Imagine being in a pool with a beach, shore and underwater sitting areas, whilst being massaged and refreshed by an outpouring of air bubbles rising from the pool bed.
Imagine a swimming pool perfectly integrated into the surrounding landscape. A natural pool, with crystal clear water, that enhances your garden in all seasons.
The heart of the innovative Biodesign technology is its internationally patented building process. Biodesign technology is an example of excellence in Italian-made products on the world market. The building procedure behind Biodesign pools involves 7 steps:
During the excavation, the pool is shaped directly in the earth with various depths, including beaches and underwater seating areas. (Different to what occurs in the building of traditional pools, where the excavation is larger than the final pool, resulting in backfilling.) Once the excavation has been completed, the water circulation system is positioned.
Once the necessary hydraulic components for the correct operation of the filtration system have been positioned, a protective sheet of geo-textile material is spread in order to protect the EPDM waterproofing layer from possible damage caused by sharp stones or roots within the excavation.
A waterproof liner in EPDM is spread over the geo-textile material. Its high degree of elasticity makes allowance for any ground movement without undergoing damage or water loss. In this stage all the returns, drains and skimmers of the circulation system are flanged.
The first structural net for the consolidation of the rough layer is placed over the EPDM liner.
Natural granulated quartz is mixed with non-toxic resins and then spread by hand over the entire area of the pool surface.
Once the first layer of granulated stone has dried, a second structural net is laid for the consolidation of the final layer.
The granulated stone is mixed chosen by the client for the finish with non-toxic resins and spread in a second layer by hand over the entire surface of the pool. After lightly sanding the surface, a final layer of non-toxic resin is applied.
No construction work or cement casting is necessary in the realisation of a Biodesign pool: operations which are not only particularly invasive for the environment, but also subject to building permits which are often difficult to obtain. The result is a completely personalised pool, unique in form and elegance, with minimal environmental impact, not only in the construction phase but also during use, thanks to filtering and disinfection methods tuned to minimise pollution (MagnaPool TM).
Another strong point greatly appreciated by Biodesign clients is connected to the seasonal aspect: thanks to the patented Biodesign structural technology, our pools accumulate heat: the particular conformation of the pool results in a reduction of the cubic water volume in proportion to the surface area, heating the water faster. In addition, the stone finish of the pool absorbs heat and transfers it to the water, heating it naturally and considerably cutting down on maintenance costs. When cold weather becomes pungent, traditional pools are unused or covered with anti-aesthetic materials: Biodesign pools take on the attributes of natural lakes, following seasonal changes in the garden or surrounding environment. For these and many other reasons, Biodesign technology is more and more appreciated, not only by private clients but also by boutique and large hotels, local councils, larger public reception facilities, golf courses and residential developments. Biodesign – a revolutionary patent that has changed the very concept of pools down to its foundation..
Years of experience in designing and building lakes have allowed us to conceive an innovative pool technology. Biodesign technology replaces the particularly heavy and invasive structures of reinforced concrete with a structure composed of natural granulated stone combined with high performance, technologically advanced resins and other materials for structural strength. Thanks to its non-invasive characteristics, Biodesign pools contribute to the safeguarding of our precious environment.
Alessandro Milani, Managing director of Biodesign and owner of the Biodesign patents, begins by stating, “There are several characteristics that make Biodesign pools innovative, starting with the fact that they are non invasive. This allows them to blend into a garden setting harmoniously and without using a single gram of reinforced concrete. Another strong point is the possibility to shape the pool to taste, so as to meet the client’s individual needs. A series of elements can be added, such as underwater seats or actual beaches, further enhancing the setting and adding to the satisfaction.
“If we flew over any beach at the seaside in a helicopter,” Milani continues, “we would notice right away how over 90% of the people prefer to stay on the waters edge, to chat, sunbathe, or play. The same things can be now be done in a pool, thanks to these exclusive spaces that make it particularly pleasant and practical, and ensure a longer period of use in comparison to traditional, box-shaped pools which offer little more than the possibility of a simple swim.”
Compare the advantages of a Biodesign pool with a traditional one and give yourself a relaxing oasis in your own garden.
IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT
The environmental impact of a Biodesign pool is much lower than other types of pool available on the market for the following reasons:
EPDM Waterproofing is in contact with the ground and has the following characteristics:
Biodesign pools can be completed in a shorter time than traditional reinforced concrete pools.
Biodesign pools are shaped to fit perfectly into the landscape. Children can play on the beaches in complete safety. It is possible to create and model numerous and unique spaces for relaxation, underwater seating and lounging areas which allow you to make the most of your pool. Design, relaxation, sports use and security: the Biodesign pool satisfies the needs of every bather.
The design is unique. Various shades and colours, grain sizes of the granulated stone and the pebble inserts combine with the rays of the sun to resemble remote atolls, exotic beaches or mountain lakes. The shape is always personalised in both size and depth to suite the client’s taste.
Traditional domestic pools, rarely heated due to high costs of both the plant itself as well as the operating costs, are restricted as to the length of time they can be enjoyed: only during summer, and a few warm days in the mid-seasonal period.
For the rest of the year they are covered by anti-aesthetic covers, full of dirty green water or completely emptied. In a Biodesign pool, thanks to the patented structural paving and the beach areas, the water gets warmer than in a traditional pool of the same size and colour.
This considerably extends the bathing period and time in which the pool can be enjoyed – practically year-round (depending on the location). When the cold season arrives, the Biodesign pool takes on the characteristics of a natural lake, following seasonal changes in the garden, enhancing it 12 months a year and not only during the summer.