Video by David’s Natural Swimming Pools.
Apart from the breathtaking visual impact and the serene sense of nature, this type of pool has a lot of other benefits:
- A pool in 2 parts: the deeper swimming zone, and the shallower surrounding plant zone
- No chlorine or other chemicals in the water – the plants and animals filter and oxygenate the water naturally, thus keeping it clean and clear
- A solar-powered circulation system (this should also keep the mosquitoes at bay)
- An animal-friendly pool filter built from scrap materials
The brainchild behind this project, David Butler, has a DVD for sale on Amazon: Natural Swimming Pools: A Guide to Designing & Building Your Own. This guide will take you through the steps so that you, too, can enjoy such a marvelous natural swimming experience.
If you like the idea but need it on a much, much smaller scale, then go for this stunning pond garden feature that’s actually made from old tires.