Integrating natural and engineered wetland water purification processes into Natural Swimming Pools

dc.contributor.advisorLandman, Karen
dc.contributor.authorDold, Simon of Landscape Architectureen_US of Guelphen_US of Landscape Architectureen_US
dc.description.abstractNatural Swimming Pools (NSP's) are designed to use the natural water purification processes that are typically found in aquatic environments and wetlands. Currently, there is little research that explains the intricacies of these purification processes in context to NSP's. Building these pools without understanding the biological, ecological and chemical processes creates questions of systems' effectiveness, maintenance, and longevity. A comparative analysis of the literature combined with key informant interviews assesses similarities and differences among microbial activity, water quality and chemistry, nutrient uptake, algae, and substrate design. These topics are compared and analyzed in context to the systems that occur in natural and engineered wetlands and those that are present in NSP's. Through these comparisons a combined list of recommendations and strategies for each of the research areas was generated. A planting design manual based on these recommendations that addresses each of the research topics is presented as a synthetic summary.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectNatural Swimming Poolsen_US
dc.subjectwater purificationen_US
dc.subjectaquatic environmentsen_US
dc.subjectmicrobial activityen_US
dc.subjectwater qualityen_US
dc.subjectnutrient uptakeen_US
dc.subjectsubstrate designen_US
dc.subjectplanting design manualen_US
dc.titleIntegrating natural and engineered wetland water purification processes into Natural Swimming Poolsen_US


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