Posted on: 12 June 2015Share
If you want to have a custom pool, there are a lot of different designs to choose from. Most conventional pools you filters and chemicals to keep the water clean and safe for swimming. If you want to have a pool with fewer chemicals that is healthier, there are also natural filtration solutions for your pool. Here are some things that can be done to give your custom pool a natural filtration system.
1. Using Water Features To Circulate Water Efficiently
Water features can be a great addition to any pool. For a pool that has natural filtration, they are essential to keep water moving, which will prevent problems like insects breeding in still water or algae growth. For a natural looking feature, waterfalls can be a great addition to a custom pool, and they can be used for other things like sitting areas.
2. Creating A Natural Filtration Area For Your Pool
You may also want to have a natural filtration system for your pool that is separate from the pool area. This can be done by using sand, gravel and plants that are in a separate area. The filtration area will contain the plants, and then it can leave through sand and gravel streams to empty clean water into your pool over a waterfall.
3. Using A Design That Combines Natural Filtration And Swimming
The swimming area and filtration system does not have to be in two separate locations. You can also build a natural swimming pool that combines filtration and the swimming area. This can be done by using plants in a shallow area of your pool to provide filtration and a deeper area for swimming. This can allow you to design your pool more like a natural pond.
4. Using Pond Skimmers For Heavy Duty Cleaning Of Debris In Water
Skimmers are also going to be needed to keep your pool clean. If you want to have more of a natural design, you can use hidden pond skimmers to keep debris out of the water. These are also good because they are larger and usually have a filter medium in them that you can clean regularly to help keep the water in your pool cleaner.
These are some things that you can do with the design of your custom pool for natural filtration. If you want to have a natural pool for your home, contact a custom pool builder (such as one from reliant pools) and talk with them about these natural design ideas.