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Natural Pools

Natural Swimming Pools

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We’re highly specialised award-winning natural pool designers and builders and have spent over 20 years creating the perfect natural swimming pools and water gardens for our clients.

Anyone can enjoy a natural swimming pool. There’s a pool type just right for every outside space. And a natural pool perfect for the lifestyle you’re looking for.

Whether you want a watery retreat at the end of your garden or a contemporary natural swimming pool by your patio, your pool will be crystal clear, chemical-free, low maintenance and a magnet for wildlife.

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Pool Types

swimming pond with stepping stones

Natural Pool

Like wild swimming in your own garden, in crystal clear water. Natural swimming pools are filtered naturally by beautiful water plants.
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chemical free living pool

Living Pool

Living pools look just like conventional pools but with biological filtering for water that’s chemical-free. Better for you, better for the environment.
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Hybrid Pool

When space is at a premium a hybrid pool is a beautiful solution. The perfect fit for your outside space and with optimum swimming area.
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Swimming Pond

Swimming Pond

Wild swim in your own beautifully balanced wildlife swimming pond and enjoy crystal clear, chemical-free water. Swimming ponds are also a lower cost option.
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Pool conversion

Pool Conversion

Convert your conventional pool into a beautiful natural swimming pool with crystal clear, chemical-free, living water.
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Wildlife pond

Wildlife Pond

A biologically filtered wildlife pond is a magnet for wildlife, and the perfect place to unwind and relax beside the water.
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What is a natural swimming pool?

A natural pool or swimming pond is a swimming pool that’s filtered and purified biologically by water plants and a special biological filtration system. Natural pools can be any shape, size or style and designed to blend with your garden.

Aquatic plants sit in the regeneration zones where they perform hydro-botanical filtration and absorb nutrients from the water, which also keeps algae at bay. And our natural pools are filtered using Biotop’s patented, world renowned filtration system too. 

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 award-winning natural swimming pool at Ellicar Gardens

Why choose a natural swimming pool?

Good for your body, mind, and spirit

Swimming in chemical-free, living water, has proven health benefits leaving you feeling energised and rejuvenated. A natural swimming pool helps you take care of your health and wellness.

Designed to fit your lifestyle and garden

Natural pools are a versatile place for family fun, al-fresco dining, relaxation and quiet contemplation, and a place to reconnect with nature. And we design your pool to fit your garden and style perfectly.

Low maintenance and low running costs

With low maintenance and low energy requirements the running costs of a natural swimming pool are lower than a conventional pool. 

Ecological benefits

A natural swimming pool will transform your garden into an oasis for wildlife giving back to the planet. Enjoy swallows dipping, dragonflies, newts and amphibians and underwater pond life tucked away in the planted areas. Around the water's edge you’ll see pollinators, birds bathing and bats in the evenings.

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