Imagine being surrounded by water lilies and reeds as you bathe in naturally purified water while in the comfort and privacy of your backyard. You can take a refreshing, mid-summer dip without the dry skin or itchy red eyes. Natural swimming pools present a unique opportunity to have a pool in your backyard, without the harmful effects of chlorine and other chemicals to your body and the environment. With natural pools, you get excellent water quality and gorgeous wildlife, while having lower maintenance costs than traditional pools.
 
We work with each client to design and build a unique natural pool that blends in with the environment. We are also able to convert and restore existing chemically treated swimming pools into natural pools. Natural pools create a healthy, sustainable environment for your backyard, while also being picturesque and enjoyable for recreational activities.

 

How do Natural Pools work?

 
Natural pools do not contain any chemicals or devices used to eliminate bacteria, microbes, animals, or plant life within the pool. They are filtered and purified in the same way that Mother Nature filters and purifies natural bodies of water. They use hydraulic and biological processes to clean themselves. Natural swimming pools are not disinfected or sterilized by chemicals as normal swimming pools are, they are instead, a biologically active living system that present a perfect home for microorganisms, aquatic flora, and fauna.
 
Natural swimming pools maintain themselves like humans; they utilize bacteria and microbes to keep the water pure, clean, and healthy for swimming in. They stay clean by having clearly defined swimming areas and constructed wetlands. Generally, half the pool is plant free for swimming and the other half is for regeneration and cleaning. The regeneration zones have small, energy efficient pipes that mechanically circulate the water to break down impurities in the same way nature does. Each of the regeneration zones have specific aquatic plants, which extract excess nutrients in the water to keep the pool clean. Water from the swimming zones pump through natural, biological filters made up of microorganisms, plants, and small life forms to purify the water. Each natural pool has overflow channels, which collect debris from the water.
 

Choosing a natural swimming pool has many advantages to your personal health and the health of the environment. Reflections will work with you to design and construct a custom natural pool, so that it can be personalized to your specific needs and tastes.

 

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