Homebuilding & Renovating

Natural swimming pools

Ask people for a list of things they’d love in their garden and a swimming pool is always on there. A relaxing dip in your own pool, in your own garden is an idea that appeals to many. One concept that is becoming more popular in the UK, following on from long-standing trends in mainland Europe, is the idea of a natural swimming pool. Chemicals are not used to clean the water; instead natural swimming pools are filtered using aquatic plants, which clean the water naturally.

What are the options?

Natural swimming pools – which can be as small as 15m – come in two main forms: the traditional natural pool (or pond), and the living pool, which visually looks more like a traditional filtered

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