A Woodland Natural Swimming Pool

David Pagan Butler
Tuesday, 14th October 2014

Natural swimming pools are beautiful, clean and wildlife friendly. 

Here we visit Ben Law's stunning pool, tucked away in his woodland. Not only is this pool natural, self-cleaning and chemical free, but Ben has used larch from the surrounding woodland to create the main shape plus the decking and nearby wildlife lookout is also home grown timber. He hasn't used any concrete blocks or cement in his design, preferring gabions to stabilise the integrity of the walls. This means his pool is even more ecologically designed, using natural materials and a some steel cages to retain the rocks.

An entirely natural and sustainable pool!

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