As seen on BBC Gardeners World

Swimming Pond

Swimming Pond

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

Built from excavated, earth shaped walls without the need for concrete, our swimming ponds have an area for swimming, surrounded by beautiful water plants that purify and filter the water naturally.

Fitted with Biotop water balancing technical equipment, our swimming ponds are the ultimate watery retreat for wildlife lovers and wild swimmers. 

Got a question?
BALI RegisteredBiotop LogoThe British Association for Natural Swimming Pools (BANSP)

What are the benefits of a swimming pond?

Naturalistic outline makes it ideal for country gardens.Lower construction costs and smaller ecological footprint as the pool is excavated and shaped from earth.

Minimal maintenance with a professional service in winter. 

Low running costs.

Long swimming season thanks to natural thermal gain, with temperatures reaching 26C in summer.

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

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

Can seamlessly blend with your garden.

Talk to a natural pool expert

How much does a swimming pond cost?

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

100m2 earth excavation - £80,000 ex Vat

200m2 earth excavation - £140,000 ex Vat

300m2 earth excavation - £190,000 ex Vat

Includes excavation, profiling of swim zone 1.80m deep and regeneration zones, excavation and construction of filter chamber, subterranean drainage, pool edge, screeding of pool, pool fleece and EPDM liner, install skimmers, pipework, installation of pumps and Biotop filters, hydraulics, flanges, aggregates, planting of pool, connection to electrics and water, surface drainage and overflow, commission and handover

Does not include decking and  paving around the pool. Subject to location, pool design site ground conditions and access

Discuss your swimming pond options

What maintenance is involved with a swimming pond?

Only low-level maintenance is needed during the swimming season. The pool swim zone floor should be vacuumed once a month and the skimmer needs checking and emptying daily – it takes just a couple of minutes. 

In autumn leaves need to be removed using a net, and 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. 

Open DaysArrange a private visit

"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor interdum nulla, ut commodo diam libero vitae erat. Aenean faucibus nibh et justo cursus id rutrum lorem imperdiet. Nunc ut sem vitae risus tristique posuere."

Person's Name

"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor interdum nulla, ut commodo diam libero vitae erat. Aenean faucibus nibh et justo cursus id rutrum lorem imperdiet. Nunc ut sem vitae risus tristique posuere."

Person's Name

"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor interdum nulla, ut commodo diam libero vitae erat. Aenean faucibus nibh et justo cursus id rutrum lorem imperdiet. Nunc ut sem vitae risus tristique posuere."

Person's Name

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.

Enquire about a Natural Pool