Mother Earth Living

Make a Splash: Natural Swimming Pools

Backyard swimming doesn’t have to be at odds with the environment. With natural pools, you can swim chemical-free while creating a thriving habitat for plants and animals.

In Europe, natural pools are an increasingly popular alternative to ­chemically maintained pools.
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Planted shorelines help the pond appear natural and also function as a filter.
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Natural pools can be installed in about two months. Pictured here, an elegant pool in Austria.
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