No – the chemistry of our pools is absolutely natural, like the water in a river or lake.
No – mosquitos prefer to breed in still water, our water is constantly moving due to the filtration pump.
Yes - both of our pools, the Natural Pool and the Living Pool can be heated.
The temperature shouldn't exceed 27-28 degrees, higher temperatures will cause more algal growth.
The water is treated biologically through a biofilter, there are absolutely no chemicals involved.
Apart from the physical filtration, microorganisms in these filters mineralise organic matter and reduce the phosphorous content in the water and therefore deprive algae of their nutrients.
Plants, like in a Natural Pool, also help to reduce these nutrients.
In chemical free water algae occur naturally just like in nature. Algae is not harmful to humans.
We control algae growth by reducing the phosphorous content in the water using a special Phostec filter.
Yes – as with any other pool you will need a building/fencing permit.
Our pools are built to NZ building codes and constructed to engineers specifications.
Councils can be in favour of our pools as the natural water when backwashed can be used for irrigation in the garden in contrast to normal pools where you backwash chemically treated water into the sewerage system.
Yes – we recommend a cover especially for our Living Pools.
A Natural Pool loses its aesthetics with a cover.
The swimming area of the Natural Pool can be covered, but you will have a heat loss through the open, planted filter areas.
No pool is without maintenance.
The chemistry of the natural water is self-regulating, You don`t have to test the ph, alkalinity and other parameters.
With a Living Pool, especially when covered, the actual maintenance can be kept to a minimum. Running the robotic cleaner several times a week, cleaning the skimmer
periodically and backwashing the Phostec filter every 2-3 months together with the occasional scrub of areas where the robot can`t get into is all you have to do.
A Natural Pool requires practically the same routine maintenance as the Living Pool but in addition it is necessary to look after the water plants. This requires routine ‘gardening’ like cutting back plants and removing dead leaves mostly in spring and autumn.
Our pools are at the higher end of swimming pools. Although natural they do have a costly sophisticated filtration system
For a Living Pool the estimated costs are approx. $2,500 per square metre of water.
For a Natural Pool the estimated costs are approx. $1,500 – $2,000 per square metre of water including the planted areas.
These costs in general include everything from the building consent, engineer input & excavations to the finished pool.
They do not include the coping, decking or any landscaping around the pool, these are all additional costs.
The estimated costs also do not include travel and accommodation expenses if you live further away.
- Complete design and construction of the project by our company from start to finish and can also include all your landscaping needs.
- Consultation, design and the supply and installation of the technical equipment. To save costs the building of the pool shell can be arranged by your builder or yourself.
- Converting your existing chlorine swimming pool into a Natural Swimming Pool.