bio swimming pools, the self-cleaning mini-ecosystems

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Bio pool aka natural swimming pool or pond is the chemical-free alternative to evil chlorine and complicated mechanical filtering systems, designed to use living plants and micro-organisms as bio-filters. The principles and technology have been well established and tested in UK, Germany and Austria over the past two decades.

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The basic philosophy here is the constant circulation of the water from the swimming area, which is structurally distinct to the shallow wetland or regeneration zone with the friendly micro-organisms and selected aquatic plants. To achieve sufficient filtration, the area of the plant zone should equal at least 50% of the swimming area.

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A skimmer creates a gentle surface flow and collects large debris, and to assure biological safety a UV steriliser finishes off the cleaning process. (diagram source)

 

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The cost of a natural swimming pool tends to be the same with a conventional pool, however the maintenance and running costs are considerably less.

Check out a video introduction to natural swimming pools

 

links: Biotop,

Gardenart Swimming Ponds, Woodhouse Natural Pools, Bionova pools


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