Synopses & Reviews
This book is an essential resource for landscape designers and contractors, as well as pond and pool
installers. It is full of inspiring ideas and case studies for natural swimming pool conversions. It is
also a great choice for pool owners that are considering natural swimming pools. The examples
included in this book provide excellent detail on actual transformations from stark back yard
hardscapes to a vibrant and inviting water features that blend into the landscape.
Michael Littlewood's series of books on natural swimming pools strike a great balance between
technical guidance, easily understood descriptions and inspiring pictures. This book is no
exception. It is a valuable resource for designers because there are numerous example problems.
Installers will find the construction diagrams and descriptions extremely useful. The overall
content of the book will help prospective natural pool enthusiasts to understand the design and
construction process, and envision the finished product.
Currently there are no other books on the market that compare to this. Natural swimming pools
take advantage of processes that are already occurring in nature. When applied correctly, the result
can be a harmonious experience that brings people closer to nature by relaxing the mind, body and
spirit. This can all be achieved without the use of chemicals or excessive amounts of energy. The
experiences brought forth in this text are the result of an experienced and inspired professional. It
is through this understanding that natural swimming pools can become a fixture in landscapes