A Natural Swimpond Project - 2After 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.