In a dry continent such as Australia there are times when having a pool seems to be a total waste of water. However, once that concrete pool is in you can’t really take it out without it costing you even more so you might as well enjoy it. So is a concrete pool eco friendly in any way?
When you think of how long it will last with little or no maintenance, the answer must be yes. But don’t confuse maintaining the water quality with maintaining the actual concrete surface. The former must be done on a regular basis. That said, there are several ways in which you can make the pool – and the water in it – environmentally friendly.
- Studies by the University of Maryland have proven that moss-filtered pools need much less chemicals than normal pools. In addition, a great deal of water is saved by not having to back-flush when cleaning the pool.