Herbert Baker House in Johannesburg complete with natural pool.
In times of drought swimming pools seem a frivolous waste of resources. However, this author argues that they can serve as valuable reservoirs of water for washing hands, cleaning bodies and flushing toilets. Natural swimming pools, provided they...
This new water feature has just been completed at the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre.
A courtyard pool at a new house in Waverly. Thanks to Architect Emilio Eftychis for the design and the pictures
This 4-year old wetlandPOOL in Duxberry, Johannesburg, is home to a community of Red Bishop birds. Cyperus papyrus provides an ideal habitat for their nest building.
A Hout Bay wetlandPOOL in the gentle rain. You heard right - RAIN. With a little bit of luck and a lot of precipitation we hope the Western Cape's drought will soon be over.
We love it when one of our pools appears on AirBnB :-)
Another gem at Monaghan Farm one year on.
A new house and pool near Lanseria in Johannesburg. The wetland has stepping stones in it that lead from the 'jetty' deck to the 'floating island' deck, with the pool attached to it.
Pool on a game farm North of Pretoria. The old farm dam has become the pool with a walkway to one side and an afdak overhead. Game viewing in the cool.
The water restrictions placed on Joburg households have posed a challenge to wetlandPOOLS this season. However, we have now found a reliable source of reasonably priced water for those wanting to top up their pools following renovations.
Went past to check on this pool in Cape Town. Finished three months ago and looking good
Gorgeous new pool in Monaghan. Just planted and waiting for the water to clear. Client has incorporated beautiful hand painted Mexican tiles.
Five weeks from completion :-)
The history of swimming is filled with delightful nonsense. This "Natateur-le-Chevalier" (1895) was an ingeniously recycled merry-go-round designed to teach French soldiers to swim.
Built in Noordhoek on a tight budget, this pool/dam measures 13m x 9m and is 3m deep. Rocks found on the site were used for the wetland, which is built on a lower terrace. It's so big you can punt across it!