Category: Backyard

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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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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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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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Lagoon style luxury pools are the ultimate way to bring an oasis into your backyard. Having a pool on your property to rival some of the most stunning luxury pools in the world is no longer an impossible dream. In the past, many might have dismissed ponds with a sand bottom as being too difficult … Continue reading “The Great Sandy Lagoon Debate: A New Twist on Water Features or Too Tough to Manage?”

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You may have a lovely pond on your property, and while it’s beautiful to look at, you feel that you could spend more time there if there were a beach surrounding it. A beach makes water activities such as swimming, fishing, and just sunning yourself much more convenient.

Many beaches around the world aren’t only a result of natural forces and weather breaking rocks into sand, but some are man-made to some degree. So, why not create a perfect beach at your pond so that you’ll have access to a great beach experience whenever you want.

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Sometimes, you want to get away for a little while. Sometimes, you just need to surround yourself by the calming air of nature, the murmurs of a babbling brook, or the calming white noise of a waterfall. You need to take in the colors of the season and the smell of the flowers and marvel … Continue reading “Make your Backyard a Paradise”

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