Swimming Ponds

The ultimate retreat
for water & nature lovers

Reconnect with nature and awaken your senses

Imagine the feeling of swimming in your own beautifully balanced pond, surrounded by nature and filled with life.

Built to fit in with your existing landscape a swimming pond provides a natural habitat for wildlife as well as a stunning visual and recreational asset for your home.


Swimming Pond Design

Enjoy a chemical-free swimming experience

Swimming ponds are a unique feature for your property and provide a place to swim that is completely natural and chemical-free. By using a combination of plants, filtration and circulation systems we are able to create a pond that is naturally balanced, safe to swim in and requires very little maintenance.

Swimming ponds & Garden design

Swimming ponds are not only a great addition to your property from a recreational standpoint, but they can also enhance the overall look of your landscape. By incorporating a swimming pond into your garden design you can create a stunning focal point that promotes wildlife and provides a natural swimming experience.

Why chose a swimming pond?

There are many reasons to choose a swimming pond over a traditional pool 

Very low running costs & minimal maintenance

Chemical-free naturally heated swimming

Increased property value

Enhanced landscape & garden design.

Provides a habitat for plants & animals

Naturally heated allowing use all year round

Swimming Ponds


Most frequent questions and answers

Very little maintenance is needed to keep your natural swimming pond healthy and happy. to keep your pond in balance and looking great, you will only need to empty the inbuilt skimmer daily. We would also recommend vacuuming the pool each month.

Professional cleaning is advised annually.

Designs start from £800 depending on the project – Please contact me for more info

Swimming ponds are considered in the same category as swimming pools, and according to current planning regulations you generally do not need planning permission as long as:

1. Your property is not listed
2. The site is within the current boundary of the property, 
3. You are not in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

For more information visit legislation.gov.uk/

The water in your swimming pond will be kept clean and clear by a combination of plants, circulation and filtration systems.

Plants play a vital role in the eco-system of your pond as they help to oxygenate the water and absorb nutrients that would otherwise lead to algae growth. 

A circulation system keeps the water moving, which helps to distribute oxygen and prevents stagnation. It also ensures that any debris is swept into the skimmer for removal.

A filtration system removes any remaining debris, bacteria and algae from the water before it is returned to the pond.

Simon and his team have turned our small shady garden into an oasis of beauty beyond our dreams. Choose Simple Life and enjoy your garden.
Libby M
Simon's expertise was so useful in planning the project and it is so obvious he completely loves what he does.
Deborah T
The design created by this company was exactly what we wanted. Our beautiful pond with Fairy garden for the grandkids. Highly recommended.
Gillian S

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Ready to start your design?


Simple life is a garden and landscape design company working across Kent & beyond. 

Our website demonstrates our years of experience in designing fantastic gardens for our clients to enjoy in their own garden at home, whether that garden is large or small.

Our consultation policy will ensure that your ideas and needs are met, after which we will use our knowledge and experience to advise you on the possibilities when thinking about landscaping and organising the project that we will engage in together.

Whether that is paving or decking for either a path or a raised seating area, pergola, raised beds or structures for climbers. We can devise a planting plan to give you year-round, eye catching colour and scents and perfumes that will stop you in your tracks. We could include a pond to give you the sound of water.  We have the knowledge to give you the garden of your dreams.

Our customer service is of the highest standards. From initial contact to completion of the project you will hear from us at least once a week to keep you up to date throughout the progress of your design, and we’ll also arrange and keep in contact with you whilst the sub-contractors construct the garden we have designed together.

We can cover the whole of Kent, depending upon your location we may carry out some meetings by zoom, but we have designed a garden on the Isle of Arran over 400 miles away, so we can actually help you wherever you live, anywhere in the UK.