Instead of a regular old swimming pool, how’d you like to have a large natural pool that looks like a pond, complete with plant and animal life? You get to enjoy that lovely bond with nature as if you were out in a jungle somewhere, when you’re actually in your very own back yard (and you don’t have to worry about what dangers lurk beneath). I’ve seen a lot of posts and shows lately about people getting companies to transform pools into gorgeous ponds like these, but here you can learn how to make this natural transformation yourself… and save a lot of money doing so.
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.