HOME + GARDEN, OUTDOOR space | December 30, 2009

Natural Swimming Ponds

swimpond\'s chemical free swimming pond

Jesper Larsson listed the swimming pond as one of his 2009 Design Top 5 trends on MoCo Loco. Still, finding a local expert and vendor in Canada or the United States for these chemical free swimming pools may be hard.

You must be aware that a natural swimming pond requires slightly more maintenance in time than a regular swimming pools. If you are interested by a natural swimming pond, read first those articles:

+ Landscape Ontario, where they talked about a project realized in a Montreal suburb
+ Read the basic rules.

swimming pond with a sleek cottage feel

I dug a few suppliers in Canada and the United States. They are probably more.

+ SwimPond in British Colombia
+ Total Habitat, which is located in Kansas
+ BioNova is a US supplier that uses an European technology. Natural swimming ponds started in Europe.

Another option: A Salt System

If you are ready to go with a biological cleaning systems to clarify and purify the water, there are easily accessible alternatives to a chlorine system. My brother went for a salt system and he loves it. Unfortunately, converting an existing pool can be costly as it requires non-corrosive pipes and to change your equipment. The salt system eliminates the chemical smell, but most importantly it will not make your eyes red and will not dry your skin.

+ photo: SwimPond
+ photo: BioNova

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  2. 2 Robynn Lansyn said:

    My husband and I live in Montreal and we’ve decided to redo our backyard this year by putting in a swimming pond with a natural stone walkway that leads to it. I just love the way they look and they are very calming which is great for relaxing after a long day!