Pool to Pond

Pool to Pond is the conversion of the backyard swimming pool into a natural pond – with aquatic plants and fish. Apparently “pool to pond” has been around for a number of years, but it was only last year I heard about it.

In Australia there are a *lot* of backyard swimming pools, about 13% of the houses in the country have one. I bet there are many that aren’t being used very often anymore (usually once the kids have grown up).

Converting your pool to a pond is a great way of helping the environment while making your pool a lot more practical (and you can still swim in it!).

I’ve looked at quite a few on the internet, and they range from simple to elaborate. Here’s a short (1.5 mins) video interview with one lady who converted her pool:

Have you converted your pool to a pond? Would you?

2 comments on “Pool to Pond

  1. That’s a good idea. Where I live has both ponds and pools. If you don’t swim, it would be a good idea.

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