Natural pools are fast growing in popularity in the UK. From a number of perspectives they offer something that almost all homeowners would want – the opportunity to swim outdoors in water that is free from large quantities of chemicals, such as chlorine, and does not damage the environment. At Compass Pools we have years of experience in providing high quality natural pools utilising our FreshWater Technology to properties across the country.
We utilise the most advanced forms of natural pool technology to eliminate many of the disadvantages traditionally associated with these types of pools. If you are interested in having one installed at your home, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.
Natural swimming pools without harsh chemicals
One of the major advantages of a natural swimming pool is that they do not use harmful chemicals in order to keep the water clean. This has a number of benefits: Firstly, there is no need to pay for the constant expense of buying chemicals, and secondly, the chemicals used to keep out bacteria can dry out your skin and sting your eyes, even when used in the correct amounts.
Using our Freshwater technology, our pools are not toxic to the plants & wildlife around them. Having a natural pool not only means that you avoid coming into contact with harmful chemicals, it also looks fantastic in your garden.
The next generation of natural pools, non-porous and free from bacteria
Traditionally natural pools have a number of complications which make them challenging to build and maintain. Natural pools mimic a river or stream environment with a reed bed or biological filter and a pump that keeps the water circulating so that the water is constantly refreshed. But in such a small body of water it is necessary to keep temperatures low enough to keep bacteria and viruses at bay – obviously this is much too cold for the majority of pool owners.
Furthermore, the PH in natural pools has typically been kept high. Not only does this damage the structure of the pool leaching the lime out of cement and damaging tiles from the structure of the pool, it also stings your eyes. The human body’s PH is typically around 7.25 with a natural pool sitting around 7.8 and above. While this might make it hard for bacteria to bread and avoid algae blooming, it also is substantially different causing irritation in our mucus membranes (eyes etc.).
Most pools are built using concrete which is not really suitable for a natural swimming pool as it is a porous environment that easily harbors bacteria. At Compass Pools we only use carbon ceramic composite which is entirely non-porous. This means that bacteria is kept out of your natural pool so it is safe to heat the pool to a more pleasant temperature and with the addition of our automatic cover can be heated free from the sun and topped up using an environmentally friendly air source heat pump. Our natural swimming pools start from £60,000.
How our eco-friendly pools work
One of the easiest ways for bacteria to enter a natural pool is through debris and vegetation falling in, so we have created a system that is able to overcome this issue. Using a combination of Ultra Violet and a glass filter, our O3 system adds oxygen molecules around the pool and jets them to cover its entire surface. This kills any bacteria that enters the pool by moving debris and dirt into the filter and preventing stagnant areas of water, which can harbour bacteria.
Our glass bed filter is located below the main body so that dirt that hits the surface can be taken away by the filter system. Once through the glass, water passes through both a high-flow and a low-flow filter and then onto a contained light ray tube (ultra violet) to kill off any remaining bacteria. Fresh water is then pumped back out.
Every natural swimming pool that we sell comes with 2 free microbiological tests so that you can feel completely confident in the cleanliness of the water.