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Natural Pools - Natural Pool selfbuild

Natural Pools - Natural Pool selfbuild

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Natural pools are beautiful and environmentally friendly A natural swimming pool is a magical addition to a home where you can observe nature throughout the seasons and be closer to the wildlife you share your land with. Some of the creatures you will attract are insects like water beetles and dragonflies; birds will visit the pond to bathe, feed and collect nesting material and amphibians like the frog and newt will take up residence. Your pond will become a stepping stone for the wilderness where local native flora and fauna will find your pool and flourish. A conventional sterile pool will typically cost around £50,000 ($80,000) but a 180 m2 (2,000 ft2) organic pool like the one above only cost David about £6,000 ($10,000) to make. You can find out how he did this in his DIY manual which is free to download from his website here: Organic Pools DIY Manual. He has also produced a 90 minute DVD that takes you through all the construction steps.

David Pagan Butler is Shedding Light on Natural Pools (Video) David Pagan Butler talks about how he created his own eco-friendly pool in his back garden. David, 54, a filmmaker from Saxthorpe, Norfolk, built a pool that serves as a fresh water habitat and works with plants and animals to provide hygienic water for swimming. A circulation system driven by a standard aquarium air pump moves the water through plant beds, sand and gravel, down to drainage pipes - and the water is filtered by the micro-organisms living there. "There are many ways of creating a Natural Swimming Pool, but I want to show you a way that is simple to construct and works perfectly. From there, you can adapt it to fit in with your own ideas. This is a practical guide to get more of us started on building these pools."

Natural Swimming Ponds Natural swimming ponds, also called natural pools, are a wonderful way to recreate nature in your backyard. They offer a much lower maintenance alternative to conventional pools and allow you to swim in clean, chemical free water. Consider this comment from member, Emma O’Connor (left on our Natural Ponds blog): Natural Pools or Swimming Ponds Natural Pools or Natural Swimming Ponds (NSPs) Let nature clean the water... Chemical-free water garden and swimming pool. The plant portion, or regeneration zone, is separated from the swimming area by the wall seen a few inches below the water’s surface. naturalswimmingpools.com

The Beauty of a Natural Pool - 26 Custom Sights to Behold For those living in the northern hemisphere let the images of these beautiful natural pools bring warmth to your heart during this winter months and for those living in the southern hemisphere let these be inspiration for your next project. Whether you like to practice your dolphin dives or lounge away the day on a raft, swimming is one of summer's perfect pleasures. With a minimum of materials and without an arsenal of chemicals, you can build an idyllic water oasis right in your own back yard and thwart summertime's sultry dog days. Though fairly common in Europe, natural swimming pools (like the one pictured above in an Austrian family's backyard), are in their infancy in the United States. Ask most American swimming-pool contractors to build a backyard pool and chances are they'll roll out a long list of goods, including rebar, gunite, fiberglass, chlorine and an energy-sapping filtration system.

Natural pools are beautiful and environmentally friendly A natural swimming pool is a magical addition to a home where you can observe nature throughout the seasons and be closer to the wildlife you share your land with. Some of the creatures you will attract are insects like water beetles and dragonflies; birds will visit the pond to bathe, feed and collect nesting material and amphibians like the frog and newt will take up residence. Your pond will become a stepping stone for the wilderness where local native flora and fauna will find your pool and flourish. A conventional sterile pool will typically cost around £50,000 ($80,000) but a 180 m2 (2,000 ft2) organic pool like the one above only cost David about £6,000 ($10,000) to make.

Creatively Recycling Ideas-Top 30 DIY Pallet Beds Creatively Recycling Ideas-Top 30 DIY Pallet Beds Creatively Recycling Ideas-Top 30 DIY Pallet Beds January 20, 2015 • by Codreanu Andreea • Design, Ideas • No Comments Pallets are a great resource for the recycling maniacs like us. We love their versatility and raw, vintage aspect and the multitude of methods they can be used. Today we have gathered a small collection of 20+ DIY Pallet Beds we found inspiring and easy to make for everyone.

