More fashionable than ever, the natural swimming pool showcases the beauty of nature. This is a natural swimming pool based on the principle of lagooning. The principle is to pass water by gravity flow through a succession of basins where the metabolism of organisms (bacteria, plants, etc.) ensures water depollution (phytoremediation), while substrate and plants take care of filtration.

In general, the natural swimming pool is divided into 3 distinct zones, the first of which is the bathing area. The second is the lagooning zone, also known as the purification zone, whose role is to act as a water filter, and where plants are also placed. The third and final zone, the regeneration zone, is sometimes optional. This is usually a small decorative waterfall.

How does an organic pool work?

The concept of the biological swimming pool is relatively simple. It’s a traditional pool, designed to filter water in a totally natural way. The ecological swimming pool has many considerable advantages in terms of aesthetics, ecology and nature.

What are the advantages of an organic pool?

The advantages of an organic swimming pool are numerous.

In first place, its ecological concept is particularly highly regarded. The natural swimming pool completely avoids harmful chemical products such as chlorine, which is widely used in most swimming pools. This makes the pool healthier and more suitable for different skin types. By avoiding the use of chlorine or any other chemical treatment product, you can avoid the inconveniences that most people experience when swimming in an unnatural pool. These inconveniences include irritation of the eyes, throat, nasal mucosa, respiratory tract and skin. What’s more, in extreme cases, chlorine can act as an asthma trigger.

On the other hand, the biological pool allows you to stabilize your water consumption , as it is not equipped with an industrial filtration system. In fact, it’s the plants that act as water filtration regulators.

Last but not least, maintenance costs for an organic pool are often lower than for a conventional pool.

What are the disadvantages of an organic pool?

Although the organic swimming pool is more recommended in terms of health and design, this bathing comfort comes at a price. It’s more expensive than a traditional pool, given the need to create 3 different zones and install a suitable process for natural oxygenation. In addition, we recommend keeping the temperature below 25°C to ensure the survival of the plants, which are essential to the proper functioning of a biological pool. Furthermore, the use of chemical products such as lotions or sun creams is strongly discouraged when swimming in an organic pool.

How do I build an organic swimming pool?

Installing an organic swimming pool may seem easy and feasible on a self-build basis. However, it is strongly recommended that you call on the services of a pool specialist or an expert company in the field. Alternatively, if you feel competent, take charge of the earthworks in the construction area. For everything to do with pool construction, aquatic plant assortments and the definition of ecosystem functioning, call on a professional in the field of biological pools.

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