We’re often asked if it’s possible to convert a swimming pool to a swim pond. Sometimes owners are tired of dealing with algae blooms, odour and maintenance. Or it may be that a pool is showing its age and needs a new lease of life.
Conversion is generally possible as long as there is space to create some shallows. This shallow zone of swim ponds is where the water cleaning and filtration happens. Conversion also involves adding a pump to move water into this regeneration area.
Advantages of swim ponds over standard swimming pools
- Use less water
- Minimal maintenance
- Reduced costs
- Better for the environment
- Much more pleasing to look at
- Can be designed to match the garden environment and style
Transforming a swimming pool into a swim pond may cost less than you think. Groundworks are a major part of the costs in swim pond installation. It may also be possible to reuse or extend the life of existing equipment.