In Europe, this technology has been proven and is in wide use, yet, in America, the popularity of these chemical free pools is just catching on. Our company; Expanding Horizons has developed a hybrid version of the Swim Pond that differs from the normal European model in various ways.
Environmental Artist Bryan Morse traveled to Thailand to consult on the construction of a Natural Swimming Pool adjacent to the Eco Villa under construction at the Six Senses Soneva Kiri Resort on the island of Koh Kood.
Unable to find any information about how to build a natural swimming pool, Morse said he “just went with what felt right” and built the pool as he would any other, with return lines, a main drain, skimmers and a pump. However, next to the pool he built two regeneration zones, which, unlike in European swim ponds, are completely separate from the swimming area.
“Many, many people don’t like chlorine,” said Bryan Morse, who runs a landscaping company in Vista, Calif., called Expanding Horizons that builds water features and branched into natural pools five years ago.
Michael Littlewood is on a personal mission. The independent landscape architect has sent the last several years trying to convince England’s home owners they can enjoy safe backyard swimming sans all the harsh chemicals.
Many people can still remember the joy of bathing and swimming in natural waters in the countryside, whether it was a lake river or a pond, in sunshine or moonlight, whatever the weather, with or without clothes, in groups or as a solitary soul, planned or spontaneous.
Natural Pools allow nature to provide hygienic water for swimming. The vibrant ecology of plants and animals condition the water so there is no need for any chemical disinfectants. These pools are healthy for people and wildlife.
A guide for professional pool maintenance services by Bryan Morse These pools are a little different from a conventional pool. … More
Expanding Horizons is the only companies in California actively promoting this alternative to a chlorinated swimming pool.