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Living Pool

Living Pool

A biologically filtered living pool looks just like a conventional pool, with crystal clear, chemical-free water.

Looking just like a conventional pool and without water plants, a living pool is chemical-free so you enjoy swimming in pure, living water. Using Biotop filtration units, the water is purified and filtered hygienically. During the swimming season a pool robot cleans the pool daily.

Living pools can be installed outside or indoors and sizes start from a tiny plunge pool to a full-size competition pool. They can be heated to 28C too, usually with an air source heat pump.

You can choose materials to finish your pool, such as paving and decking so it fits seamlessly with your house and garden. (We advise covering an outside living pool using solar or thermal covers when not in use.) 

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What are the benefits of a living pool?

Suitable for the smallest of spaces to bigger areas with options from a plunge pool to large swimming pool.

Entire pool is a swim zone with no water plants, and filtration units sitting under decking or paving.

Swim all year round with an air source heat pump taking the temperature to 26C.

Completely chemical-free and living water.

Easy, low-level maintenance with a pool robot.

Edging options to complement your garden such as stone coping or wooden decking.

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How much does a living pool cost?

Costs are approximate and exclude VAT. Final costs are subject to size, design, finish, ground conditions, access and location.

Example cost: 50m2 £100,000

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What maintenance is involved with a living pool?

Cost: around £600 per pool service plus travel

Only low-level maintenance is needed during the swimming season, and it’s made easy with a pool robot.

In winter we provide a professional service. 

Read about our pool services

Visit Our Show Pool

You can experience our natural swimming pool at Ellicar Gardens. Join us on an open day or get in touch to arrange a private visit with our founder and natural pool expert, Sarah Murch. Sarah will share her knowledge and give you advice on your perfect natural pool. 

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Thinking about a Natural Pool?

We’re happy to have a chat about your ideas. If you’d like to visit our natural pool at Ellicar Gardens, why not visit on one of our open days or contact us to make an appointment at another time.

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