Many homeowners love the thought of a backyard pool but aren't as keen on the chemicals traditional pools require. An alternative to using these chemicals is to install a natural swimming pool.
Traditional Pool by Portland Maine Pools & Spas Robins Nest Aquatics via Houzz
A natural swimming pool utilizes a carefully designed wetland of gravel and aquatic plants to filter the area in a regeneration zone. The depth and size of this specially designed zone is determined by the overall volume of water that must be cleaned. The planted regeneration zone is shallower than the swimming area and the clean water naturally flows down to the swimming zone. A natural swimming pool promotes a healthy backyard by creating a unique ecosystem and habitat where plants and animals naturally thrive.
There are many different design options for a natural swimming pool. Some pools are surrounded by wood or tile decking, others have a sloping entry from the yard, and homeowners can choose to surround the pool with natural-looking landscaping. The style of natural swimming pool you choose is determined by your available space, materials you select, and the overall design of the yard.
Contemporary Pool by King City Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Genus Loci Ecological Landscapes Inc. via Houzz
Contact our team of professionals at Country Club Homes to learn more about green home building trends and projects. Call us at 203-762-0550 or visit us at www.countryclubhomesinc.com.