Experience the Joy of Swimming in a Chemical-Free Natural Pool!
BioNova® Natural Swimming Pools (NSPs) are completely chemical-free, eco-friendly, and healthful for swimming. NSPs replicate and optimize the conditions found in naturally occurring bodies of water like ponds and lakes, providing water that is clean, clear, and purified the way Nature intended – with aquatic plants, beneficial bacteria, and helpful microbes.
With a broad range of design options from traditional rectangular natural pools to completely naturalistic swim ponds, the possibilities are limited only by your imagination! Start here to find inspiration for your Bionova natural pool!
BioNova® is the clear leader in Natural Swimming Pools in North America, with more successful installations and satisfied clients than all other systems providers combined. For proven results, the natural choice is BioNova® Natural Pools!
All BioNova® NSPs are designed and built by licensed BioNova® Dealer Partners and conform to the highest standards for water quality and bather health and safety. Each Partner has been trained to create these unique, sustainable watershapes in a variety of settings, and they are standing by to help make your wildest landscape dreams come true!
How Natural Pools Work
Natural pools are intended to be maintained without any chemicals and/or devices that would kill bacteria, microbes, animals, or plant life. The filtration, cleaning, and clarifying of bathing water takes place purely by hydraulic and biological processes. All bathers should know that the water is not disinfected or sterilized by any chemical or mechanical means and that the vessel should be regarded as a swimming pool for considerations of health and safety.
BioNova® Natural Swimming Pools (NSPs) are built to operate using the same biological principles and functions that Mother Nature uses to clarify and purify natural bodies of water like ponds, streams, and lakes. An NSP is a biologically active living system which provides the conditions for an ideal mix of beneficial microorganisms, aquatic flora, and fauna.
How Is the Water Cleaned?
All Natural Swimming Pools have a clearly defined swimming area and a constructed wetlands (regeneration zone) which consists of deep water, shallow, and marginal zones. In each of these zones are carefully selected aquatic plants which extract excess nutrients from the water and help with the cleaning of the pool. These plants are hydroponically rooted in gravel and other special aggregates. Water from the swimming area is pumped through these biological and botanical filters where the plants, microorganisms, and other small life forms clarify and purify the water. Skimmers and overflow channels remove leaves and other debris from the surface.
What Does an NSP Look Like?
The swimming and regeneration zones in the Natural Swimming Pool can be united (one-pot), or the regeneration zone can be either partially or completely separated from the swimming area of the pool (two-pot). A general rule of thumb is that about half of the pool is plant-free and designated for swimming while the other half is for regeneration and cleaning.
The design of the regeneration zone allows it to function like a natural reservoir for the biological cleaning process. Typically, very small energy-efficient pumps run 24/7 for the operation of the biological system and sometimes auxiliary pumps are used for additional cleaning cycles at intervals throughout the bathing season. Overflow channels can be replaced by skimmers that operate independent of the water level.