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If you’ve never heard of a natural swimming pool or are thinking about transforming your backyard into a water-filled oasis of relaxation, our guide to natural swimming pools is designed to answer all your questions and highlight some of Reflections Water Gardens’ favorite projects.

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Green swimming pools, also known as natural pools, are environmentally friendly alternatives to swimming pools. Rather than use harmful chemicals, green pools use plants that act as natural filter systems for your pool water.

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First popularized in Europe, natural swimming pools are starting to catch on across America. Natural pools feature a unique look, but their environmentally friendly design and customization options are significant selling points. We’ve put together this quick list of 5 natural pool ideas to get your brain thinking. Ditch the boring rectangles and chlorine for something more realistic and creative this year.

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There is no wrong time to start designing your backyard water garden, but it’s always a good idea to start the process in the winter months between November and March. This way, you will have plenty of time to prepare and design your dream water garden.

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If you recently installed a koi pond and have concerns about protecting your fish during the winter months, there are a few things you should know. Koi are resilient fish and can survive harsh winter conditions. However, they can only survive a freezing Illinois winter outdoors if you properly protect and maintain their home.

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We know what makes for a beautiful backyard, but with summer in full swing, and more and more Americans spending time there, we wanted to know: What makes for the perfect backyard? We surveyed 600 people to find out.

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Reflections Water Gardens was honored to be featured in the March / April edition of Quintessential Barrington Magazine. A link to the full version of the article can be found at the Quintessential Barrington Magazing online edition.

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Too much exposure to pool chemicals can potentially increase the average swimmer’s risk of developing a range of ailments from cancer to asthma and other respiratory issues. 

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It’s that time of the year! If you are a koi pond owner, then you know how exciting spring is. After a long winter, koi are ready to come out and play, flowers are beginning to bloom, and you can finally enjoy your pond again.

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At Reflections, we know how big an investment in a natural pool or koi pond can be, and our goal is to help homeowners understand how to protect and care for that investment. That’s why we’ve created this step-by-step guide to follow when winterizing your pool or pond.

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