The plunge pool is a proper organic pool (natural swimming pool), only smaller. And this one is small enough to fit in a modest garden to bring the delights of plunging into organic water to more of us.
My kids love this pool; they feel comfortable learning to swim in deep water knowing they can reach the shallows with a single kick of doggy paddle and an outstretched arm. It is somehow manages to achieve being simultaneously cottage garden cosy and yet a sparkling wilderness.
This pool covers an area of 48 squrare metres (6mx8m) with a 2.2m deep swimming or plunging zone measuring 4 metres by 2 metres. Come on one of my courses and I'll show you how you can make this organic pool.
|The first summer for the plunge pool.|
|Starting to dig the 4m by 2m swimming (plunging) zone.|
|Finishing the planted zone retaining wall.|
|The new plunge pool just completed, October 2010.|
|The plunge pool eight months after completion. I have moved the fence, built a little jetty over the filter and removed the architectural brutalism of the plank propped on concrete blocks. June 2011.|