to. The sides of the pool should be sloped to ensure soil does not cave in to the water.

Lining material

The lining material of a pool determines how well it holds water. Good soils work well with bentonite clay for lining. Poor soils such as sand need both bentonite and a plastic liner that will hold the clay in place. A layer of gravel is then added into the pool.


The pool and the filtration zones are physically separated by a barrier. The barrier is meant to prevent plants from moving in the swimming zone. The barrier is constructed low enough to still allow water to pass between the two zones. The barrier can be created using lumber or stone. The filtration zone should be deep enough to allow taller plants to fit perfectly. As such, the outer area of this zone should be about 2-3 inches deep. The area closest to the swimming area should be a maximum of 18 inches in order to sufficiently hold floating plants.


Natural pools need to be properly aerated to ensure the plants are supplied with enough oxygen and that the water gets properly filtrated. For these two aspects to be made possible, a pump and aeration system is installed underwater. These items require very little energy for operation, hence the costs are very low. Effective filtration of water keeps it clear for long periods of time.

Extra features

Adding pebbles and cobblestones around a home swimming pool will give it an organic feeling. Owners should add docks for accessing the pool. A waterfall will fit perfectly in a natural pool setting and it enhances maximum circulation of water for filtration. A skimmer should be added to ensure large debris and leaves don’t penetrate the pool. Organic items such as leaves act as the food to algae hence any occurrence of this means that algae will increase and overwhelm the filtration zone. Algae are not dangerous to health, but they deteriorate the appearance of the pool and slow down filtration.

Natural swimming pools have several benefits to users in comparison to chlorine pools. The lack of chlorine eliminates chemical damages to skin and hair. Biological filtration maintains the natural balance of the environment. Filtration ensures that pool water is used for long without the need for changing. In general, the maintenance of a natural home swimming pool is extremely cheaper than that of a chlorine pool.

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