While plunge and infinity pools are having a moment in Southeast Asia, thanks to the enviable villas
in places such as Boracay, Palawan, Bali, and as far as Phuket (all
of which you can rent for your beach holidays), there is a new kind
of swimming pool that is starting to gain ground in the region.
Called natural pools or swimming ponds, this type of pool uses a
system such as state-of-the-art filtration systems or regeneration
zones, which eliminates the use of chemicals and machines to clean
the water. As a result, these pools are not only
environment-friendly, but are also a healthier alternative for the
household. Interested in installing on for you home? Read up below to
find out more:
type of plants go well with my swimming pond?
known as hydrophilic or hydrophilic, these plants are ideal for those
who want to make their pool not just effective, but also pleasing on
the eyes. While some species live totally submerged, others keep only
roots and stems covered by water. Some species are more for
decorating and landscaping, while others are ideal for enhancing the
ecosystem of your pond. Plants that live fully submerged, however,
can withdraw nutrients directly from the water - some of these are
floating and have short, simple roots. Know the most common - but ask
yourself before choosing the ideal plant and make sure that it will
not disturb anything in your project. Some good plants include
victoria-regia, white lotus, lotus, leather hat, water reed, murray
tick, and water lettuce to name a few.
should I build my swimming pond?
the terrain should be flat and away from ripples, ravines, wetlands,
and rocky areas. Aside from that, professionals also advise against
placing them in old embankments, recessed locations, and under trees
and roof gutters, which will make cleaning and maintenance much more
complicated. Most structures of this type have a depth ranging from
0.4 to 0.8 m and a perimeter of approximately 1m or 1m20cm. This type
of pool can also take on any form, although the rectangular shape is
the most common.
can I keep my swimming pond clean?
pH of the water should always be measured with specific appliances
and the carbonate level is the same. The amount of nitrogen compounds
is another important point to watch out for, which are released with
fish feces (if you decide to put fishes as well). This can be
controlled with efficient filtration, which avoids the need for
partial or total exchange of lake water. Placement of a biofilter and
installation of pumps are also a good idea, the same goes for filters
and water pH meters of your water system. If you are unsure, our
advice is to consult with a spa and pool professional. They will be able to guide you about what should be the
ideal size of each equipment and other details to have the beautiful
detail in the garden without major concerns. Another very important
detail is that the filter cleaning box should be installed in an
easily accessible location, and can be hidden with some plants.
should I build a swimming pond?
enough, Metro Manila and other urban areas lack places to swim in.
Usually, people would have to drive to nearby provinces such as
Batangas and La Union. But, if you have the budget and space in your
backyard, you can always embark on building a swimming pond for your
family. In addition to the aesthetic aspect, having a pool in the
garden enhances the environment by reflecting the plants and produces
more moisture in tropical climates. Anyone who has a little corner of
water at home knows how good it is to meditate and relax or to get
their head in order after an exhausting day.
can I find professionals to build my pool project?
ponds are not very common in big cities in Southeast Asia, but it is
gaining popularity in more rural regions, where space and nature are
abundant. If you are looking to build your own swimming pond, you can
always go on homify and get free advice from our list professionals
available in the country. If you want to know more about pools,