Natural Swimming Pond 2020

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Location
Macquarie ACT 2614
Garden Type
    • Type
    • Low maintenance, low water needs, edibles included

About Natural Swimming Pond

Natural swimming pond based on European principles. A DIY pond created by the retired owner set in a small private granny flat garden of low maintenance plants. Motivated by 20 years as a farmer in a drought stricken area, looking for submersion in chemical free during the increasingly hot summers. Recycled concrete retaining wall, holds a pond with plants in a gravel bed filter with recirculating water via a small low energy pool pump run during the hours my solar system is active. The swim zone is created with an old circular spa shell. It is a favourite place for the local birds, many bees and insects.

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2020
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Passive heating cooling
    • Cross ventilation
      Deciduous planting around house
      External planting
      Passive solar designed home
      Shading
      Thermal mass
Garden Design Specifications
    Garden and Waste Reduction
      • Waste Reduction Practices
      • Compost all food scraps
        Recycle
        Prioritise repairing over replacing
        Swap with friends and neighbours

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