Natural swimming ponds are quite popular these days. If you want to build one today, make sure you consider a few things first. If you want a pond type look, lots of plants and wild swimming, maybe a swimming pond is a better choice for you.
On the other hand, if you want clear, chemical-free water and flexible design, building a natural swimming pool can be a better idea. In this case, you can make your job easier by following the tips given below.
1. Keep your design simple
Ideally, you might want to keep the features to a minimum. Although water features, natural stones walls and shallows look awesome, they will put additional burden on your wallet in addition to complicate the construction of the pond.
2. Opt for a flat bottom
Generally, natural swimming ponds with flat bottoms require less digging work and a level foundation for the pond walls. Plus, these ponds a lot easier to clean.
3. Box shapes are ideal
As far as building cost is concerned, box-shaped natural swimming ponds are the best choice. You can contact liner manufacture to weld a liner for you. Alternatively, you can just tank it. The tank product shouldn’t contain phosphates as they may lead to the growth of algae down the road.
4. Don’t use too many fittings
Most pool fittings don’t cost an arm and a leg but the hardest part is to ensure the pond is waterproof. The problem is that too many fittings may breach the waterproofing. If you really want to use more fittings, you might want to hire a skilled installer.
5. Don’t dig too deep
Natural swimming ponds should be deeper for better stability, but that’s not the case with a natural pond. You can decide on the depth based on your needs. Ideally, the depth can up to 1.8 meters. For more depth, the walls of the pond will need much more reinforcement, which will add to the cost.
If you don’t care about diving safety, a depth of 1.5m is enough. This type of pond is easy to clean and requires less reinforcement.
6. Use borehole or well
Your borehole water can make it more affordable for you to fill and top up. However, keep in mind that you may need to treat it prior to each use.
7. Try a black liner
Black liners help absorb more sunlight. So, they can save you a lot of money on heating.
8. Use a drainage plan
If you have poor planned drainage, your pond won’t stand the test of time. You must have a solid plan to keep ground waters away from the pond. Alternatively, you can opt for a higher spot in your backyard so that the water won’t collection around the pool. Besides, you can build drainage channels around your pond.
Hopefully, these 8 tips will make it easier for you to design your natural swimming pond. You can also hire the service of a professional to save all the time and hassle.
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