Natural swimming pools have started to become a trend as more homeowners start to have them put in their yards. The pools are combined with pond landscape to create the overall natural water environment. Typically, natural pools are equipped with aquatic plants, insects, and sometimes fish. One element that makes the swimming pool good for the environment is the absence of chlorine and other chemicals in the water. The information provided below outlines some tips on what it takes to set up your own natural swimming pool.
Natural Pool Digging And Zoning
The most economical and environmentally way to add a pool to your landscape is by putting it in the ground. The size and depth of the natural pool are determined by the amount of space you have available in your yard, it is up to you. The pool should be constructed so that the sides slope to reinforce the structure. The swimming area of the pool has to be separated from the filtration area where you add the plants and other wildlife. Then add a regeneration zone around the perimeter of the pool. This works as a purification and filtration system for the pool. Bacteria growth on a plant's roots operate as a biological filter and removes any pollutants from the water. In addition, there are micro-organisms in the root of a plant that will consume bacteria, prohibiting excess waste from growing in the water.
Natural Pool Sealant
Once you have the area of where you want to install the pool and regeneration areas cleaned out, you should test it to ensure that it will hold the water. Add a layer of bentonite clay, then add a synthetic liner before pouring the water, or pour in concrete to prevent the water from seeping into the ground. After it has dried for the first time, you can then add the water and test the natural pool to ensure it's sealed correctly. When it's been properly checked and determined ready, you should cover the bottom of the pool with gravel; this makes the area great for healthy bacteria growth.
Natural Pool Equipment
There may be some equipment that has to be added to your natural pool that will aid in circulating the roots of the plants to help cleanse the pool. This means you may need to have the pool aerated, because, without adequate oxygen, the pool may become a breeding area for mosquitoes and anaerobic bacteria. In order to further ensure that the pool remains healthy you will need to install a pump, compressor and skimmer. The equipment should be installed with and attached to a buried conduit for power. If you are unsure of this method, it may be best to seek the services of a natural pool contractor.
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