A natural swimming pool is a cost effective value addition to your backyard. Once you take a cautious move to get it set up and running, you will really enjoy it and also view it as a proud possession to showcase to others. However, you need to take into consideration a few points regarding your natural swimming pool set up. In the first place, make an informed decision regarding every aspect of your swimming pool and stop being too much enthusiastic about some aspects lest you will have to repent later on.
It is always not a good idea to go for too many fittings which is going to burn your pocket as well as make it difficult to maintain in the long run. There are ways to cleverly blend the inlet and outlet pipelines so that they do not spoil the appearance of the pond. In case of a small natural swimming pool, you can skim the pool with a simple leaf net. A balance tank can help you skim automatically. This will let you avoid tricky kind of pool fittings. One more downside to too many fittings is that they render waterproofing very difficult. Especially this is a real concern when you are attempting DIY swimming pool without any skilled labour.
While natural swimming pools can be deep or shallow as you like, the ideal depth could be a maximum of 1.8 metres only. Beyond this depth, it shall be highly difficult to make the necessary reinforcement. If you are not too much fussy about the diving safety, then the comfortable depth is 1.5 metres. With regard to the reinforcement, the weakest point is where the wall meets the floor and you need to consult a structural engineer wherever you have a doubt.