Natural Swimming Pools

Author: Michael Littlewood
ISBN: 9783860373507
Size: 18,66 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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If you wish to swim in clear, soft water and have a beautiful garden feature all year round, you will need this book to create your own paradise. If you have had some experience of building work and are keen to build your own natural swimming pool, with or without some specialist assistance, then this book will provide you with everything you need to know. It contains over 80 illustrations and coloured photographs and takes you through the whole process in an easy to understand way. It also contains over 50 useful detailed scaled construction drawings. Michael Littlewoods methods and designs come from his considerable experience as a natural landscape architect and garden designer. This book is a logical follow-on from "Natural Swimming Pools: Inspiration for Harmony with Nature", with new details on everything from building instructions and assessing and maintaining water quality to considering types of plants and handling maintenance.

A Guide To Building Natural Swimming Pools

Author: Michael Littlewood
Editor: Schiffer Publishing
ISBN: 9780764350832
Size: 10,95 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book is specifically designed for those interested in creating natural swimming pools. It covers all stages, from understanding the system, management, excavation, lining, walling, plumbing, electrical, planting, structures, and last but not least, the maintenance, to ensure a successful project. Comprehensive information is presented in an easy to understand style with many illustrations showing methods of building. These are supported by the helpful inclusion of detailed scaled drawings, a plant guide with hardiness zones, and other useful information. The techniques will provide confidence to tackle the project and on completion give a huge sense of satisfaction and many hours of enjoyment.

Natural Swimming Pools And Ponds Complete How To Guide

Author: Michael (MIck) Hilleary
ISBN: 9780975273128
Size: 10,51 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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How to Build a Natural Swimming Pool/Pond - Second Edition, Complete guide, with examples, formulas, tips, illustrations and photos.

How To Build A Natural Swimming Pool

Author: Wolfram Kircher
ISBN: 9780993389214
Size: 13,65 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Natural swimming pools are the biggest news for gardeners since green roofs. The water is cleaned by aquatic plants instead of chlorine so it is gentle on the eyes and healthy for swimmers. These self-cleaning ecosystems are beautiful to look at and provide a valuable water source for dragonflies, honeybees and other beneficial insects. Wolfram Kircher has researched extensively into the low-nutrient-dependent plants that are needed for the surrounds of natural swimming pools and the high-nutrient-dependent plants that are required for the regeneration zone. In the book he demonstrates how to maintain the nutrient level in perfect balance to keep down the algae down and water sparkling. The authors have installed pools for decades and trialled different systems and plants to come up with the best possible designs. This book provides tried-and-trusted advice on a feature that is increasingly in demand among aspirational, eco-minded gardeners and designers.

Green Consumerism

Author: Juliana Mansvelt
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1412996856
Size: 15,25 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This sixth volume in the SAGE Series on Green Society covers the consumption, availability, and distribution of energy and other resources in the personal consumer environment.

New England Waterfalls A Guide To More Than 500 Cascades And Waterfalls Third Edition

Author: Greg Parsons
Editor: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 168268119X
Size: 12,83 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 306

Hundreds of beautiful waterfalls and swimming holes across New England Lovers of all nature, Greg Parsons and Kate Watson are particularly fascinated with waterfalls. This new edition contains dozens of new waterfalls and provides extensive trail and road updates to existing ones. Waterfalls in every New England state are described according to type, height, trail length, and difficulty. Also included in this edition for the first time are color photographs, GPS coordinates for both the trailhead and the waterfall, and the size of the watershed area. With easy- to- follow maps and appendices of the best swimming holes and day trips, New England Waterfalls delivers a wealth of information for seekers of these regional treasures.

Swimming Pools And Natural Bathing Places

Author: National Center for Urban and Industrial Health (U.S.)
Size: 20,81 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Philadelphia A Guide To The Nation S Birthplace

Editor: US History Publishers
ISBN: 160354058X
Size: 16,31 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Oklahoma A Guide To The Sooner State

Author: Best Books on
Editor: Best Books on
ISBN: 1623760356
Size: 15,69 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 624

Sustainable Landscape Construction Third Edition

Author: Kim Sorvig
Editor: Island Press
ISBN: 1610918118
Size: 13,30 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 959

Since the publication of the first edition in 2000, Sustainable Landscape Construction has helped to spur a movement towards resilient outdoor environments, in the U.S. and throughout the world. The third edition has been updated to include important recent developments in this landscape revolution. It remains essential reading for everyone with an interest in "green" design of outdoor spaces and infrastructures. Like its predecessors, the new edition of Sustainable Landscape Construction is organized around principles, recognizing that built environments, and our work in them, pose both pragmatic and ethical challenges. Each chapter focuses on one overarching site goal, such as "Pave Less,” "Heal Injured Sites,” and "Consider Origin and Fate of Materials.” These principles of land sustainability are clearly articulated and developed through specific examples of more than 100 projects from around the world, reflecting both traditions and recent innovations. Expanded coverage of industry trends toward performance monitoring, and of lessons from project failures, form an important enhancement in this edition. New content also details the necessity to plan adaptively, not just preventively, for the realities of changing climate and intensifying weather. Some of the trends covered will shift how landscape architects and contractors will do business in challenging years ahead: to survive, many professionals and clients will focus on restoration projects, motivated by ecosystem services and social justice, and funded by innovative methods. Sustainable Landscape Construction is part of the canon of landscape construction texts, and with this update, remains a visionary, one of a kind reference for professionals and students.