Natural swimming pools and ponds

Natural swimming pools are certainly a conversation piece in any garden or outside space, but especially if you're lucky enough to have a LEED, Passive House, ZNE or Green Home... Inspired by the joy of swimming in sparkling mountain lakes, can you imagine chlorinated swimming pools being replaced by natural swimming pools & plunge pools throughout the US & Canada? The idea of swimming in a pool that invited nature in rather than shutting it out with chemicals first gained rapid popularity amongst the Green Home fraternity in the 80's, spreading first to Germany and then throughout Europe. Slow at first to take root in North America, natural pools for swimming, wildlife & naturally beautiful gardens are now a possibility & warrant a closer look...

Saving Energy in Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs - Our Top Tips to Save Money
Natural swimming pools and ponds

Top tips for energy efficient swimming pools - reduce pool cleaning & running costs

Swimming in your own home pool is a great way to stay fit, enjoy time with the family, and top up your vitamin D. But beyond the purchase price, what does it cost to run and clean swimming pools, and how can we best reduce energy costs. Energy efficient & Eco friendly swimming pools - are they even a thing?!  The…

Swimming Pool Heating - Save energy & money & be Eco-friendly as possible Tips
Natural swimming pools and ponds

Heating a Swimming Pool - Top 10 Cost-Efficient & Eco-friendly ways to heat a pool

Heating a Swimming Pool - Top 10 Tips for Cost-Efficient & Eco-friendly ways to heat a pool including planning & building a pool for energy efficiency. Happiness is a warm pool - but how to heat it? Swimming in a warm pool is a wonderful feeling, and while we hear from many pool owners in the cooler states &…

Natural swimming pool design DIY (NSP) for eco homes
Natural swimming pools and ponds

Natural pools and natural swimming pools

Say goodbye to chlorine and hello to beauty, by using plants for filtration and oxygenation of natural swimming pools. Natural swimming pools - what are the origins? Natural pools were inspired by the beauty and joy of swimming in mountain lakes, a team of Austrian researchers are credited with launching a movement…