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Natural Swimming Pools

Natural swimming pools are popular in Europe and are quickly gaining popularity here in the States. They incorporate mechanical and biological methods to regulate the biological balance of the structure. The concept is based on ponds and pools that existed in the landscape before chemical laden pools became the norm.

Natural swimming pools are eco-friendly, as they work with nature to keep the water clean rather than relying on chemicals. Just like natural pools and ponds, these swimming pools are cleaned and purified by a combination of plants, microorganisms (including beneficial bacteria), and water circulation. When done properly these methods can keep the water clean throughout the year. The benefits of natural swimming pools are considerable, but probably none more important than the absence of chemicals. They are also aesthetically pleasing to the eye either in your garden or within your landscape. Natural swimming pools basically incorporate all of the things we do at Brookside Contracting.

Private Residence, Columbia, MO

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  • "Brookside just completed two projects, Wildwood Valley Gardens and Evergreen Glen, at Bellefontaine Cemetery. Both projects took dedication, patience, and professionalism and the results far exceed anything drawn on paper."
    - Mark A. Gaia, RAMMS Building Group

  • "In reference to Brookside’s work at Lewis & Clark Trailhead Park: “The plaza is loved by all who come by (thousands!). The children are always climbing the rocks and the falls are being used for pictures all the time."
    - Janet Maurer, Chair of City of Jefferson Lewis and Clark Task Force

  • "I am an architect in the St. Louis area. Twice I have used Brookside and both experiences I would rate excellent or better. Pat and their crew’s creative input and ability to implement their ideas resulted in two of the most interesting and natural looking landscape projects I have seen."
    - Dick Bush, Architect

  • "Brookside created a beautiful waterfall for us. It looks so natural that people think it’s part of the natural landscape. It is extremely well done and very artistic."
    - Vito Mantese MD