Jeff and Fay Roberts
Fay and Jeff Roberts had inherited a 25-year-old swimming pool when they bought their house in Radlett. They and their two young boys used it for a couple of years but it was expensive to heat, the boiler kept breaking down, and then someone suggested they Google swimming ponds…
"The water is lovely, really nice,” says Fay. “The children come and use it after school and I let them swim in it before they go to bed because then it’s like their bath, they don’t then need to shower off."
“The boys love the nature aspect too,” says Jeff, “and will spend almost as much time looking for bits of wildlife as in the pool.
“We've used it more than we used the swimming pool. Even when it’s not been fantastically sunny we’ve been in it a lot.”