The Garden Guide

Circular pools

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It is a fine thing to have natural pond or a rectangular pool set into the ground. But there is also a lot to be said for a circular raised above the ground in a bowl or container:

  • a circle is always a perfect shape
  • a raised pool is more likely to reflect the sky
  • elevating the water brings it closer to eye level
  • it is easy to obtain strong and beautiful circular water containers
  • above ground ponds can support a surprising amount of wildlife

If the volume in the container is very small it is likely to function as a bird bath, without growing green algae.

If the container larger it is a simple matter to incorporate oxygenating plants and achieve clear water with biological balance.

See also: circular fountains