If you have ever tackled a DIY project for the first time, you will know that having a good set of instructions is critical if you want it to work properly and look spectacular. A DIY swimming pond is no exception.

We get lots of enquiries from people across the world who are keen to build their own DIY swimming pond or natural swimming pool and are struggling to find comprehensive guidance and advise.

We were therefore delighted when Wolfram Kircher contacted us to discuss his new book which he intended to be a definitive guide to building and planting a swimming pond.

The book arrived and it did not disappoint.

How to Build a Natural Swimming Pool: The Complete Guide to Healthy Swimming at Home By Wolfram Kircher.

Planting guide for DIY swimming pond

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This exceptionally detailed, practical book guides you through the construction process from choosing a liner to fitting the ladder.

Whether you plan to hire a contractor or dig your own, the authors explain which plants you need to keep the water clean and advise on pumps, skimmers and the option of filters.

We particularly love the planting guides which detail what to plant, when and where to plant it and sunlight requirements.

Why create a DIY swimming pond?

Natural swimming ponds attract bees, pollinators and other beneficial insects and offer a whole new world of plants for keen gardeners.

They are easy to maintain, have low running costs and require less fill-up water than conventional pools – all good reasons to take the plunge.

Wolframs brilliant book can be purchased at Amazon for £30.  If you are interested in creating your own DIY natural swimming pond or pool contact us for details and costs of our filtration system for DIY projects.

What are the alternatives?

If doing it yourself perhaps isn’t for you or if you would prefer a more contemporary and formal pool design, perhaps with heating and a cover you might want to consider a Clear Water Revival natural pool with a biofilter that does all the work. These can be indoor or outdoor and don’t require any planted areas.