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UK's first natural public swimming pool to use plants, not chemicals, to keep clean

UK's first natural public swimming pool to use plants, not chemicals, to keep clean

Currently under construction, the natural pool is located in the heart of the Kings Cross redevelopment project within the new Cubitt Lewis Park. The pond is built two meters above ground level and is 10 meters (32 feet) wide by 40 meters (131 feet) long. Motivated by the desire to introduce people to a new kind of urban experience, the designers designed the pool and its surroundings as natural as possible to reinforce a strong juxtaposition between wild nature and the urban environment.

The project is a living laboratory to test balance and to question a self-sustaining system including the cycle of nature. Visitors enter a living laboratory in which they are aware of their relationship with nature, and about the consequences of their interaction with nature and thus take responsibility.

Users will be educated on how the pool works, a self-sufficient ecosystem. Plants in wetlands are used to clean water and provide habitat for wildlife. The number of visitors per day will be restricted to allow the pond to regenerate properly.

This pool is expected to be ready for opening in May.

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