By Kate Dennett For Mailonline
Published: 12:51 BST, 18 September 2020 | Updated: 13:23 BST, 18 September 2020
A married couple spent two years building a natural swimming pool in their back garden that is surrounded by 1,500 plants, which keep the water clean.
Caroline and Jon Edwards, aged 56 and 55, built a chemical and chlorine-free pool in their back garden, which measures 14 metres by 9 metres, and is 2.4 metres deep.
The married couple spent £18,000 building the pool at their home in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, after coming up with the idea while watching a gardening DVD in 2018.
'Jon's natural swimming pool' comes complete with a sauna and decking, and is kept clean by the rainwater from the carefully chosen plants surrounding it.
A married couple spent two years and £18,000 building a natural pool in their back garden in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, surrounded by 1,500 plants
Caroline and Jon Edwards, aged 56 and 55, (above) built the chemical and chlorine-free pool, which measures 14 metres by 9 metres, and is 2.4 metres deep
Mrs Edwards said the most expensive part of the building project (left and right) was buying the plants, as they had to make sure they had the right ones to keep the pool naturally clean
Mrs Edwards, a singing director, said: 'Jon hired a digger and started digging the lawn which is when I realised there was no going back - it took forever.
'I was sceptical at first but we managed to pull it off - it's absolutely