As part of our recent advanced training at Pondomonium, the pond industry’s largest trade event of the year, AquaReale had the opportunity to help build a large Spectacular Swim Pond in Illinois.
The customers originally wanted a big pond their kids could play in, but the more they learned about Swim Ponds, the more interested they were.
They also had storm water issues which would be helped by the pond. Downspouts were included as part of the system, which incorporated an overflow that drained into a drainage system. This allows to the pond water to fluctuate by as many as 8 inches, allowing there to be an additional 8000-gallon storm water runoff into the pond before it overflows.
The Swim Pond is a 30 x 50 swim pond with a 20 x 20 wetland filter and a steam connecting the wetland filter to the pond, all getting drawn into a 15 x 15 intake skimmer bay. In addition, the pond takes runoff from four properties, harvesting rainwater which leads to a bubbling rock in the front of the house.
The pond uses wetland filtration to filter a large body of water where people can swim and they can have fish as well as a clean body of water. Instead of salt or chlorine, they use beneficial bacteria instead of harsh chemicals to keep the water clear
Call 215.880.6811 for more information.