How to Build a Natural Swimming Pool

Douglas Buege and Vicky Uhland explain how to build a natural swimming pool on your homestead, includes information on pool zoning, natural filtration, sealing the pool and algae control.

A cross-section of a natural pool, showing the plant zone and swimming area. After compacting a thin layer of soil, a liner and gravel were applied to the pool's bottom. A floating dock equipped with a ladder provides easy access into and out of the pool.
A cross-section of a natural pool, showing the plant zone and swimming area. After compacting a thin layer of soil, a liner and gravel were applied to the pool's bottom. A floating dock equipped with a ladder provides easy access into and out of the pool.
MELANIE POWELL