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When the temperatures rise, many of us wish we had a pool to dive into. But as refreshing as the traditional back yard swimming pool may be, they are also usually quite polluting, as they use harsh cleaning chemicals which are difficult to dispose of safely, and which can also harm skin.
The second filtration system runs during the day and is connected to a biotop patented, self cleaning, self adjusting skimmer that takes all the surface water over a 8 hour period and clears any surface debris such as leaves to reduce the amount of wind-blown debris reaching the pool, and cuts down on cleaning.
These two systems working together provide some of the most reliable and efficient filtration available for natural swimming pools.
If you want to go even more natural than that, there are also Living Pools, which are slightly different. These are based on the same concept of Natural Swimming Pools, but function without the plants. Instead, they work by passing the water through a Phostec Ultra filter and biological filter medium to clean and clarify the water resulting in clean clear water all year round.
Finally, oxygenator technology can purify pool water safely.
This is a technology which generates four powerful natural disinfecting oxidisers from the water: hydroxyl (OH), atomic oxygen (O1), hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and molecular oxygen (O2). Copper inoisation is then combined with the ‘oxygenator’ technology to guard against algae buildup. A high oxygen content in water means viruses, bacteria, yeast, fungi and protozoa are neutralised to the point where the pool water is actually fit to drink.
Whether biological or natural or oxygenated, there are certainly more organic–and beautiful–alternatives to the typically harsh chemical pools featured in most back yards.
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