ELEMENTAL
ECOSYSTEMS

Natural Swimming Pool

Swimming in nature's beauty.

location:
Elmwood, Illinois
SIZE:
6 Acres
FEATURES:
natural swimming pool, hugelcultures

​​​Located at a wonderful bed and breakfast in Elmwood, IL, this Natural Swimming Pool was designed to provide a beautiful and healthy water feature within the landscape to enjoy throughout the seasons. The material produced from the excavation of the water feature was used to create a Hugelkultur, making use of woody waste on-site and providing a perimeter border for the property.

Plants and bacteria living in the shallow zones around the pond filter and purify the water while the waterfall circulates the water, providing additional oxygen and vitality. Around the swimming pool grows a diverse mix of vegetables, fruits, and flowers engaging all of the senses. This system has been thoroughly enjoyed by both the family and visitors of the bed and breakfast.

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