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Can you combine a natural swimming pool with a rainwater harvesting garden?

I don't have specific details yet but we would like to build a swimming pool on a newly aquired 4 acre property and we like the idea of a more natural type of ...

Posted by Kitty Bridgens Feb. 7, 2019, 4:23 p.m. Natural swimming pools and ponds 1 Responses

Do natural swimming pools need retaining walls?

I am building a rectangular swimming pond 4ft deep. What conditions would make a retaing wall mandatory? I assume you saw our page on how to build natural pool...

Posted by Michael Applegate Sept. 21, 2020, 12:17 p.m. Natural swimming pools and ponds 1 Responses

Indoor natural pool - sustainable justifiable?

...pond here (not swimming). Thanks for your thoughts, Adele

Posted by Julia Appelin July 14, 2021, 10:49 a.m. Natural swimming pools and ponds 0 Responses

Do you install natural pools?

We'd like to install a natural swimming pool in a backyard but don't know where to start - can you help? We are not natural swimming pool installers , but chec...

Posted by Eric Wilson April 24, 2020, 10:42 a.m. Natural swimming pools and ponds 1 Responses

How can I find a natural pool designer?

...ponds , here it is if not – All about Natural Swimming Pools – A DIY guide On that page is a free DIY guide on how to build a natural pond , but if it is no...

Posted by James Ford-Hutchinson Aug. 14, 2020, 10:38 p.m. Natural swimming pools and ponds 3 Responses

How can we clear up green pool water after adding bog plants and lillies?

...Ponds, but we don't do installs oursleves unfortunately, so we don't have the expertise to determine which species of plants may be causing the problem or which...

Posted by Mercedes McCloughan June 15, 2020, 1:28 p.m. Natural swimming pools and ponds 1 Responses

What would be the best alternative to chemical treatment for outdoor pools?

...pond , read more about them here and download a free natural pool DIY building guide – All about natural swimming pools and ponds Natural ponds are filtered...

Posted by Ladka Heidari April 19, 2020, 6:24 p.m. Natural swimming pools and ponds 1 Responses

Has anyone insulated under a swimming pool?

18' swimming pool, Northern Wisconsin, I can see Lake Superior from here, north. I would like to put 2" rigid foam boards under 6-7000 gallons of water to keep...

Posted by Randy Parent May 10, 2021, 8:28 p.m. Natural swimming pools and ponds 1 Responses

Can I use a solar thermal water heater to heat my pool in the summer and the floor of the garage that I am going to build?

I live in Chatham Ontario. The garage will be two stories with a pitched roof that faces south. The garage will be adjacent to the pool. Being a two part quest...

Posted by Bill Loucks Oct. 5, 2019, 9:48 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 2 Responses

What are the options for radiant heat with a slab on grade?

...pond. When you run heated liquid through tubes in a floor, the floor warms up. There can be some minor variances in the comfort they deliver based on a few desi...

Posted by August Wehrmann Feb. 3, 2019, 6:52 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses