According to a New York Times article, this summer’s scorching heat in America and across the globe are now the norm. Researchers have found that most summers are now in the ‘hot’ or ‘extremely hot’ category when compared to the mid-20th century.
Extreme heat is difficult for most of us to deal with, and during those times we find ourselves staying inside shuttered homes with the air conditioning running most of the time. Outdoor Craftsmen encourages clients to embrace the heat (and take the opportunity to spend more time outdoors) by installing a natural swimming pool or cooling water feature.
Natural swimming pools are earth-friendly and chemical free and have become increasingly popular in recent years. The pool uses the same principles as nature to filer out harmful microorganisms. The pool has two parts – the swimming area and the zone that houses plants that feed hydroponically on the water to keep it clean and to clear out less-than-desirable elements.
Water passes through a filter into the ‘cleaning zone’, and the cleaned water goes back into the swimming area. There’s no need to be concerned about how the water stays clean without chlorine or other harsh chemicals, because the water is in constant motion as it passes through a biological filter (the constant movement of the water is also a brilliant mosquito deterrent).
Our pool designers are especially taken with the look of the pools they design, because the regeneration zone doubles as a beautiful water garden!
Read the New York Times article here.