Eco-Friendly, Award Winning, Natural Swimming Pools
Course Title: Eco-Friendly, Award Winning, Natural Swimming Pools
Presented by California Bionova http://www.californiabionova.com/
Introduction to an innovative method of building eco-friendly swimming pools (no chemicals, no salt) that can be incorporated into Architecturally significant projects such as Net-Zero builds and eco-resorts. Our Natural Swimming Pools (NSPs) have been instrumental in earning prestigious awards from Architectural design projects to regional Landscape and Eco-living awards. BioNova® provides extensive experience in NSP design and construction, having built natural pools for over 25 years and with a proven track record of public and private installations on 5 continents. During this time of drought, our NSP’s allow for an alternative in landscaping. Studies have shown that replacing an irrigated area such as a lawn with a covered swimming pool will conserve water. They also provide a beautiful landscape feature with lush plants including flowering varieties without run off irrigation. It is very simple to harmonize the NSP design with the overall site and architecture vernacular with various styles from traditional lap pools to free formed natural swimming ponds. We can also convert existing chemical pools to Natural Swimming Pools.
1) Describe an NSP including specific health/safety and permitting requirements.
2) Understand biological filtration versus chemical sterilization.
3) Introduce water quality standards, including bacterial standards, the health benefits of natural swimming pools and the safety issues associated with Swimming Ponds.
4) Gain an understanding of how the NSP fits into a desired sustainable building or remolding project.