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Ratio of cost between a natural pool and conventional

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David, I was wondering what the installation cost of one of your pools would be, assuming that its the size of a typical underground pool.

My thinking is that these ponds would be cheaper, more aesthetically pleasing, and less work than a typical underground pool once its in place. Is this correct? Typically, how much cheaper would a pond be compared to a regular swimming pool of the same size? I think installing these ponds can be a good way to get permaculture designers into the mainstream if people can market themselves well.


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Hi Jesse,
my larger pool (20m x 15m total area with a 5m x 11m swimming zone) cost me around £6000. This doesn't include my labour of course. Probably a fair ratio would be around 50-60%
Yes they are certainly aesthetically more pleasing and far easier to maintain than a conventional outdoor pool.

Yes I agree.
Natural Swimming Pools, fit so neatly within permaculture principles and have the power to engage a wider audience, rekindling the notion a lot of us have forgotten through detachment, that being immersed in nature, is being healthy!
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