Piscine

How to Build a Natural Swimming Pool|Hardcover

Table of Contents

Foreword 6

1 What is a Naturally Filtrated Swimming Pool? 9

Natural versus traditional pools 9

Advantages of natural pools 11

2 The Development of Natural Pools 13

A little history 13

System providers or self-build? 16

3 Basic Considerations for Pool Water 19

Biological basics for water purification 19

Chemistry basics 24

Hygiene parameters 37

Chemical criteria for fill-up water and construction material 38

4 Filter Systems and Construction Types 41

Running water and standing water: hydraulic types of natural pools 41

Purification factors: filtering variants of natural pools 43

Single- or multi-area: partitioning options for natural pools 77

Supporting wall on or under sealing: construction types of natural pools 78

5 Basic Models of Natural Pools 81

Model 1 The swimming pond (single-area system without technical installations) 83

Model 2 Swimming pond with surface flow 84

Model 3 Body of running water with Technical Wetland filtration 85

Model 4 Body of running water with Biofilm-accumulating Substrate Filter 86

Multiple-area systems 88

Financial Requirements 89

6 A Step-by-step Construction Guide 91

Planning the pool 91 Materials 102

Constructing the natural pool 123

7 Planting Design in and around Natural Pools 135

Learning from nature 135

Depth zones for artificial ponds and natural pools 141

Design considerations for plantings natural pools 143

Plant selection for specific conditions 152

Plant examples for use within the pool 159

Sample planting concepts for different themes 182

Planting techniques 190

8 Animals in the Pool? 195

Uninvited guests 195

Invited guests 196

Undesirable guests 198

9 Maintenance 203

Cleaning constructed elements in the swimming area 203

Controlling the water level 206

Maintaining water quality 208

Algae control 214

Hygiene control 223

Maintaining plantings 225

Maintaining filter bodies 233

Servicing technical installations 234

10 Case Studies 237

Austria 238

Germany 252

United Kingdom 272

United States of America 286

Bibliography and References 304

Suppliers 311

Useful Information 317

Index 319

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