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Natural Pool

Natural Pool

Like wild swimming in your own garden, in crystal clear water, filtered naturally by beautiful water plants.

A natural pool has a swimming area and regeneration zones, separated by low submerged walls. The regeneration zones are home to beautiful water plants which filter and purify the water naturally keeping it hygienically clean and crystal clear. Natural pools can start from 40m2 up to a swimming lake.

Our natural pools are fitted with Biotop water balancing technology and are easy to maintain. Designed to fit your lifestyle and blend into your garden, a natural pool can be formal, contemporary or naturalistic in design. The water's edge may be finished with a fringe of marginal plants, or choose a formal look with stone coping. 

Most natural pools have a sun deck or paved area as a living space adjacent to the water. It’s not just about swimming - a natural pool is a magical place for family fun, relaxing beside the water, alfresco dining and outdoor living. It changes with the seasons too, with especially beautiful reflections on the still surface in winter. 

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What are the benefits of a natural pool?

Easy, low-level maintenance with a pool robot thanks to the concrete construction and tailored liner.

Low running costs.

Long swimming season with natural thermal gain and temperatures reaching 26C in summer.

Multiple style options including naturalistic, contemporary, and formal.

Family-friendly design possibilities such as beaches and in-pool features like jetties, stepping stones and boulders.

Option to create moving water through millstones, rills and jets using hydraulics.

Magnet for wildlife using regeneration zones with native deep aquatics and marginal flowering plants.

Beautiful all year and changes with the seasons like a garden.

Blends seamlessly with your garden.

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How much does a natural pool cost?

Costs are based on a natural pool with a reinforced concrete construction, 2m deep with a small shallow end, in-pool features such as a beach, plus Biotop filtration.

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

100m2 £100,000

200m2 £160,000 

300m2 £195,000

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What maintenance is involved with a natural pool?

Only low-level maintenance is needed during the swimming season, and it’s made easy with a pool robot. The skimmer needs checking and emptying daily and takes just a couple of minutes. 

In autumn leaves need to be removed using a net, and in winter we provide a professional service.

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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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