Everyone wants to be close with nature. A pool is a component that any homeowners want in their properties to have the chance to experience a serene cut out in a natural landscape. If properly created, a swimming pool can fit easily into any natural background in your property. Once you achieve that, your pool can easily become a sanctuary after a week of stress and strain.
You want a pool, but you want it to look natural and not like a cut out. You can achieve this through the following steps:
- Dig it the manual way. It is up to you to gauge the depth of your natural pool. The sides should slope to keep the soil from caving in. Imagine making a soup bowl out of your backyard. This may take time to accomplish but doing so assures the natural curves of your pool.
- Seal it properly. Once you dug out your pool, you should seal it well with a synthetic liner or one layer of bentonite clay. Bentonite is cheaper at 35 cents for every square foot. Synthetic liners can set you back 25 cents to a dollar for every square foot.
- Zone the pool. Remember that more than 50 % of your natural pool’s surface should be devoted to shallow plants. Having them present means you don’t need chlorine, pumps, or filters to keep your natural pool clean. See to it that your swimming area is separate from your plant zone or natural filtration area.
- Keep natural filtration going. The shallow plants are the natural filters of your natural pool. When the water passed through the root structures of the plants, the resident bacteria there filter the water. They remove the excess nutrients and contaminants present in the water. Then, the decomposing organisms then consume the bacteria, eliminating the buildup of waste in the pool. Shallow plants also keeps the water warm. They also provide residence for invertebrates and frogs. These organisms repay you by consuming mosquitoes and their larvae.
Creating a natural swimming pool is the best way you can be one with a natural background.