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Learn how to have luxury sustainably. Living off-grid does not automatically mean you have to give up all of your luxuries. Earthships naturally provide your basic needs, and can use surpluses to enhance the space immediately outside of the earthship, such as gardens, pools, and more.
Natural Pools. A natural pool is a swimming pool in which no chemicals or devices that disinfect or sterilize water are used, and all clarifying and cleaning of the water is achieved purely with the motion of the water through biological filters and plants rooted hydroponically in the system.
It is called a ‘’natural pool’’ because the filtration systems used have biological equivalents in the natural world. In fact if there isn’t an example of the type of filtration being used in the natural world then it is not seen to be naturally filtered.
A natural pool consists of two different “zones”.
The “swimming zone” is the area intended for swimming that resembles a conventional swimming pool or pond. There are no plants here, just clean water to enjoy.
The regeneration zone is a physically separated zone consisting a lined overflow pool filled with specific filtration substrate (gravel, sand or lavastone) and flora. Plants used for water regeneration can be supplemented with decorative flowering species to create an attractive water garden environment. The biological processes that clean the water take place in this zone.The regeneration zone can be placed adjacent to the swimming area or in a remote location depending on the space available.
Because of their reliance on natural environmental factors, each natural pool system is built with consideration to the region and climate where it’s created. Construction elements such as the biological filter and the combination of contaminant ridding plants vary with each pool.