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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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Natural Swimming Pools: 9 Myths Busted

From Houselogic

Natural swimming pools, a body of water that is filtered using natural plants and bacteria, have become very popular over the last decade.  While there are many pros and cons, (and no shortage of opinions about them on both sides of the professional fence), all can agree that swimming in a natural or organic swimming pool is a vastly different experience than swimming in a traditional inground swimming pool.  This post from Houselogic presents some myths and notions about these entities, and attempts to clear the water as well as the air on this subject.

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Natural Swimming Pools Are Making a Ripple, But Are They For You?

From The Allstate Blog

Originating in Europe, the natural swimming pool, or swimming pond, has slowly made its way across the large pond to the United States.  The concept is that the natural swimming pool mimics mother nature in its filtration methods, and allows a swimming experience much like swimming in a natural pond or lake.  The additional aesthetic benefit is that the natural swimming pool looks as though it has always been in place, avoiding the look of man's intervention.  The natural pool has cons as well as pros, according to this post from The Allstate Blog, and one must be aware what they are getting themselves into when entertaining such an amenity.

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