‘Clear and beautiful:’ Edmonton says chemical-free swimming pool first in Canada

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The Borden Natural Swimming Pool uses plants, zooplankton and granite rather than chlorine or salt to filter its water! City officials say it’s the first of its kind in Canada and only the second in North America. Parts of the natural filter, whic...

The Borden Natural Swimming Pool uses plants, zooplankton and granite rather than chlorine or salt to filter its water! City officials say it’s the first of its kind in Canada and only the second in North America.

Parts of the natural filter, which resembles a swamp, sit in a fenced area and attract curious bathers, in trunks and bikinis, who peer in and marvel that the shallow pond with tall grass is cleaning the water they’ve just been swimming in.

The water is also kept on the nippy side. Schlosser said the pool is heated to 23 C and relies on the sun for anything warmer.

We wouldn't mind the cold water with this heat though!

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