by Andrew Yanders
Another beautiful weekend has passed us by. The sun was shining high in the sky and it was very warm, bordering on hot. Thankfully Memorial Day is just around the corner and pools all across the country will be opening. Cooling off will simply be a dip away.
Like many of my friends, traditional chlorine pools no longer interest me in the least. They are actually a thing to be avoided. I am lucky to be from central Pennsylvania where fresh mountain-fed streams and lakes are abundant. Whenever I’m home in the summer, my first thought it to go to the mountains and find an ice cold stream or ‘dam’ to swim and relax in. The water is refreshing and the complete immersion into nature is just what the soul requires.
Unfortunately, this level of natural luxury isn’t available to all, whether due to geography or downstream pollution. For those who do not have easy access to streams and lakes, a natural swimming pool is the next best thing. Natural swimming pools can be designed for sizes ranging from single-family backyards to public town pools.
Natural swimming pools are a careful orchestration of various plant types that work together to filter the water to pristine levels. This system is cared for much like a water garden and is great for those with sensitivity to chlorine. Natural swimming pools are naturally filtered and cleaned, providing an unparalleled swimming experience in the comfort of your own garden
These fantastic pools are stunning all year round, during the winter they can freeze without a problem and during the spring and summer the plants put on a glorious display of blooms.