Preparing your house and property for the summer months can be a daunting task, especially if you need to perform maintenance on your pools or decks. During the spring, some families even decide to add some new features to their yards to be enjoyed in the warmer months. The pond you see below would be a refreshing and beautiful addition to any home during the summer. With the help of David Pagan Butler, many families are finding a new way to add fun features to their yard.
A pond like this would be beautiful and serene.
Not only that, but it attracts amazing wildlife to the yard.
Imagine reclining by this cool water.
And then swimming in it!
What makes David’s ponds so special is that they are actually something called Organic Pools. These are natural swimming pools that allow the growth of wildlife and are environmentally friendly. “The nutrient level in an organic pool is carefully restricted so competition for the limiting nutrient (usually phosphorous) is fierce. In these circumstances, pond plants outperform algae, keeping it suppressed and barely hanging in at the margins. A pond, low in nutrients, is a healthy environment for wildlife. An organic pool is teeming with life.”
The organic pools are created in such a way so that they are safe to swim in, but don’t restrict plant growth.
In fact, the plants and animals that are attracted to the pond stop the growth of algae.
You can purchase guides that help you build your own organic swimming pools.
One of the most important things to remember is that the water is still completely clean and hygienic.
This isn’t your average pool.
If done correctly, the water will be drinking water quality AND benefits the wildlife.
To learn more about David’s Organic Pools, watch this video. If you’re interested in purchasing a DIY DVD about how to make your own pool, click here.
(H/T LifeBuzz) If you have enough space on your property, build an Organic Pool. Not only will you be helping the local wildlife and creating a peaceful place for you and your family to relax… but you’ll be the only person for miles around with a pool like this. Click below to share this awesome new pool idea. Cooling off in the summer should be a fun, enjoyable experience (and not a hot and sweaty drive to the beach).