How do you calculate the total surface area of a Bioteich® natural swimming pool?
A Bioteich ® natural swimming pool comprises 2 or 3 zones: 1 ? Swimming area 2 ? Filtration zone 3 ? Regeneration zone (as an option).

Do you need a big garden to build a Bioteich® natural swimming pool?
No. The Bioteich® process can adapt to all garden sizes, in town or in the country; natural swimming pools have even been built in gardens smaller than 100 m˛, occupying the entire surface of the garden, to the immense satisfaction of the owners!

Are there standard models of ® Bioteich® natural swimming pools?
No, because each pool is unique (contemporary, freestyle, natural).

How much does a® Bioteich® natural swimming pool cost?
Like traditional swimming pools, the cost depends on the size, the depth, access to the site, the architecture... The larger the total surface area, the lower the cost per m˛.

Can a Bioteich® natural swimming pool be heated?
Yes, but don?t forget that a Bioteich® natural swimming pool is already heated naturally by the sun. The water heats up quickly thanks to the regeneration pool which is shallow (0 to 0.60 m) and whose heat is permanently restored by the pebbles laid on the banks. Further heating is possible using a heat pump or solar sensors in order to gain an extra 5 to 6°C.

Is use of a Bioteich® natural swimming pool limited to the summer season?
A Bioteich® natural swimming pool remains aesthetically attractive all year round. In the warm season you can enjoy swimming in it and in winter it becomes a decorative feature (although the braver among you may be tempted by a swim after a sauna!)

Are there mosquitoes in a® Bioteich® natural swimming pool?
First, since the water is permanently circulating it never stagnates and so does not encourage the presence of mosquito eggs. Second, since a natural swimming pool is a natural biotope, aquatic predators (frogs, dragonfly larvae, etc...) will remove any mosquito eggs.

Are frogs and fish indispensable to the balance of a Bioteich® natural swimming pool?
Frogs are often found around natural swimming pools in the countryside or suburbs. Their croaking adds to the charm of the biotope between April and June. Fish are not at all advisable! They generate excrement which disturbs the biological balance of the water and its transparency. Some fish also destroy the aquatic plants (carp in particular).

Do the safety standards governing swimming pools apply to Bioteich® natural swimming pools?
Yes, Bioteich® strongly recommends complying with the safety standards relating to swimming pool safety. You cannot take the slightest risk with the safety of children!

Is a ® Bioteich® natural swimming pool maintenance-free?
No, like with any equipment, minimum maintenance is necessary and is simply a matter of using the pool cleaner (weekly in summer, monthly in winter) and maintaining the aquatic plants in the biotope (pruning once a year and occasional clipping in the summer season). You should also clean the skimmers and the pump filter. Lastly, the decanter should be emptied every three to five years. Maintaining a Bioteich® natural swimming pool is mainly a matter of aquatic gardening.

Can you swim as soon as the pool has been filled with water?
Yes, because the pool is filled with drinking water. However, experience has proved that perfect biological balance is only achieved 2 to 3 years after the pool has been filled.

What are the aquatic plants used in a Bioteich ® natural swimming pool?
The aquatic plants used are all rustic indigenous species. The biotope plantation is essentially made up of purifying plants (rushes, reeds, irises ...) but also decorative plants (papyrus, water lilies, mints, lotuses...). A Bioteich® natural swimming pool is also a water garden that you will appreciate all year long.

Can a traditional pool be converted into a Bioteich® natural swimming pool?
Yes ? and this is actually an excellent solution for disused or aging pools, which then take on a new lease of life and become an attractive feature all year round!