Natural Swimming Pools: Inspiration For Harmony With Nature

Natural Swimming Pools: Inspiration For Harmony With Nature

by Michael Littlewood
     
 

Natural swimming pools rely on the correct balance of plants and microorganisms to clean and purify the water. They are a safe place for children to play and birds to drink, and are a dramatic example of ecological design, combining the natural and man-made worlds while creating beauty. These pools offer enjoyment not only in the warm months, but during winter, too,… See more details below

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Natural swimming pools rely on the correct balance of plants and microorganisms to clean and purify the water. They are a safe place for children to play and birds to drink, and are a dramatic example of ecological design, combining the natural and man-made worlds while creating beauty. These pools offer enjoyment not only in the warm months, but during winter, too, when they can be used for ice skating and other activities. Often the focal point of a garden, natural swimming pools blend into their environments, flowing into the surroundings with plants and rocks.They reflect the changing seasons and they enhance the environment naturally. They are easy and less costly to maintain than chemical pools, providing significant savings in water. Chlorine and other common pool chemicals are hazardous to human health and are not used. This book is a necessary resource for anyone interested in having a natural swimming pool and shows how a natural swimming pool system works, as well as the environmental, health, and safety benefits it offers. Drawings, diagrams, and charts cover planning, design, biology, materials, construction, planting, and maintenance. Over 300 beautiful color pictures feature projects that will inspire you to have your own natural water garden where you can swim in harmony with nature at any time.

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Free yourself from chlorine, and surround your swimming pool with plants and a natural landscape. Littlewood (Landscape Detailing) introduces the natural swimming pool system, in which no chemicals are used; ecology and biology instead keeping the system clean. Chapters cover the history, planning, and design of natural swimming pools. A gallery of existing pools illustrates the possibilities. Several nice features include extensive plant charts and plant hardiness maps. This is an interesting book, but it could have been made more useful through better organization, sharper layout and photos, and some step-by-step handholding. The concept, familiar in Europe, could really take off in the United States with more help. A nice introduction where there is interest. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764321832
Publisher:
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
07/28/2007
Series:
Schiffer Design Book Series
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
657,645
Product dimensions:
8.72(w) x 11.18(h) x 1.13(d)

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