Swimming pool

Use natural alternatives to pool chemicals

Create a natural swimming pool

Use environmentally friendly materials for your pool

Heat your pool with solar energy

Light your pool with fiber optics

Cover your pool

Landscape close to your pool

Comments

07/31/2009
8:46am
bubblegumgirl

Pool filter question: The energy cost to keep my filter on even 12 hrs a day is astronimical! Anyone know what the min # hrs/day I can keep it on w/out algae build up or other probs?

08/15/2010
2:11pm
natural ponds

standard pool filters do require a lot of energy. Our swimming pond designs http://www.aquahabitat.com/swimming.ponds.html are much more efficient, using about the same power as a standard light buld.

The energy figures in the article need a bit of clarification. This is an individual choice, but most pools and swimming ponds that reach 80 degrees F are not going to be heated when they are that warm. While I understand the latent energy of evaporation, the example should have been expressed only for cold weather months, not year around. Again, it depends on location as most temperate climate ponds and pools are not heated during winter.

The evaporation comparison to lawns is also very highly variable. Climate and soil type will drastically affect evaporation, seepage and evapotranspiration in lawns. A lawn can use more water than a pool / pond, but it can also use less.

08/15/2010
2:22pm
natural ponds

For those with traditional swimming pools who would like to reduce their chlorine levels, we do offer cost effective alterntives.

For those interested in going to totally natural swimming ponds http://www.aquahabitat.com/ponds/ponds.html
We welcome you to come see photos of what is possible at http://www.tinyurl.com/pondphotos

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