Rural Energy - Free Choices 2030 Welcome to the FREE Choices section which includes an online tool offering the latest information on a range of sustainable energy solutions for households, businesses and agriculture in rural areas. The decentralised energy solutions featured here improve energy efficiency, contribute to security of supply and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in rural areas. What’s more they offer potential savings opportunities and in some cases an income source for rural dwellers. For each solution, research consultancy Ecofys has developed factsheets that contain information regarding main benefits, technical workings, suitability, and related costs, savings and earnings.

Natural Pools or Swimming Ponds Natural Pools or Natural Swimming Ponds (NSPs) Let nature clean the water... Chemical-free water garden and swimming pool. The plant portion, or regeneration zone, is separated from the swimming area by the wall seen a few inches below the water’s surface. www.naturalswimmingpools.com The pools have skimmers and pumps that circulate the water through the regeneration zone and back into the swimming area. The aquatic plants filter out contaminants and use nutrients from the water as food which helps prevent algae.

27 Examples Of Living Willow Fences In Use Living Willow Hedges Or 'fedges' = fence + hedge. Willows, sallows, and osiers form the genus Salix (Latin for willow), which consist of around 400 species of deciduous trees and shrubs. Willow are native to moist soils in cold and temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Almost all willows take root very readily from cuttings.

26 Fabulous Garden Decorating Ideas with Rocks and Stones If you have a garden but you don’t want to spend a lot money to decorate it, rocks and stones may be a good idea for you. Rocks and stones are natural, so you can spend no money getting them. They are everywhere and you can spend no effort to find them. But then can add a few beautiful elements to your garden but require little or no maintenance. All you should do is to collect them and make them beauty your garden according to our ideas provided following.

BIG crowdfunds steam ring generator for ski slope power plant Back in 2011, we reported on BIG's Amager Bakke project: a waste-to-power station near Copenhagen billed as "the world's cleanest power plant." It should certainly be the world's most fun, as it's due to get a ski slope and an art installation which expels a steam ring each time a ton of carbon dioxide is released. The Danish firm recently turned to Kickstarter to fund development of the steam ring generator. To be clear, the power plant – complete with ski slope – is already under construction, and BIG's Kickstarter campaign is concerned solely with the steam ring generator device itself. Based on an original design by Berlin architectural studio realities:united, the steam generator will sit atop the power plant and expel a 21 m (68 ft)-diameter steam ring into the sky each time the plant releases a ton (0.9 tonne) of CO2 into the atmosphere.

Natural Swimming Ponds Ditch the Chemicals This gorgeous swimming pool isn’t a typical chlorine-filled watering hole–it’s actually a natural swimming pond that relies on plants to filter the water. (Don’t worry, you’re not swimming among the plants and stepping in squishy mud; the plant regeneration area is kept separate from the swimming area.) Even if you already have a swimming pool, you can enjoy the benefits of a chemical-free pond and relaxing natural environment using the structure you already have with a few design changes. Natural swimming ponds are already quite popular in Europe and are gaining interest in the US.

Could Mushrooms Be The Savior To The World’s Radiation & Petroleum Footprint? Listen To This Remarkable Lecture Here is an eye opening lecture – ‘The Future is Fungi’ from passionate mycologist Paul Stamets who has devoted over 30 years to the study of fungi. His decades of work reveal it to be an incredibly robust and transformational organism. This intelligent, organic technology could be a crucial accomplice in reducing the footprint across our planet. Stamets details how we are “more closely related to fungi than any other kingdom”. Fungi are our proto-ancestors and were the first organisms on the planet 1.3 billion years ago. The fact that mushrooms have withstood the catastrophic extinction events that wiped other species off the earth is testament to fungi’s resilient nature and essential connection to the biosphere.

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