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  • Tips on Building your own natural Swimming Pool

    A natural swimming pool offers a biological method of creating a clear and clean swimming pool. It can be designed and built on any scale, from a small backyard pool to a huge pool in a public swimming area. With the following building an natural pool ideas, you can be on your way to constructing a natural pool that everyone in your family will enjoy using. The most ecologically sound and cheapest way to construct a swimming pool is simply digging a hole in the ground.


    It is wise to hire a professional swimming pool contractor to build the pool for you. Typically, swimming pool contractors perform all the work required to construct a pool themselves. This includes excavating the site, irrigating, plumbing, stone work, mechanical work and overlaying the granite.

    You can make your swimming pool as deep or as shallow as you want as long as the sides slope. This will keep the soil from caving in. The ideal ratio is one foot vertical drop for every three horizontal feet. One reason why traditional swimming pools are built with a steel framework is to make sure that the walls stay perpendicular and vertical to the bottom surface of the swimming pool. If you construct a swimming pool with sloping sides, you will eliminate the need to use any kind of steel reinforcement.

    When constructing a natural pool, it is essential to reserve at least fifty percent of the surface area of the pool for shallow plants. You can plant them in a ring around the sides of the pool or at one end. With such plants, you do not have to use expensive pumps and filters or chlorine to keep the pool clean.

    You should also separate your swimming pool's swimming area from the plant zone or filtration area. You can achieve this by placing a rim within an inch of the surface of water to keep plants in their place, while allowing water from the swimming area to get to the plant zone so that it can be filtered.

    The water should be steadily deeper in the plant zone and reach a maximum depth of eighteen inches close to the swimming zone. The outermost six inches of the plant zone should be two to three inches deep to provide a home for taller aquatic plants. Floating and submergence vegetation should occupy the deeper area.

    The shallow plant zone will clean the water and enhance the appearance of your pool. It will also warm the water fast and provide a habitat for invertebrates to thrive. The water in the pool should circulate continuously so that the roots of the plant can cleanse the swimming pool. You may also aerate the water to ensure that the oxygen needs of the water organisms are met. If your pool lacks adequate oxygen, it could become stagnant and harbor odoriferous anaerobic bacteria. You may use PVC tubes to channel water from a pump into your plant zone.

    Last updated by MyJobQuote on 13th August 2014.

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