Category: Natural Pool

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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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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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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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Natural Pools are beautiful, practical, and good for the environment, however, you may not be familiar with what owning a natural pool is like and have concerns about the safety and maintenance of your pool. We spoke with water garden expert, Larry Carnes…

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