It’s summer in the Northern hemisphere. As temperatures climb, so too does the urge for a quick dip. In a city or suburb, the easiest choice is often the neighborhood or backyard swimming pool. While lounging around the pool may be enjoyable, swimming pools are energy intensive, and their filters and chemicals damaging for urban wildlife. To address this, David Pagan Butler of Norfolk, England designed the organic pool. Using solar panels to power a simple air filter, the rest of the filtration is done using aquatic plants. The organic pool provides a space for aquatic ecology to thrive, while offering a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life.
Check out this short video for your own escape.