Natural water purification in the swimming pond - it depends on the plants!


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If you want to have something for a long time from your swimming pond, you have to pay attention to the water purification. How it works naturally can be found here.

Swimming pond algae water purification

Even though summer often leaves something to be desired in Germany, it does exist, the hot days of July and August, when people want to beam themselves to the Mediterranean after their work is over. Now, of course, only a few are granted, so it's not surprising that more and more people are creating their own little water paradise. The basic requirement is of course that in the garden or at the house the appropriate space for pool or swimming pond is available.

The easiest way to create cool water is certainly the swimming pool, which is now available in tens of versions. The advantage is that it is relatively fast, but disadvantageous, it offers only a limited volume. If this variant is not enough, thinks bigger and toying with a swimming pond. Ideally, a gem for humans and animals is created - provided that the water in the pond remains clean in the long term.

Basically before the creation of a swimming pond

Stake off the ground, dig out the pit, take care of the inflow of water - that's it - it's not that easy. First of all, you have to think about what you actually want and how much additional work you want to do.

General difference: swimming pond and natural pool

Those who are not explicitly concerned with the topic, will see no difference between a swimming pond and a natural pool. However, the expert distinguishes here very well, because even if both variants are visually similar, the sticking point lies in the detail - more precisely, the water purification. The pool and pond water "tilt" may be known to anyone who has ever dealt with the matter. Algae infestation is the result, caused by leaves, pollen and flowers. The natural pool requires some technology (pumps, filters) to clean the water, while a swimming pond can do without it. Here, especially plants take over the task of water treatment, according to the experts of pool-for-nature.com. Nevertheless, the surface of the water should be vacuumed from time to time by skimmer.

Biological water treatment in the swimming pond

The principle of water purification in a swimming pond is modeled on nature. Finally, large lakes are also without technical filter systems. The main work is carried out by aquatic plants, bacteria, animal organisms (zooplankton) and their plant counterparts - phytoplankton.

Avoid mistakes in plant selection

Before you choose suitable plants for your swimming pond in the garden and pond center, you should know the following:

Unlike a garden pond, a swimming pond is populated with significantly fewer plants. It does not depend too much on the amount of leaves seen on the surface, but primarily on the subterranean parts of the plant - the roots and rhizomes. Through the roots of the plant, the vital oxygen is transported down to the deep, thus providing the biological balance.

Which plant species are optimal for your swimming pond?

Swimming pond water lilies

The choice of plants is therefore limited primarily to submerged aquatic plants, that is, those specimens that are completely "submerged" under water. To join floating plants, the best known here is the water lily. However, you must make sure that the Schwimmblattpflanzen the plants do not remove the light. In order to give the swimming pond the typical appearance, reed plants are also set to shore. More information about this plant on wasser-wissen.de.

Plants for the swimming pond

Now that I have told you the meaning of the different plant species, here are a few concrete suggestions and always a lot of fun with your new swimming pond.

Underwater plantsfloating plantsReed plants (shore plants)
needle herbWater hyacinthbulrush
waterweedSchimmfarnGlyceria maxima
chickweedMuschelblumerush
source mosswater lilybur-reed
water springwater mimosaWasserdost
luroniumwater chestnutPseudacorus

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