There’s no denying that backyard swimming pools unlock the potential for endless summer fun and quality family time, but they come with a host of drawbacks. From chemicals that harm the environment (and swimmers) to a tight maintenance schedule, standard swimming pools are no longer the best choice for homeowners. Instead, opt for a more beautiful and sustainable option by installing a natural pool.
While homeowners often have a loose concept of what a natural pool is, very few actually understand the ins and outs of having one. To help you make an informed decision about whether or not you should go the natural pool route, here are our top three fast facts about natural pools:
- Natural Pools Are Incredibly Clean
Natural pools are designed to be much cleaner than standard pools — and without the use of nasty, harmful chemicals. Sometimes people think natural pools must be dirty, especially since they sometimes contain plants and other live organisms, but in reality, they are one of the most clean backyard water structures you can choose. Natural pools are built with a superior natural filtration system that keeps sludge and bacteria out.
- Natural Pools Are Easy to Maintain
With their superior filtration and lack of chemicals, natural pools are very easy to maintain — in fact, they require much less maintenance than their conventional pool counterparts. To stay clean, they don’t require chlorine, chemical filtration, pH balancing, or any of the daily and weekly maintenance chores that a standard pool does. This also cuts down the year-over-year cost of a natural pool versus a standard pool.
- Natural Pools Are Healthier than Standard Pools
Since natural pools don’t contain harmful chemicals like chlorine, they are much healthier for swimmers and for the environment. Natural pools have long been known for being a greener alternative to standard pools. With one in your backyard, you don’t have to worry about keeping chemicals out of the environment, or what kind of harmful effects you or your family might have from going for a swim. Documented health issues stemming from repeated chlorine exposure include: eczema and other skin rashes, asthma, allergies, and even cancer. With a natural pool, you can avoid these potential issues altogether.