Wild Swimming in a Natural Eco-DIY Swimming Pool

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I stumbled upon these DIY natural and organic swimming pools and was instantly intrigued. I love the idea, but I’m not sure I could really actually swim in one. Though I swim in the lake, which this seems to emulate, but smaller I guess, more like a pond, I still don’t really know what’s below me in the lake, and I like it that way. If I could see the fish and bugs and plants I was swimming alongside, I’m not sure I’d jump in at all.

But I love it for so many reasons. First, it’s completely chemical free so it’s healthy for people and wildlife. There are no chemical pesticides, which means the plants and animals maintain the health of the pool, oxygenating and filtering the water while removing the nutrients that allow algae to flourish. It uses solar energy for constant circulation, apparently costing a fraction of what a commercial chlorinated pool costs to build… AND you Do It Yourself!

Watch below…

If you can’t see the video above, go to: Natural Pools – Natural Pool selfbuild

Still, and as much as I hate chlorine {we’re working on a salt water hot tub situation} I’m not sure I’m hippie enough to swim wild. What do you guys think? They say in some organic pools, the water is so clean, it meets drinking standards.

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It looks so awesome & so great for so many reasons, but I dunno… Tell me could you swim wild?


LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Jo

    September 10, 2014 |

    I honestly feel the same as you. I love the idea but the thought of what might be under me would scare me. But oddly I’m okay with oceans and rivers but not lakes and ponds.

  • Always So Sweet

    September 10, 2014 |

    I don’t know about the wild ponds, etc. . . . . But, salt water hot tubs would be my choice!

  • tj

    September 10, 2014 |

    Why yes, I most definitely could, and I would LOVE to! I think there is probably much less muck at the bottom of these pools than there is in most rivers or ponds.

  • MA

    September 11, 2014 |

    I don’t swim much, but the hot tub sounds fabulous. I do love the pond idea as we have one in our yard, but just for the koi and fancy goldfish. 🙂

  • Evita

    September 30, 2014 |

    Eww no, i can’t! It’s a good idea but no way for me! It’s the opposite of what I like about a regular pool, that it is clear and there’s nothing in it!

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