Swim Ponds

Natural swimming pools have been around in the UK since 2001.

The basic principle of a swimming pond is to use the natural clarifying properties of plants to sustain clean, clear and healthy water which is also chemical free.

In 2012 Women With Waders began to maintain 3 Swim Ponds within the area. As you can see from the photos taken before and after, regular maintenance is essential. During our monthly visits we:

  • Net out dead leaves
  • Empty the skimmer baskets
  • Trim dead foliage from aquatic plants
  • Net out any blanket weed
  • Hoover the bottom of the pond

If you are interested in having your swim pond maintained by Women With Waders please contact us.

Pricing for Swim Pond Maintenance

Each swim pond is unique in design and size, therefore it is necessary to carry out a site survey before a quote for maintenance can be given. The survey is free of charge within a 25 mile radius of our premises in Langley, Hertfordshire. Charges will be made to visit outside this area, however this amount will be deducted from the final bill if the quote is accepted. Please visit our estimate page if you would like an estimate.

At the moment, Women With Waders only offers swim pond maintenance in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, North London, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire.

Swim Pond, Radlett, Herts

Swim Pond, Radlett, Herts


Swim Pond, Radlett, Herts


We received the following comments from our customer regarding the above swim pond:

“I just wanted to write and let you know how delighted I am with the pond maintenance work that Women with Waders has been carrying out for me. Six months ago my swimming pond was looking very unloved; the planting was swamped by blanket weed and plant growth had been poor, there was also an uninviting green slime covering every surface. Even after the first visit, the situation had improved tremendously. As well as doing the most fantastic job of meticulously clearing all signs of blanket weed, your knowledgeable staff also suggested changes to the filter settings of the pond. Their regular maintenance programme coupled with the mechanical changes that they suggested appears to have done the trick and, even through the winter months, the pond has remained a pleasure to look at. My brother-in-law was delighted that his traditional Christmas Day swim took place this year in a beautiful, clear pond.

I am now looking forward to the spring when the new planting that your team has suggested will be put into the pond and, hopefully, without the unsightly blanket weed taking over, the pond and planting will continue to flourish. Many thanks again for all your help and professionalism in 2012. I look forward to continuing to work together. Regards, Fay.”