Natural Swimming Pool Pond – Typical – Total Habitat by Johnny Technician | Aug 10, 2014 | Pool Cleaning | 25 comments This is a typical Natural Swimming Pool/Pond. Built by Total Habitat in 2002. This video shows how in works. 25 Comments joe fishman on January 7, 2011 at 6:21 pm bro that is the nicest thing ive ever seen totalhabitat on January 9, 2011 at 8:37 pm @bigjoesharkfishin Yes you can keep fish – mick Karen P on March 14, 2012 at 4:57 pm How large and how deep? We plan to build one soon and I love how you built this one. Thanks! Jodi Behan on June 19, 2012 at 7:17 pm If we have a lot of trees around is it possible? Worried about complications w roots. How big is this pool around? davetileguy on July 13, 2012 at 1:56 pm could u heat it a little? Mick Hilleary on August 13, 2012 at 11:02 am Snakes are looking for food – a NSP does not offer much – they are more likely to go elsewhere. The water is very clear – you could see them – they would likely run away from you. The water will not kill the snakes. angeline weaver on September 5, 2012 at 5:29 pm We bought the book 2 years ago and emptied our pond but what liner do you use with a pond that is spring fed? Next spring we are planning to finnish it. We have been researching the material costs along with design. Sharopoyezd on November 3, 2012 at 1:24 am I love how soothing the background music is. faro0485 on April 28, 2013 at 1:03 am Any chance of adding an aquaponics set up with it? 이 우혁 on June 12, 2013 at 1:03 am oh ~~~! wonderful ~~~ !!! 8G5FM on August 25, 2013 at 8:08 am If I was to make one of these, would it come with a Sophie? DreamAndDayUnite1 on September 7, 2013 at 12:05 am Excellent, but get rid of those awful fake cactus 🙂 Outdoor Living Systems on September 15, 2013 at 2:03 pm So cool! totalhabitat on October 9, 2013 at 4:10 pm The cacti were a fun touch by the homeowners (to each his own) 🙂 totalhabitat on October 9, 2013 at 4:22 pm It’s perfectly okay if the water freezes: Unlike a traditional concrete pool, you can ice skate on a Natural Swimming Pool! And, the plants are perennials, so they will grow back each year with no problem. As for the water lilies, we recommend the hardy varieties for places that get really cold winters. totalhabitat on October 9, 2013 at 4:35 pm Snakes are looking for food – a Natural Swimming Pool or Pond does not offer much, so they are more likely to go elsewhere. Plus, the water is very clear, so you could see them and they would likely run away from you! Niki Dorian on October 12, 2013 at 5:34 am Thank You! Tom Brueggen on October 22, 2013 at 12:38 pm I was thinking this same thing. Not a large scale aquaponics though. Maybe just a few bass for fun. Plus as asked above, they would help take care of that potential snake! As long as it’s not stocked like a real pond it should be OK? Have you ever tried it? mea mueng on November 10, 2013 at 4:29 pm your plastic cactus are so kitch SteveFFFFF 0 on January 21, 2014 at 10:59 pm Finally a pool I can piss in. Tildale Poltry on March 3, 2014 at 3:58 am Could never do this where I live. Would have poisonous snakes everywhere, and because of the terrain, be unable to see them. barrelroll on March 26, 2014 at 4:47 am Absolutely amazing. You’ve inspired me to break away from the traditional cookie cutter chlorinated pool and go with a natural swimming pool. Kyle Ignaitis on April 12, 2014 at 11:09 pm “geologic plausibility” comes to mind every time I see my neighbors horribly designed (above ground) river bed. Please, if you plan to make any water feature, plan to dig! The deeper the better. Beautiful pool! Robert Drake on June 18, 2014 at 2:28 pm Is there no fence around this pool????!!!! Mariya Rae on June 19, 2014 at 7:19 pm Do you build these for other people? if so how much do they cost? I know others have said it costs alot less than the ugly conventional chemical filled pools but wasn’t sure if there was anyone out there that builds these for others. would love to have one!