Welcome to the BTL Knowledgebase. Ever since we started lining ponds, creating covers, and helping people with their projects, we've gotten asked a lot of questions. Many of these questions are repeatedly asked, so we put together the BTL knowledgebase to help answer any questions you had about a particular subject. We are adding new questions every month, so continue to check back often!
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Does a natural swimming pool require a permit?
A natural swimming pond requires the same permissions and permits as a traditional chlorine pool.Read More
Does a natural pool need chemicals?
A natural pool with the proper filtration system should require no use of outside chemicals.Read More
Should you skim a natural pool?
Periodic skimming will remove any debris from your pool like leaves, twigs, other plant life, or algae.Read More
Is a natural pool more expensive?
A natural pool may cost more than a standard pool when it comes to initial investment, but will be much easier and cheaper to maintain in the long run.Read More
Where should I build a natural pool?
Make sure that your pool isn't placed downhill of your property, and that it isn't at risk of damage due to large rocks, trees, or root structures.Read More
What liners are the best for a natural swimming pond?
Natural swimming ponds do best when lined with durable, flexible, and non-toxic liners.Read More
How do you keep a natural pool clean enough to swim in?
Natural swimming pools are cleaned through biological processes within the regeneration zone.Read More
Is the bottom of a natural pool slimy?
No mud should find its way into the swimming zone, as plants and the ecosystem are kept within the regeneration zone.Read More
How do I winterize a natural swimming pool?
Natural swimming ponds don't necessarily need any winter preparation unless you plan to use them yearround.Read More
How deep should a natural pond be for swimming?
While regeneration zones should be kept shallow, the swimming area of your pool can reach over 6 feet deep.Read More
What are the best plants for a natural pool?
Look for what aquatic plants seem to flourish in your local area, this will ensure whatever you choose will thrive in your climate and conditions.Read More
Can you swim in a natural pond?
Natural ponds that are properly filtered are excellent options for swimming in.Read More
How do you maintain a regeneration zone?
Make sure your plants are happy and thriving, and that any debris or waste is removed from the pool to keep the water clean.Read More
Can you have koi in a natural swimming pool?
Koi create a lot of waste, and aren't ideal to keep within a swimming pool.Read More
Do natural swimming ponds attract snakes?
Snakes will be looking for still water to hide in, or water full of food for them to eat -- your pool should be moving and lacking the food sources they're looking for.Read More
How often do you clean a natural pool?
It's a good idea to clear your natural pool of debris every few days by removing leaves or algae with a vacuum or skimmer.Read More
How much does a natural pool cost?
Depending on your design and location, a natural pool may cost roughly 15% more than a traditional chlorine pool to install.Read More
Can you add features to a natural pool?
Water features like waterfalls or fountains, encourages water movement and aeration within the pool.Read More
Do natural swimming pools have algae?
Algae blooms, or massive amounts of algae, are not found in natural pools unless there is something wrong with the regeneration zone.Read More
How do you get algae out of a natural pool?
Algae can be starved out, prevented via aeration, and finally vacuumed or skimmed out manually.Read More
Should you test a natural pool?
A natural pool requires none of the diligent testing and chemical adjustments that chlorine pools demand.Read More
Can you use concrete in a natural swimming pond?
Concrete is not the best option for natural pools, it's expensive, and not certified for potable water use.Read More
Are natural pools good for the environment?
Yes -- natural pools support local life by providing a clean and safe habitat for bugs, frogs, and birds.Read More
Are natural pools good?
Natural pools are an excellent choice for the environment, and for your pocket due to their easy long-term maintenance.Read More