Natural pools are the latest big trend in home pool ownership. Eco-friendly and aesthetically beautiful, these pools began as a European design but have quickly spread across the United States. People love the implied luxury of having a naturally filtered pool that doesn’t require the same level of maintenance as traditional chlorine pools. Don’t be fooled, though. Natural pools still require quite a bit of care and the initial investment of building a natural pool is higher than other options.
If you are considering building a natural pool for your home, here are three reasons you will still need to hire a pool service in Bonita Springs.
Pump and Filtration Maintenance
While it’ true that natural pools don’t have the same kind of filtration needs as a chlorine or salt pool, they still require some level of maintenance. Natural pools work by using plants to filter the water, relying on them to draw contaminants out of the water as nourishment. These plants feed on the water hydroponically and exist in a separate area of the pool, typically much shallower than the swimming area. As water is filtered into this regeneration area it is cleaned of microorganisms and contaminants, then cycled back into the swimming area.
In an ideal world, this self-contained filtration system would perpetually work without issue, but if not properly serviced, a natural pool can easily become a breeding ground for harmful bacteria and undesirable plant growth. Fallen leaves, twigs, and other debris can clog the filter or damage the pump, disrupting the water flow and putting your pool at risk. Regular pool maintenance in Bonita Spring with SWFL Pool Solutions can prevent this and other filtration issues.
Algae and Mosquito Prevention
One of the most common issues encountered by natural pool owners in South Florida is the growth of algae and attraction of mosquito populations. Because these pests thrive on warmth and still waters, mosquitos are especially concerning. With potential for diseases like West Nile virus or St. Louis encephalitis, protecting yourself and your family is vital.
Pool maintenance in Bonita Springs helps to prevent the growth of algae and mosquito populations by clearing away microorganisms and debris that can promote these natural pool issues. With SWFL Pool Solutions, we can help you protect your family from the health hazards.
Water Safety Testing
Without the chemicals of traditional pool care, a natural pool can also create a breeding ground for dangerous bacteria that can cause serious illness. All bodies of water in South Florida carry at least some risk for flesh-eating bacteria, including pools. Bacteria in pools can also cause UTIs, e.Coli, and fungal infections. Natural pools don’t have the same protections of a chlorinated pool. Though the risk is very low, it still exists, and so requires pool service in Bonita Springs. Natural treatment for your pool can protect you, your family, and your pool.
At SWFL Pool Solutions, our vast knowledge and experience with all types of pools means we can help you keep your pool beautiful and maintained all season long. We can’t wait to help you enjoy your beautiful pool.