Landscape & Garden Design ProjectsTraditional Swimming Pool & Hot Tub, Sussex
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Designing for wellbeingThe RHS Feel Good Garden, designed by Matt Keightley, was a real focus at the show this year. Designed to highlight how gardens can help improve mental and physical health, the space had wide walkways that cut through generous banks of planting, and tiered bench seating creating a calm space in which to sit and relax. The entire garden was designed to “put the garden user at complete ease” and it was a simple and uncluttered space.How to get the lookTo design a garden as a place for contemplation and relaxation, pay close attention to your walkways and seating areas, as these will become key. Think of the garden as a series of views and vistas and tuck in small seating nooks and areas to rest as you travel around the space.
Dive inPerhaps you like the idea of being able to swim in your garden, but don’t want the harsh-blue, chemically augmented pool that this usually entails. Why not consider a natural pool? This one is rectangular, but you can also create more organic shapes using rocks to landscape. A natural pool needs to be planted with oxygenating plants at varying depths. Reeds, waterlillies and other water plants will do the job. These plants consume harmful bacteria, decontaminate the water and prevent algal growth. The result? A pond that looks great, but is also good for you and the environment.
Consider a natural swimming poolAs the climate gets milder, more garden owners than ever are considering installing a swimming pool. If you’re in a position to go for this level of luxury, and really want to impress, then get a natural swimming pool. You will need a large garden, because it requires some space for both the pool and the ‘treatment zone’, which is where plants are used to treat the water naturally rather than with chemicals.Install one of these and you will have a crystal-clear pool while helping the environment. Sure, wildlife will want to share it with you, but even traditional pools get ducks flying in. This pool looks completely at home in its country surroundings.