Not a fan of chlorinated swimming pools? An eco-friendly solution popular in Europe for decades is the "natural swimming pool." According to The Daily Green, "Managed properly, natural swimming pools have crystal clear water and require no chemicals to maintain, as they are self-cleaning mini-ecosystems." They also have lower maintenance costs than traditional pools. "You can drink the water if you want to, and you don't necessarily have to take a shower," says Morgan Brown of Idaho-based Whole Water Systems, LLC.
Thanks to Braden for suggesting this topic! (Braden has also suggested "Look of the Week: Skinny Jean Shorts" and "Look of the Week: Panic Rooms" which we are still mulling :)
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July 2, 2013