How To Build Your Own Natural Swimming Pool

Build your own swimming pool from recycled materials for a fraction of the cost of one installed by a professional contractor.

Do you have a big yard? David Pagan Butler does, and he’s added something incredible to it. He and his wife wanted a pool but not just any pool. They wanted a natural pool. This YouTube video from user PermacultureMedia shows how he made a chemical free swimming hole that blends perfectly into its surroundings.

I love that this is an alternative to chlorine. Chlorine smells so bad, is hard on your hair and skin, and fades those pricey swimming suits. The water in this pool is purified with biological filters, plants, and some solar energy.

How lovely would this look in your backyard?

Watch the video below for the full DIY instructions!