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8 reasons why a natural pool is the better choice

Pure nature

8 reasons why a natural pool is the better choice

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hotels

Crystal-clear holiday pleasure

In these hotels you swim as in the great outdoors

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salt myth

Salt myth

Why a salt water pool is not a natural pool

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Biotop Zentrale

22 March is World Water Day

Water is an immensely valuable, if not the most valuable, resource on our planet.

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design award 2021

Design Award 2021

Biotop awards prizes for the most beautiful natural Pools and Swimming Ponds

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Autumn Service

How to properly winterise your natural pool

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fruehjahrsservice-2021

spring service

Get your natural pool in shape for the swimming season

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COVID-19 - No danger of contracting coronavirus while swimming

The currently ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has no negative consequences in regard to the use of Swimming Ponds and Living Pools

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The Biotop Partner Event 2019

The annual Partner Event took place on 21 and 22 November in London.

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Frog Princes Kissed by Biotop: The Winners of the Design Awards

As every year, the voting for the Design Frog Princes 2019 took place in the course of the Partner Event in London.

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Tips and Instructions for Care and Maintenance

The care of your Living-Pool or Natural Pool is important to us at BIOTOP. We have therefore designed a comprehensive service page with new videos.

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The Biotop Partner Event 2018

The annual Biotop Partner Event took place in Vienna on 22–23 November 2018 beginning with the traditional cocktail reception held on the preceding Wednesday evening in the hotel sun room.

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When Frogs Become Princes—the Biotop Design Frog Princes 2018 Have Been Awarded!

As in previous years, the nine Partners having completed the most appealing projects were voted on during the Biotop Partner Event

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Partner Events UK

LOVE2STAY Natural Swimming Pool: Architects and Designers Open Day

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Pondy Awards 2017

Last year, two BIOTOP Partners were among the winners of the Pondy Awards, the “Oscars” of the swimming pond industry

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1st place - category: natural pool - company: watelle (Belgium)

ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF THE BIOTOP DESIGN FROG PRINCE AWARDS 2017

As usual, the most important and exciting BIOTOP competition took place during the annual Partner event in Rotterdam.

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BIOTOP Partner Event 2017 - A magical evening

On 22 and 23 November 2017, the BIOTOP Partner Event, annual highlight for BIOTOP and its Partner group that currently includes 80 members, took place in Rotterdam.

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The nominations are in!

Following the voting by the judges, four finalists remain per category, and the winners will be determined by the participants in the Partner Event

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NGS Open Gardens, Ellicar Gardens, 17th September 2017

BIOTOP partner Ensata will be opening Ellicar Gardens to raise money for the National Garden Scheme charities.

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Inventor officially opens natural swimming pool at new luxury glamping resort

The new luxury £4 million touring and glamping resort Love2Stay, near Shrewsbury, has opened to guests from around the UK and Europe, who are taking advantage of the summer weather and enjoying the stunning, state-of-the-art, natural, chemical free, swimming pool at the heart of the development.

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Natural Swimming Pool Day – 16 June, 2017

Take a Dip on Natural Swimming Pool Day – 16 June, 2017

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NEW BIOTOP PARTNER IN THE UK - ELEMENTS OF NATURE

We are delighted to announce that Phil Meads from Elements of Nature has joined our BIOTOP team of specialist pool partners in the UK.

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NGS Open Gardens, Ellicar Gardens, 26th February 2017

BIOTOP partner Ensata will be opening Ellicar Gardens to raise money for the National Garden Scheme charities.

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New luxury glamping resort to showcase latest in natural swimming pool design

A new luxury £4 million touring and glamping resort which is being built near Shrewsbury, is to feature a stunning, state-of-the-art natural, chemical free, swimming pool at the heart of the development.

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ONE VOICE BIOTOP – THE PARTNER EVENT 2016

A strong group speaking a single language, at the most important network event of the group, which has grown to 80 partners.

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The unpretentious planting emphasises the facility’s style

THE PRESS FROG PRINCE AWARD IN THE BIOTOP DESIGN COMPETITION 2016

The winning project comes from Salzburg in Austria. A Living-Pool overlooking the fortress Hohensalzburg.

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The spectacular view across the Welsh valleys from the new facility

The winners of the Biotop Design Frog King Award 2016

The winning projects in Luxembourg, England and Austria

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Design Frogking 2016

The nominations are in!

The finalists for the 2016 Design Frog Prince award have been chosen.

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Experience architecture at BIOTOP during the Vienna Open House event

Experiencing Architecture at BIOTOP

The OPEN HOUSE concept, providing visitors with a free experience of architecture, is hosted in 30 cities around the world; this year, Vienna’s third participation extends to Lower Austria for the first time.

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Natural self-filtering backyard pool - Photo: Derek Swalwell

Australian BIOTOP Partner Wins Two Awards

A pool created by Natural Swimming Pools Australia as part of an award-winning project and showcase at the biennial Venice Architecture Exhibition.

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BIOTOP UK launch new pools video

BIOTOP launches its new UK Pools video, highlighting the range of natural swimming pools available.

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Swimming in the King’s Cross Natural Pool

One year on since the opening of the UK’s First Public Natural Swimming Pool

It is just over a year since the UK’s first public natural swimming pond was opened within London’s innovative King’s Cross Development, having been built by BIOTOP’s UK partner Kingcombe Aquacare Ltd.

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Natural Pool Spring Service

Spring is coming. How will you awaken your pool out of hibernation?

Spring is almost here and the long-awaited sunshine is already helping the first green shoots to appear in your garden. Around the Natural Pool nature has awoken from its winter hibernation, so now is the time to give your pool a spring clean, ready for the swimming season to begin.

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The most exciting Communal Natural Pool in the World

The most exciting Communal Natural Pool in the World

Mountain Beach, Gaschurn, Austria is probably the largest organic/natural pool in the world, if not the most exciting. David Pagan Butler was invited to take a look and show how this pool works.

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The fascination of seeing from a bird’s eye view

The fascination of seeing from a bird’s eye view

Over the last several weeks five videos of BIOTOP natural pools were filmed, purely by coincidence, showing all three from a bird’s eye view.

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