How to Build a Natural Swimming Pool

From Mother Earth News

Douglas Buege and Vicky Uhland explain how to build a natural swimming pool on your homestead, includes information on pool zoning, natural filtration, sealing the pool and algae control.

One of the most interesting developments in the swimming pool industry over the last two decades has been the development of the natural swimming pool.  Sometimes referred to as a swimming pond, these bodies of water utilize natural materials and no chemicals for filtration.  For some, this natural experience harkens back to their youth, swimming in the lake or pond.  For others, the experience of swimming with fish and natural plans along with the associated bio film is too foreign to handle.  Either way, this post from Mother Earth News is an interesting treatise on how to build one of these fascinating projects.

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4 Eco-Friendly Pools Worthy Of Your Backyard

From Care 2

A swimming pool is a vessel filled with water, which in and of itself seems to be an environmentally friendly amenity, right?  Unfortunately, the use of equipment and utilities that burn fossil fuel has always been the bugaboo with swimming pool ownership.  Luckily for the environmentally conscious, advances in technology and innovations over the last decade have seen environmental consciousness permeate into the swimming pool industry.  Efficient equipment, chlorine alternatives, and natural options in filtration have made the swimming pool closer to an eco friendly amenity.  This post from Care 2 discusses 4 of these advances to make your backyard a more natural, environmentally-conscious one.

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