Get swimming just in time for summer, not in chlorine, but in a natural Aquascape Recreation Pond. This low-maintenance, organic pool provides a personal paradise for any landscape and includes a range of environmental and user benefits.
“I think we can all recall a time in our childhood when the fascination we had with the discovery of water and the life it supports was like exploring another world,” reminisces Patrick Handley of Aquascape Supplies. “Full of creatures and movement that sparked our imagination. We played for days on end in the local creek or dam, taking off in the morning and only coming back late for dinner, full of stories of our latest discoveries.”
Water is the conduit to our senses. A waterfall or creek will draw you in to a primordial place, and is scientifically proven to elevate mood and promote mental wellbeing. It is a natural human instinct to yearn to live near water, but many Australians are not able to live close to a river, creek, pond, or beach.
This is why creating a living pond or waterfall is a perfect way to include water in your outdoor space.
Aquascape Supplies Australia has seen a rise in the popularity of its recreation ponds across Australia over the last few years, with many homes now enjoying a piece of paradise in their outdoor space. Residents can swim and snorkel among the fish and plants in a private billabong during summer and are still able to enjoy the pond as part of the garden in the cooler months.
The non-structural recreation ponds are built into the ground by terracing the earth to create shape and depth prior to placing the geotextile underlay and Firestone EPDM rubber liner membrane. Once in place, the liner is then covered with rock and pebble to create a natural appearance. Each design is unique and can incorporate features such as beach areas, diving rocks, bench seats and decorative spill bowls, all dependent on the size of the area and budget.
An Aquascape Recreational Pond is designed as a natural ecosystem that works with nature to provide crystal clear water, utilising an Aquascape Wetland Filtration System. A wetland works just like a biological filter by creating an area in your pond, thick with naturally-filtering plants in addition to rocks and gravel, which provide a surface for bacterial colonisation – nature’s own filters. This means that a wetland, while naturally beautiful and pleasing to the eye, is a great filtration method that will help keep your water looking crystal clear.
The water is naturally clear and fresh, which promotes the body’s internal and external health and longevity, in direct contrast to the harsh chemicals of chlorine that are scientifically proven to damage the body over time.
There are many benefits of a recreation pond:
- Fresh water that is delightfully chlorine-free
- Year-round enjoyment
- Low maintenance, low running costs
- Supports local wildlife
- A private snorkelling aquarium
- Helps to cool and fireproof the home
- A perennial aquatic garden
Aquascape Supplies Australia has contractors located Australia-wide who have extensive education and training on Aquascape products and construction methods in order to construct these incredible works of art for clients.
Visit Aquascape Supplies Australia’s website for products and advice or enquire via the links below to find a contractor in your area who can help you create a stunning natural recreation pond in time for summer.