Above ground pond
In general: Recreational Ponds are treated biologically, that is, there is no chlorine or other chemicals are used. This is all common natural pond construction. It is important to achieve and to understand the biological relationships a nutrient-poor environment is.
Nutrients are always the basis for the formation of algae and possible mass development of algae. The decisive parameter here is the total phosphorus content of Wassers. Niemals a pond – and no matter how technically upgraded – be as sterile as the classic pool. A biofilm lining is as important as temporarily existing algae, frog, or other aquatic life that are precisely grateful for the biological water.
If accepted, a swimming pond prospect has a pond added value, which is priceless. Nature watching, quality of life, fun, and wellness in your garden.
Typology: What types are there?
The construction, of course, recycled water are varied. Little more it is possible to speak of “the swimming pond” without defining in detail what is meant in each case. It’s not just a matter of design but also a question of water quality and the method used for water treatment. Therefore, different types or categories can be described by biological.
The recommendation will be revised by the way in the foreseeable future, and therefore the types described herein. Below is an attempt to describe a contemporary classification that serves the swimming pond prospective decision support.
It should be noted that the design of a system does not allow us to conclude the technology used or the operation. An organic, near-natural appearing swimming pond system can be operated very technically. can the other way round also an architectural, minimalist system be provided with little or no equipment.
The use of technology to build a natural swimming pool and swimming ponds is done firstly for reasons of ease of care and to improve and stabilize water quality. Maintenance work such as fishing out of leaves or the removal of sediments can be reduced when operating with a surface suction that removes the dirt “automatically”.
How to keep a pond clean for swimming?
An improvement in the water quality is achieved by the passage of filter bodies. With proper design as a reduction in nutrients and germ reduction can be achieved.
What is the maintenance effort?
Many swimming pond owners started with this consideration their Schwimmteichbau: “Less lawn means less work.” The opposite is quickly the case the weekly lawn mowing, that’s right But following the regular Bodenabsaugen or the annual extraction of sludge, cleaning the pool walls, the.. regular cleaning of the pump and that commissioning in the spring and decommissioning in the fall, and so on.
Moreover, that has under a swimming pond presented one or another something else: complete there are not pure basin walls in the swimming pond. Even in the natural pool formed again a covering. Even if the cleaning robot travels regularly – it is slippery and the treatment area colonizes sludge and algae.
The maintenance required is highly dependent on the cleanliness requirements of users. Essentially it comes to remove biomass: extraction of sludge, pruning of plants, and removal of growing algae and so increasing eutrophication of the swimming pond to avoid.
The alternative: The assignment of the care and maintenance of a professional who makes several times a year in the swimming pond for a clear view and clean conditions.
What is biological water treatment?
Biological water treatment takes primarily by the factors “biofilm” and “Water Plant” statt. Biofilm settles on all wet and wet-dry surfaces so on films, substrate grains, stones, and aquatic plants and is visible in the form of a “slimy” covering. The cohabitation of the biofilm is self-sufficient by the absorption of nutrients from the wet environment and thus contributes to the reduction of nutrients and the germ reduction of the bathwater.
The main tasks of planting are nutrient consumption and oxygen production (especially the underwater plants), gas exchange (banks planting), and shading the water surface. Both in the green mass of plants and algae, as well as in the growing biofilm nutrients are retained and bound.
In a further step, they must be removed from the system “swimming pond”.
This is done as part of regular maintenance by harvesting of plant biomass and removal of sediment and biofilm. That is, the systems must be designed so that this vital step can be accomplished, for example, by an efficient backwash of filter bodies, which is removed at the grown-up biofilm.
Incidentally, fish have no place in such small waters. Eating plants or zooplankton excrete and make nutrients again available. Everything comes by itself but must remain: newts, frogs, dragonfly larvae, water striders, whirligig beetles, or small isopods.
The right way to the swimming pond
The swimming pond is a unique combination of benefits for nature, nature experience, wellness, and relaxation at home. If the product to users fits, it provides a swimming pond, a high quality of life. This is much more valuable than the dispute with the swimming pond builders who worry about growing algae or the pursuit of the always clean pool wall.