Would you swim in those murky ponds full of neon green algae some people have in their yards? While I'd guess most people would say no, apparently personal swimming ponds are becoming very popular in places like Germany where the eco-friendly benefits, as well as the practicality of a credit crunch private pool, are being valued.
Personal swimming ponds are being promoted as low maintenance as letting plants grow wild is part of their appeal -- some people even go so far as to have fish in theirs as they help recreate an organic 'lake' feel.
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