How much maintenance is needed?

A swimming pond needs much less maintenance than a conventional pool, as there are no chemicals to add and manage.  So it is low-maintenance by comparison, as nature itself carries out most of the cleaning service, but it is still a living and growing part of the garden and it needs looking after in a similar way. 

The key to managing time spent on maintenance is ensuring the pond receives a small amount of regular attention. This amounts to emptying the skimmer and ensuring that any leaves which may have blown in do not build up in large quantities.  Ducks should also be strongly discouraged from visiting the pond.

On this basis (i.e. that the pond has no extreme nutrient load coming from outside the system) we can guarantee the water to be completely clear all the time.

Many people like to spend time looking after their pond themselves. However we also have a dedicated maintenance team and offer a maintenance service which can be as often or infrequent as you need.  We generally recommend that our maintenance team visits at least once a year to check on the pond's development and its equipment.

"We don't have to change the water as you do with a conventional pool and there are no chemicals to contend with. Then there's the whole idea of swimming in fresh water, among the plants and flowers; it's actually better than I thought it would ever be."

-- Susie Warwick, Greece