Natural Swimming Pool in Maremma

Natural Swimming pool project in Maremma Tuscany

Location: Castiglione della Pescaia (Gr)
Year: 2018
Design and construction: Vera Luciani
Dimensional data: Bio-pool surface area: 105 square metres, 77 square metres of which are bathing areas and 28 square metres phyto-purification area.
Depth: m 1.50 bathing area and m 0.80 area for aquatic plants.

Three hectares of land at sea level and a private villa surrounded by a pine forest.
The Natural Swimming Pool has a total surface area of 105 square metres, of which 77 square metres are bathing areas with a depth of 1.50 m and 28 square metres are intended for phyto-purification, 80 cm deep.
Due to the sandy soil, the bottom of the bio-lake was built with a concrete structure, which is avoided in most situations. The waterproofing sheet was chosen with the characteristics of a reinforced membrane, with a 2 mm relief inspired by nature: this coating reproduces natural rock, with a relief that gives a three-dimensional effect and is pleasant to the touch, and creates a play of light and originality to the basin.

The cladding of the steps as well as the perimeter of the biolago was made of 30×50 cm stone slabs.
The garden was completed with lawn and Mediterranean shrubs.
Phyto-purification area
Variety of Nymphaea, Iris pseudacous, Typha latifolia, Thalia dealbata, Lobelia cardinalis, Lythrum salicaria, Mentha aquatica, etc.
Plants in the garden
Nerium Oleander (Oleander), Myrtus communis (Myrtle), Teucrium fruticans, Laurus nobilis (Laurel), Arrbustus unedo (Strawberry tree), Viburnum tinus, Pistacia lentiscus (Mastic tree), Phyllirea angustifolia, Cistus Crataegus oxyacantha (Hawthorn), Cornus mas (Dogwood), Abelia grandiflora.
Aromatic and medicinal plants Rosmarinus officinalis Prostrate (Rosemary), Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender), Salvia officinalis Santolina chamaecyparissus (Santolina), Perowskia atriplicifolia Perovskia atriplicifolia (Perovskia), Lippia citriodora (Cedrina), Thymus officinalis (Thyme), Origanum majorana (Oregano), Rutha graveolens (Ruta), Laevisticum officinalis (Lovage), Satureja montana (Summer savory), Buddleja davidii.
Pinus pinaster and Pinus pinea surround the pool.