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Swimponds by Michael Wheat

Your very own 100% natural freshwater swimming pond.

Your personal swimming paradise right in your own back garden

  • Imagine. No chlorine, no stinging eyes, no itchy skin.
  • No stark blue rectangular eyesore, scarring your garden.
  • Just a beautiful natural-shaped fresh water pond
  • Populated by Dragonflies, Damsel Flies, Crested Newts and …you!
  • Close your eyes and think of that glorious, indescribably beautiful feeling of cool, clear, fresh water washing over your body.
  • The image you’ve conjured up may sound just a little too good to be true – but, what might seem to be a fantastical pipe-dream can now become a wonderful reality.
  • We’ll design, install and maintain for you, your very own Freshwater Swimming Pond.

Your Swimming Pond’s natural filtration systems work 24/7 to keep the water sparkling fresh and clean.

A conventional swimming pool uses chemicals to kill off the water’s micro-organisms. But, a natural freshwater swimming pond is different. The job of cleaning is carried out by remarkably obliging micro-organisms which co-exist in a state of happy equilibrium with nature.

Self Cleaning Filtration Installation

Surprisingly, provided the main body of water is sufficiently deep and large, clean, clear water is the naturally occurring state in lakes and ponds.

Our Freshwater Swimming Ponds are specifically designed and built to imitate this state. In fact, they provide the perfect example of harnessing nature’s amazing intelligence.

The fundamental principle of a swimming pond is as follows. NO CHEMICALS needed and a filtration that cleans it self.

Use the natural purifying elements of micro-organisms and plants to sustain water which is clear, healthy and clean.

Filter Installation

Ponds by Michael Wheat fit a self cleaning filter. In nature, the whole body of the water acts as the filter. The microscopic life-forms effectively filter the water as it passes through.

However, it’s not quite that simple. We do need to give nature a helping hand.

In swimming ponds, we have to keep the nutrient levels low. This enables the zooplankton to control the algae, hence preventing the growth of blanket weed (string algae). We manage this by using a small pump to filter the water through shingle. Plants also help by absorbing nutrients from the water. By controlling the nutrients in this way, algae won’t flourish and the result is … beautiful, healthy, clean and clear swimming water!

Your Freshwater Swimming Pond will be constructed to the very highest standards of hygiene. The standards we apply are those required by the German Swimming Pond Association (tougher than both the British and International Swimming Pond standards).

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