If you consider making your own swimpond, but you do not want to disorganise your garden by artificial element swimpond it is a good choice for you. It has its own natural look and at the same time it is suitable for swimming. It becomes harmonic element of your garden and in the modern garden architecture it is placed on the top.
If you consider making your own swimpond, but you do not want to disorganise your garden by artificial element swimpond it is a good choice for you. It has its own natural look and at the same time it is suitable for swimming. It becomes harmonic element of your garden and in the modern garden architecture it is placed on the top. Water in the swimpond does not cause any alergic reaction because you do not use chlorine and chemical preparation which are used in the classical swimming pools and as a reason of this it does not cause itching of the skin and eyes. Germs are destroyed by UV-lamp, in the classical swimming pool by inappropriate dosing of swim chemicals can these germs very quickly extend themselves. If we compare swimpond with classical swimming pool it has a big advantage of being used during the whole year – because water is not let out during winter. During spring and autumn/fall it makes architectual element in the garden, in summer it offers possibility of pleasant refreshing while swimming and in winter its frozen top can be used for ice skating. In fact the only criteria for placing swimpond in your garden is placing the swimpond in the area where the direction of the wind is dominant in the given locality, because in great extent it influences the right process of the swimpond´s filtration. The wind guides flow on the surface and helps to mix the water from filtration part into the swimming zone and the way to skimmer. The size which is necessary for swimpond depends on the area of the garden but in comparison to classical swimming pool we should not forget on the necessary filtrating part and surrounded composition, Adequate filtrating area besides its significant function of biological filtration fulfils the task of solar heating. Water inside is heated quickly and gets into the swimming zone very quickly staying warm up to the night hours. The water plants are not planted in the swimming zone so it does not limit the area of swimming. Swimming season in our geographical latitudes takes from May up to September. In the table we show the examples of optimal measurement to keep suitable rate between swimming and filtrating zone for placing the natural running of biological filtration.
|Swimming zone||3x3m||Swimming zone||3x6,5m||Swimming zone||3,5x9m|
|Swim depth||1,10m||Swim depth||1,35m||Swim depth||1,60m|
|Water surface||45m2||Water surface||65m2||Water surface||85m2|
|Complete ground surface||60m2||Complete ground surface||83m2||Complete ground surface||107m2|
Excavation and building swimming part from bricks can client usually make himself – saving the part of costs. As a second step it is necessary to place pond liner and it is adviseable to let it done by specialists. You can choose from classical PVC liner or EPDM caoutchouc liner firm Firestone, this one has higher lifespan and her 300% expansivity up to -45° C makes it impossible to crack, and helps to adapt to bumpiness of terrain. We suggest filtration for the swimpond individually. It depends on the area and content of the swimpond and from the financial potential of clients.You can choose filter from PVC, fibreglass or stainless steel. It is necessary to reserve 70 % of the water zone of the swimpond. for planting filtrating waterplants and for swimming 30% when the filtration is not adequate. While if you choose adequate biological filtration waterplants need only 20% of the watersurface and 80% is for swimming.
What is considered as important is skimmer with suitable size and flow. It will keep the water surface clean without leaves, pollen, insects and other dirt that often fall to the bottom, decay, and burden filtrating system. Maintenance is very similar to classical swimming pool. It is related to disposal of the rough dirt fasted in the skimmer, letting out scum and from time to time cleaning the bottom with pond vacuum cleaner. We should remove withered parts from the water plants and in the autumn/fall we should cut the leaves of the water plants – mainly by water lily that has no filtrating importance - it belongs only to decorative element of the swimpond. Running costs are lower than costs of the classical swimming pool, related only with expenses for pump drive and UV-lampt. It is important to pay attention and not let into the water fertilizer or other chemicals, soil because it could damage biological balance.