Long a favourite of European homeowners, natural swim ponds provide a stunning alternative to traditional pools sterilized with chlorine and salt. Turn your backyard into a wonderland of excitement and fun for the whole family with a beautiful pond that blends seamlessly into its surroundings, and serves as a dramatic focal point for your home.
Most natural swimming ponds feature two distinct areas. The shallow areas hold aquatic plants, bacteria, and insects that work to continually purify the water. The deep central area serves as the swimming portion of the pool.
At Quiet Nature, we've worked to introduce this exciting concept to homeowners across southern Ontario. We have more experience with natural swimming pools than just about anyone else in Ontario. We operate a fully-functional showcase/experimental pond at our headquarters just outside the Village of Ayr, which was constructed in 2013.
Explore the Unique Benefits of a Natural Pool
Say Goodbye to Endless Maintenance
Although definitely not maintenance-free, natural ponds take a more organic approach, using the actions of aquatic plants and healthy bacteria to keep the water safe for your enjoyment. Much like with a traditional swimming pool, the level of maintenance required in a natural swimming pond will depend on your personal tolerance for leaves, debris, and sediment. The difference is that having some of this material in a pond looks perfectly natural, whereas it can make a pool look neglected and unkept.
Stay Conscious of Your Environmental Impact
The harsh chemicals found in most pools aren’t only irritating to human skin, but chlorinated water is toxic to wildlife. Instead of harming the natural environment around your home, choose a natural swimming pool that will form an important part of the ecosystem. And don’t worry that you’ll be enjoying a dip with creepy crawlers— for the most part, the aquatic insects, frogs, and toads tend to stick to the shallow areas around the shoreline. But, if the very idea of sharing the water with frogs, tadpoles, and possibly fish (you never know what Mother Nature will bring!) makes your skin crawl, then a swimming pond may not be for you.
Year Round Enjoyment
Outdoor spaces aren’t only a great diversion in the warm summer months, but they can serve as enjoyable destinations throughout the year. We utilize elements like fire pits to provide a toasty solution for staying warm, with native plant landscaping featuring hardy plants that can weather the chilly winter weather. Some homeowners even use their pools for ice skating when the temperature drops low enough.
Experience Water as Nature Intended
Discover the appeal of a beautiful swimming pool that not only provides countless hours of entertainment, but also enhances its natural surroundings. Long a favorite of European homeowners, natural swimming pools offer a viable alternative to traditional pools that use a harsh blend of chemicals to maintain water safety. Natural pools instead function as miniature ecosystems, with plant life and healthy bacteria working to keep the water pristine.
These water features often take the form of a natural pond, and their versatile nature allows them to seamlessly blend into any environment. Best of all, the water in a natural swimming pool won't irritate human skin and these pools require far less maintenance than a standard swimming pool.
Stunning Landscapes & Satisfied Clients
Giving Back to Mother Nature
"I selected Quiet Nature because I liked the artistic style of their landscapes and the concept of a low maintenance, drought-resistant garden. We've been able to give back to mother nature and have a fabulously beautiful backyard!"
The End Result is Beautiful
"We were very pleased with the Butterfly Garden rejuvenation project that Quiet Nature planned and installed for us. The end result is beautiful, within our budget and was created using no power tools."
- Victoria Lant
Northlake Woods School Council; Waterloo, Ontario
A Trusted Local Partner
A quick note about how we do things.
In an effort to keep our overhead to a minimum (and therefore our pricing competitive) we do not provide free estimates.
We do have a pricing page here on our website, and would love to talk with you about your property and discuss ways in which we may be able to help you out.
However there is a consultation fee if you would like to have one of our designers or horticulturalists meet you on your property to start generating ideas and pricing. Thanks.
Our Project Won Three Awards
"Our project won three Landscape Ontario awards! The craftsmanship and quality of our wonderful outdoor living room is superb. Before the project, we rarely spent time outside and now, it’s our second living room!"
- Steven & Donna
We're In Love With Our Gardens
"We chose Quiet Nature because we liked that they care about the environmental footprint they leave behind. We, and our customers, are in love with the new gardens and we would gladly recommend Quiet Nature to anyone."
- Samantha Dion
Cedar House Restaurant; Paris, Ontario
Why Choose Quiet Nature?
We Bring Our Passion to Every Project
Whether you're looking for a home patio redesign, meadowland creation, or a natural swimming pond, we bring our passion for great design and environmentally friendly practices to every project. Let our experienced horticulturists and landscape craftsmen bring your vision to life in an exciting and innovative fashion.
Professional Results without the Pollution
The natural beauty of your landscaping shouldn't infringe on the health of its surroundings. Our zero emission maintenance approach uses "people powered" tools and battery-operated equipment to produce fewer emissions and less noise. We produce professional results and your neighbours will love us!
Experience that Truly Counts
Don't entrust your landscaping project to an amateur, but instead choose to work with award-winning landscape designers. We've had the opportunity to partner with hundreds of local home and business owners to create sensational landscapes that are visually appealing and environmentally sensitive.
View Examples of Our Award-Winning Work
From backyard patios to swimming pools, natural gardens, wildflower meadows and so much more, our commitment to delivering exceptional results makes every project truly special. Our award-winning designs reach far beyond the traditional confines of landscaping, thanks to our dedication to producing work that doesn't compromise on our ideals.
We believe the beauty of our natural world should be available to everyone, and our innovative designs highlight the versatility of sustainable landscaping. It's a unique strategy that has successfully contributed to the creation of some of our area's most impressive residential backyards, low maintenance gardens, and stunning water features.
Take a few moments to explore our previous work and get inspired for your next landscape design project.
Ready to Take Action?
Book your consultation today and let us make your landscape vision a reality.