Our Natural Swimming Pool Open Days are a great opportunity to learn more about natural swimming pools, have a swim and ask all your questions.
Come and chat to our natural pool experts about your ideas and pool project and learn about Biotop’s biological filtration system and the latest water balancing technology.
If you want to see what it's like to swim in naturally filtered chemical-free water, bring your swimming costume and a towel with you.
Teas, delicious home baked cakes and artisan coffee served all day.
The swimming zone and regeneration areas are separated by low submerged walls leaving you plenty of space to enjoy clear, hygienic, living water without the need for chemicals.
The water appears effortlessly natural by a carefully planned hydraulic system hard at work below the surface circulating the water through biological and mineral filters, ensuring it’s hygienic and fit for swimming all year round.
The result is a balanced pool, with water that feels like a mountain lake close to its source: soft, sparkling and with an energy that’s both rejuvenating and relaxing. And just like your garden, natural pools change with the seasons, giving you a still, reflective surface in winter which is where they get their name, sky mirrors.
Explore our beautiful natural swimming pool, relax beside the water, watch the wildlife
Try out our pool and enjoy a refreshing swim (bring your cosies)
Wander around our 5-acre naturalistic gardens
Find out how we use our natural pool throughout the year
Watch demonstrations in pool maintenance
Enjoy talks and tours throughout the day
Fifteen years ago, my husband Will and I trained as water specialists with natural pool pioneer Biotop. We constructed our first natural swimming pool in our garden and set up our company, Ellicar, to design and build natural pools for private homes and public spaces.
Today we’re renowned for the design and installation of some of the world's most beautiful natural swimming pools. Now a dynamic family business, having been joined by our two sons, George and Chester, we live and breathe pools and gardens.
Now a dynamic family business, having been joined by our two sons, George and Chester, we live and breathe pools and gardens. After building natural pools for our clients all week, we come together at weekends around our own natural pool here at Ellicar and enjoy spending time as a family in and around the water.
Our extended team shares our values, and everyone in it has been chosen as much for their love of wild swimming, wildlife or ecology as their skills and expertise.
Meet Ellicar’s handpicked, expert team…
The British Association of Landscape Industries' prestigious National Landscape Awards showcases the finest examples of landscaping excellence in the UK and overseas. We entered three of our pool and garden projects for the BALI awards, for the first time ever. Just imagine how thrilled we were when all three of our projects received a BALI award and more!
To read more about the BALI Awards.
Sat Nav brings you to our gate. For those coming from Misterton, ignore your sat nav and drive to the village of Gringley on the Hill, turn left onto Leys Lane, follow the road out of the village for about 1.5 miles and we are situated on the left, the last obvious property opposite a cream house on the right. Look out for the swing signs at our gate.