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by Lizz last modified Oct 26, 2011

I’m really not high-maintenance, I swear: but if I did have a dream house it would most definitely have a pool. I’m kinda anti-exercise by nature, so anything that tricks me into exercise is awesome, as is taking in a … Continue reading  →




 

 

I’m really not high-maintenance, I swear: but if I did have a dream house it would most definitely have a pool. I’m kinda anti-exercise by nature, so anything that tricks me into exercise is awesome, as is taking in a quick swim most mornings.

Some of my favorite pools in the world are:

The Ace Hotel Pool in Palm Springs: salt water pool, heated solely by the sun, totally empty in the morning because everyone else is sleeping till noon. after two pm: you should get out of the pool for your own health and sanity.

The Trident pool(s) in Gurgaon, India are insanely wonderful, serene, and tranquil.

and my cousin’s pool in LA that we get to house-sit sometimes: it’s tiled in tiny deep blue tiles like this:

and so: quite honestly: I’d like a pool on this land!

Imagine the parties! the early morning swims! and the parties!

But Isaac did some research. Turns out pools are a pretty major way to waste major amounts of water. 

Even if you figure out a way around chemicals, and don’t heat your pool…it’s kinda maybe not okay.
Even natural pools like this one in Architectural Digest that don’t have harmful filtration systems still use more water than is good for the world.

Mother Earth has a play by play on how to make your own Natural Pool but the lazy (as in seriously busy during the day so maybe I don’t want to be my own full time pool-girl) person in me kinda worries about accidentally making a cesspool. When I was in high school my mom and little brother made a pond in our front yard for lily pads and fish but I don’t think we ever went in it except by accident.

However….The Daily Green has a couple great and great looking examples of Natural pools here.

that last image makes potentially having a cesspool look like a good chance to take…



 

 

 
 
 

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