Cool Off In These Beautiful Natural Swimming Pools

Swimming can be great exercise and a lot of fun but the chlorine used in most pools can have some negative side effects. For health, environmental and aesthetic reasons, a lot of people have expressed interest in alternatives to chlorine pools.

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One elegant, eco-friendly solution that has had enthusiastic supporters in Europe for decades is the so-called natural swimming pool, which is slowly beginning to gain buzz in the U.S. Managed properly, natural swimming pools have crystal clear water and require no chemicals to maintain, as they are self-cleaning mini-ecosystems. The result is a beautiful, ecologically diverse system that is relatively inexpensive to construct.

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