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A Natural Swimpond Project - 2

After building the main structure, the next stage is to prepare the pond for filling with water. The bottom of the pond will have a finishing layer of concrete to give it a floor which can be vacuumed to keep it clean. Once the concrete has cured, the pond can be filled using water tapped from the spring, which continued to flow at a rate of 1 gallon per minute.

The layout plan illustrates the main swimming area surrounded with a wide marginal gravel and plant area which will be the filter beds. The water from the main pond will be pumped through the gravel filter beds and returned re-oxygenated back to the swimming pool. A range of wildlife will be attracted to the filter beds which are not intended for swimming. Beyond the marginal gravel beds, the borders will be landscaped.


  • Swimming Pond 2-1The main swimming pool with walls built from landscape blocks...
  • Swimming Pool 2-22. The cross section drawing that illustrates the deep swimming area and the marginal filtration bed...
  • Swimming Pool 2-3The bottom of the pond is to have a finishing surface of concrete. The morning of the concrete pour and the pump truck sets up. The walls are covered with polythene to keep them clean...
  • Swimming Pool 2-4The concrete is dyed black and a team of us work to get it laid in a day...
  • Swimming Pool 2-5A long reach hose is used to feed the concrete...
  • Swimming Pool 2-6Levelling as we go...
  • Swimming Pool 2-7Experienced screeders do the finishing...
  • Swimming Pool 2-8The final finishing...
  • Swimming Pool 2-9Creative thinking!
  • Swimming Pool 2-10The pool is filled with water from the spring we discovered during the initial excavation at about 1 gallon per minute. Meanwhile, the first loop of infiltration pipes are installed around the pool perimeter where the planting will be...
  • Swimming Pool 2-11The engine of the natural swim pond will be the planted gravel beds around the pool. The aerated water pumped from the pool will be delivered back through the gravel at 100 gallons per minute...
  • Swimming Pool 2-12The plan of the seating area by the pond with stone walls and a concrete bench. Some details are changing as we begin building, but the concept remains the same...
  • Swimming Pool 2-13Stone work is well underway on the building of the flight of stairs...
  • Swimming Pool 2-14
  • Swimming Pool 2-15Crushed gravel is placed over the pipes and up to the pool capping level...
  • Swimming Pool 2-16The gravel bed is done. The finished water level will rise to another ten inches above the capping and is being fed entirely from the spring we tapped into at the beginning of the excavation...
  • Swimming Pool 2-17Vacuuming the pond - silt from the gravel is settling from our initial circulating tests. The skimmer is not set up yet and so debris is also blowing in and settling. The main pond construction is done and we are almost ready for planting...
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