Natural Swimming Pools & Ponds

Natural swimming pools use various methods of water filtration that do not involve adding or manufacturing any chemicals to maintain the clear safe water to swim in. They re-create an environment akin to that of a clear river, water hole or creek that you can safely swim in.

Most of the systems have european origins. A listing follows of the systems which have previously been or are currently being installed in Australia. In my research and discussions with designers and installers I understand that only the Hyrdobalance system has a solid track record in Australia.


Bio nova

  • Appear to be inactive in Australia currently.
    • Previously represented by Peter Watson.
    • No response was received to a request for an Australian installer / representative made to the parent company in late 2014.



  • One of the most widely used natural pool systems.
  • Uses an aggregate filter through which water is pumped at a low pressure / speed but on a 24 x 7 basis through summer.
  • The filtration bed doesn’t need to contain plants and can be on displayed or covered (eg under a deck).
  • GartenArt is the local partner who provides design services and supplies components –
  • Pool builders:

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