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

Natural ponds and natural swimming pools

...natural swimming pools 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 back in the 1980's that saw chlorinated swimming pools being replaced by natural swimming pools and swimming ponds. The idea of swimming in a...

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

...pool cleaning and operation. Swimming pools and hot tubs really do devour energy! Here’s one fact we unearthed - homes with swimming pools or hot tubs consume, on average, double the energy of homes without pools. Now that’s bad, very bad! But the good news is, there are many ways to reduce swimming pool energy c...

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

...pool... Want to reduce energy costs for swimming pool heating? Reduce heat loss & maximize free heat gains... Tips to reduce energy use by good pool design 1) Pool Insulation to reduce heat loss: When planning a pool, think insulation . All pool designs, including a Natural pool or swimming pond , can benef...

“The perfect lawn” comes with a very heavy environmental cost!
Landscaping

Which are the best bee-friendly & Eco-friendly alternatives to grass lawns in backyards?

...Natural Swimming Pool or Plunge Pool! Natural swimming pools or plunge pools are a great addition to any eco-friendly garden for your green home To see more eco-friendly options for your backyard, see the EcoHome Guides!

Deck Construction, 10 Top Tips for Building Decks
Decks, porches and gazebos

Building a deck ? 10 Tips to make your deck last longer

...natural pool for swimming here , from the EcoHome Green Building Guides for Sustainable Homes

Condensation on windows in our homes - why is it there? - how to stop it?
Walls and Roofs

Condensation on windows is a pain but is it a problem & how to stop it?

...swimming pool also). So that’s one issue that makes condensation a problem, using energy unnecessarily – but then of course damp is caused by condensation too and our homes are generally not built to resist moisture. Even minor water damage can leave severe stains and damage on drywall while other times you will need...

Why basements flood and how to prevent that with a sump pump
Basements improvements

Why Basements Flood & How to Prevent Flooded Basements

...natural springs, will run regularly throughout the year, whereas in other homes in drier locations it may only run during extreme weather events, and some not even during a regular spring melt. The details matter when fitting sump pumps - be sure to have a functioning non-return valve on the outlet pipe to prevent wate...