A natural pool is not the same as an eco-friendly one. What are the differences between the two? Zoom on the characteristics of the eco-friendly pool and the natural pool.
Let’s look first at what defines a swimming pool. According to the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES), a swimming pool is an enclosed, filtered and disinfected water system. So, what are the differences between an eco-friendly pool and a natural pool?
An eco-friendly pool is one that respects the environment. It’s a low-consumption, secure, heated and innovative pool. Societal and environmental issues are vitally important to us at Waterair. That’s why we’ve taken the lead in offering stylish pools with excellent bathing comfort, while fighting global warming.
This is made possible because, notably, of the equipment lines offered by Waterair. For example, you can opt for the Performance low-consumption filtration range, developed to efficiently filter water while consuming five times less energy than a conventional filtration system. Or you can invest in the Waterair Solae® cover, which allows you to heat your pool free of charge using transparent crystal PVC panels, while securing the pool and facilitating overwintering it.
However, we also strive to offer affordable pools. An eco-friendly pool is therefore a pool that reconciles ecology and savings.
The natural pool is an alternative to the classic pool. It is entirely ecological and organic because the pool water is filtered by aquatic plants and micro-organisms. The natural pool uses the self-filtering capacity of aquatic ecosystems to maintain water quality without the need for chemical products.
But maintaining a natural pool can be difficult. It is important to choose the right plants, but also to allow the time necessary for the ecosystem to start functioning. You may therefore need to wait some time after installing a natural pool before you can swim in it.
In addition, you need to consider that using natural pools may cause public health issues. The ecosystem present in this type of pool supports parasites and bacteria in the water that can transmit diseases to swimmers.
Not only is it untreated, but the water in a natural pool is also unheated. And with good reason, as the water temperature must not rise above 24°C. Generally speaking, a comfortable water temperature is 28°C. But in order to ensure that the plants in the pool remain healthy, you need to stabilise the water temperature of a natural pool. Those who feel the cold will therefore not appreciate it.
Finally, to ensure the proper functioning of algae and other aquatic plants, the pool needs to have an average depth of 1.7m. A significant drawback if you have children.
Untreated and unheated, the natural pool is therefore entirely ecological. As such, these pools do not benefit from the designation ‘swimming pool’. You’re more likely to hear about natural swimming, swimming ponds or atypical pools.
At Waterair Swimming Pools, we understand the challenges faced by those who care about sustainable consumption and want to enjoy swimming in a way that is eco-friendly. To create our eco-friendly pools, we have developed water-treatment products that respect both your health and that of your pool. Our philosophy? To have a healthy pool that uses fewer water-treatment products. With the Easy Pool range, we have found the low-chlorine magical formula. The product adapts to the volume of your pool, ensuring the precise dosage and avoiding waste, especially if the recommendations of the easy.care personalised assistant are followed. The water treatment of your pool is stabilised and respects bathers’ health.
The electrolysis system is another alternative that likewise enables you to treat your pool water in a balanced way. The electrolyser is a device that produces chlorine from salt, in order to limit the use of chemicals.
Having an eco-friendly pool that is perfectly integrated into your garden is possible. You can perfectly combine a modern pool with a designer shape with a natural environment by using raw materials. In terms of shape, favour soft and natural lines with rounded edges, which will harmonise more easily with the garden and will also facilitate the natural circulation of water.
In terms of materials, many of our clients choose natural materials for their pool surrounds. Either natural wood or natural stone will make it possible to perfectly integrate your eco-friendly swimming pool into your outdoor space.
Waterair Swimming Pools has developed a balanced water treatment method, allowing you to add just the right amount of product to guarantee safe swimming. All that remains for you to do is landscape your pool surrounds using beautiful raw materials, and you will have the natural pool of your dreams!
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