About Natural Swimming Pool Designs
Of course, is to maintain the water quality. Adding chemicals such as chlorine is a commonly used way.
This method is effective, but if the dose is not appropriate or excessive, certainly there are side effects that need to be aware, such as skin and eye irritation. On the other hand, chemicals also have the potential to damage the construction of ponds and reduce their age.
If you plan to build an existing swimming pool or upgrade, the concept of a natural swimming pool (NSP) can be an alternative to try. Unlike regular swimming pools, natural pools are designed to maintain water quality without the use of chemicals. Water filtration is done by utilizing water plants and rocks.
The natural swimming pool developed since the 1980s in Austria and is increasing worldwide since then. This pool basically consists of two parts. First, the swimming pool is usually called the swimming zone. Second, the part used to recycle the water to get it back clean, commonly called the regeneration zone.
Like a regular pool, the swimming zone generally has a depth of about two meters, while the regeneration zone is made quite shallow. Both are separated by a height adjusted barrier, allowing water to move from the swimming zone to the regeneration zone and vice versa.
To aid in water circulation, filter impurities (skimmers) and pumps are usually utilized. With this device, the water from the swimming zone will be sucked through one side of the pool, then redistributed through the regeneration zone on the other side. And so on, so the water will always be "rejuvenated".
The regeneration zone itself is actually a water park. Certain types of aquatic plants along with the arrangement of pebbles, used to filter water naturally. The plants selected can be floating plants such as lotus and water lilies, can also be combined with the types of water grasses. Plant roots that grow in the bottom of the pond can help keep the oxygen supply in the water.
To build a pool of this kind, certainly needs more land than making a regular pool. But the natural pool is actually quite flexible, can be built with large or limited land, live how to organize.
Advantages of NSP (natural swimming pool)
In order for natural filtering and "rejuvenation" of water to run optimally, the area required to make the regeneration zone is usually almost the same as the pool zone. Although it takes up space for the swimming zone, some advantages can be gained by the concept of this natural swimming pool.
The first advantage, of course, is better health because of the sterile pool of chemicals. In addition, the regeneration zones are laid out in such a way as to add to the beautiful landscaping of your pool.
The natural pool is also more environmentally friendly, for several reasons. This pool can minimize, even eliminate the usual waste water generated by regular swimming pools due to chemical residues.
Not only that, the regeneration zone can be a separate ecosystem and habitat for some animals such as frogs, salamanders, or dragonflies. For some people, the presence of these animals may be disturbing, but their existence actually shows that your pool is a healthy and life-sustaining place.
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