Keen on a SWIM in your garden? Something to POND-er!
Have you ever wondered what the big deal is with Swim Ponds? Well, let me tell you! It’s two pools in one- working together to create a beautiful feature in your garden. What do I mean by this? You have a planted area, usually around the edge of the pond, where the plants feed hydroponically into the water. This will give your swim pond that wildlife look, with lush foliage that surrounds the pond. At the same time the plants help keep the pool clean naturally- which means little maintenance. You then have the swimming area, which you would find in the centre of the pond. This gives you a unique swimming experience without all the pond scum and bacteria you may find in a normal pond/lake. For the hot summer days, sitting next to your pond enjoying the sun, you will be able to cool off. For cold winter days, enjoy the beautiful pond which adds character to your garden and attracts wildlife. Doesn’t that sound great?
A swim pond creates a wonderful eco system for wildlife such as birds and dragonflies. If you do decide to have some “wildlife visitors” you may need to keep a net handy for those times when you are not swimming.