”You had me at water features..”. .. was a comment made to us by a celebrity at the Chelsea Flower Show 2021 who was discussing the management of his own lakeside water features at his country estate.
His comments are apt, as there is a growing lifestyle trend towards installing natural water features that take their inspiration direct from Mother Nature. Recreation ecosystem ponds and natural swim ponds, which are inspired by and look like the natural water features found in our own beautiful UK countryside, are stunning water features that are a worthwhile investment in any home. They do not reply on the utilisation of building materials with high carbon content or which are not eco friendly, such as concrete or the use of chemicals to keep them working. Like any ecosystem pond, the natural resources of rocks, gravel, stones and aquatic planting do the filtration work.
Our clients come to us with dreams of swimming in their own private garden swim ponds, of taking a dip with family & friends on hot summer days with a BBQ, larking around with family & pets, or enjoying a sundowner pondside with loved ones in privacy of their own gardens.
We are proud to have designed & installed the first Aquascape Inc BCAC ecosystem swim pond in the UK in Henley on Thames. We have created natural streams, waterfalls, a wetland filter and bespoke bog garden for Gunneras alongside our client’s Lake House in the Chiltern Hills, and worked alongside award winning Garden Designers to create aquatic ecosystem features that bring to life the dreams and aspirations of our discerning customers.
And because we walk the talk at Brit Ponds and live our own aquatic Aquascape lifestyle, we have an ecosystem swim pond at Brit Ponds HQ, which our clients can visit by appointment if they want to visit us see a pond of this nature in the flesh for inspiration for their own aquatic creation.
Are these ponds high maintenance ? Quite simply, no. Our bespoke water features of this size usually require just one Brit Ponds annual ecosystem pond maintenance as it works on the same ecosystem filtration principles as its smaller bretheren, with the wetland filter, rocks, gravel and aquatic planting naturally filtering the moving water. The only customer obligation will be the removal of any natural debris that has accumulated in the intake bay, negatigve edge, or the surface of the pond, which can easily be undertaken by a regular gardener, or by a customer who wants the peace & quiet of gently netting their own pond. No nasty chemicals, no regular testing for chemical build up, and no concrete. Just the pure satisfaction of a fresh water naturally filtered swim pond of your own.
If you dream of your own swim pond, contact us to discuss your requirements and we can book a consultation with you to review your design ideas, timescales and budget. References are available for genuine enquiries. You can email us direct at firstname.lastname@example.org, or DM us on Instagram brit_ponds, or call our Founder Daniel on 07805659330 who will be happy to discuss your requirements.
New for Summer 2022 our Brit Ponds “Bubbling Water Rocks” fountain is a brilliant way to add a unique running water feature to your garden at an attractive price point. Water is pumped through the middle of the rocks themselves, creating a natural waterfall and that magical sound of running water. Hand created by us, each rock is unique to you and made to order. Now seen at Hemel Hempstead Garden Centre at our new pond installation by the cafe marquee. See our Online Store for more details.