Swimming can be great exercise and a lot of fun! But the chlorine used in most pools can have some negative side effects, not the least of which is reliance on toxic (and finicky) chemicals. For health, environmental and aesthetic reasons, a lot of people have expressed interest in alternatives to chlorine pools, and luckily there are more and more options to get wet without smelling like cleaning products. A company called TechnoPure offers alternative pool systems that treat water by pumping it through a chamber containing coated titanium plates and copper and zinc ions. The units cost a relatively affordable $5,500. DEL Ozone makes ozone injectors that can reduce the need for chlorine up to 90% — there’s been one installed at the White House for years! Some systems rely on a combination of ozone and copper and silver ions, while others are saline, though saltwater pools result in the formation of chlorine in the water.

Worried about mosquitoes? Don’t be! According to Total Habitat’s president Mick Hilleary, natural predators and moving water make a natural swimming pools practically mosquito free. Hilleary says four tires stacked in your backyard will create 100 times more mosquitoes.

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Biotop started to establish its natural pool partner network as early as 1994. At that time, Biotop already had ten years of experience building natural pools. With the support of its partner network Biotop has succeeded in offering its customers a technically sophisticated product that meets high quality standards. More than 3,500 satisfied customers are proof of the unmatched quality of our natural pools. The partner network includes Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Israel, Italy, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and the USA.

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