When having a swimming pool fitted, we’ve traditionally relied upon the use of chemicals to keep these features clean and functional throughout the year. What you might not realise, however, is that there is an alternative solution that will still provide a stunning swimming pool that looks great, and remains functional, without the need for these harsh chemicals and treatments.
Welcome to the world of natural swimming pools.
What is a natural swimming pool?
A natural swimming pool is completely chemical free and takes inspiration from nature to help filter any harmful bacteria and dirt. The filtered water is 100% chemical free and mineral, which creates an eco-friendly pool for everyone to enjoy safely.
How does it work?
Traditionally, a natural swimming pool consists of a swimming area and a planted area. This separate feature is essentially a built-in natural ecosystem made of plants that are low maintenance and ensure that the water remains clean and clear. The water filters through the plants which absorb any bacteria and releases the clean water back into the swimming area.
Technological developments have allowed the team here at Clear Water Revival to create an advanced natural pool filtration system that acts in a similar way to a planted system, without the need for harsh chemicals. We call it the ClearSpring biofilter, and it works by removing the nutrients that algae normally require to survive, cutting off the possibility of bacteria development at its source.
These pool systems can also include a temperature control so that you can use it throughout the year.
Installation and Running Costs
The CWR’s ClearSpring filter can be installed in any pool as the system will fit into a standard swimming pool plant room. It’s the only chemical-free filter which is completely self-contained and doesn’t rely on organic plants. Whether you’re looking to have an indoor or outdoor pool, a natural swimming pool is versatile and able to adapt to multiple design specifications. They are, therefore, a fantastic solution for anyone looking to install a pool for domestic and commercial use. Older, chemically treated pools can also be converted thanks to the development of retrofitting technology.
Natural swimming pools have a low water turnover rate, which means that they can be more energy efficient than traditional chemical pools. As there is no need for chemical filtration or pH balancing, you’ll be saving yourself valuable time and a few extra pennies as well. In terms of regular maintenance, the skimmers will take care of most organic debris and the main jobs are brushing the surfaces occasionally to keep them clean. However, this could be taken care of by a pool cleaning robot.
If you’re looking to have a planted filtration system built with your swimming pool, then there are two design options available. These planted areas can either be built into the swimming space, or they can be built externally. They both offer an aesthetically pleasing planted area, however, a built-in system will reduce the overall swimming space available.
A plant-free biofilter requires no additional filtration space, as it is already included in the overall swimming pool design. This is a fantastic option if you’re looking for a simple finish to your overall design.
When it comes to style and design, you can work with the design team to create your perfect swimming environment. For a more natural finish, consider taking measures to imitate a natural body of water with the addition of rocks, and waterfalls. For a clean, simple, and modern finish, then stone tiles and decking are a perfect choice.
If you’re looking to have a natural swimming pool built, or you’re considering converting your current pool filtration system, Clear Water Revival has the knowledge, expertise, and technology to help. Visit our website for more information on the cutting edge technology that we’ve developed to create a fantastic natural swimming environment for you to enjoy.