Natural swimming pools are a must for any holiday rental owner wanting an eco-friendly, water-wise alternative to traditional swimming pools. In Cape Town, saving water has become more important than ever. Even if the 2018 water restrictions eased, water is no longer something that we can afford to take for granted. Many other destinations around the world are also waking up to the realisation that water is a precious commodity that needs to be preserved at all costs.
Natural swimming pools are not only environmentally friendly, however. They also require far less upkeep than regular swimming pools, while adding plenty of visual impact to your property. Keep reading to find out more about this type of pool, to see if it is a good choice for your holiday rental.
Why Consider a Natural Pool for Your Holiday Rental?
Some of the top reasons to consider a natural pool for your holiday rental property investment include the following:
- Minimal maintenance. Unlike a chlorine or salt water pool, this type of swimming pool requires very little maintenance. Natural pools are designed to be self-regulating, with carefully planned layers of rocks and plants. The only maintenance this type of pool requires is trimming of plants and emptying the leaf basket once in a while. Twice a year the pool will need an assessment, but no chemical intervention is ever required. This means that you won’t have to worry about cleaning the pool during your guests’ stays.
- Water purity. Due to the unique filtering of this pool, the water quality is far superior to chemically treated pools, with water clean enough to drink. Guests will never have to worry about burning eyes, dry hair, dry skin or any other reactions that can occur from a chlorine pool. The water is also clear, giving guests the chance to enjoy a dip in a refreshing pool that feels as pure as a mountain stream.
- Year-round swimming. The filtering system that keeps the water quality balanced also regulates temperature. That means that a natural pool is cool in summer and warmer in winter, allowing for year-round enjoyment. Your guests will be able to enjoy a swim, regardless of the weather. You won’t have to worry about pool covers, either, as the pool regulates and cleans itself.
There are a number of companies that specialise in natural pools in Cape Town. Costs will vary according to the size of your existing pool, whether it is a brand new pool that is installed, and various other factors. Some of the local companies in Cape Town include EcoPools, wetlandPOOLS, and Waterbrothers to name just a few.
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