INDULGE Magazine Article
An innovator in the feld of ecoresponsible swimming pool and landscape design and construction, Environmental Science graduate and landscape architect Sean Lynch is leading the charge to adopt a progressive smart choice into the future of pool building.
Heading up Ecozen Pools + Landscapes, Lynch believes in environmentally sustainable pool technology and that incorporating these eco-smart carbon oset pool and landscapes has immense value for clients.
“This is the way the future is heading, not just to appease environmentalists, but because of necessity and practicality. An environmentally friendly outdoor garden and entertaining space is growing in desirability and is one that will always be a smart and a cost-effective longterm choice,” Lynch continued.
“Today’s clients insist on innovative designs that embrace eco-friendly practices. With energy costs rising, the most eco-friendly thing you can do with your pool is to reduce its energy consumption and demand therefore achieving signifcant savings to the home energy budget.”
“Through the understanding of science and ecology and using the latest technology to deliver low energy costs, these days a ‘green’ – environmentally friendly and highly energy effcient – pool is the way of the future,” he said.
Through water loss, energy consumption and pollution, pools and gardens can be a heavy strain on our planet’s resources, but by incorporating new and innovative products and design features into their pools, homeowners can make a vast difference and be a part of a global initiative to live sustainably.
"the natural waterways that we have in our state are not ours to destroy through needless chemical contamination but are our responsibility to protect for future generations. Our community is now more educated about the impact we have on our planet and with this awareness comes a responsibility to do our share to preserve our natural environment. When designing a pool and landscape space, clients now want to achieve a green design,” he said.
“Clients are now asking, ‘What can we do to make our pool and outdoor space more ecosmart?’”
Ecozen was created to directly answer this question and to make the application of green construction systems understandable and affordable to use.
A water-wise garden is easy to create and has numerous benefits.
Not only does it save water and resources, it also saves time and money on maintenance and you require less fertiliser and pesticides. It is better for the environment, and better for you.
“We combine water-wise plant design with site placement to reduce evaporation, watering needs and upkeep costs. The permaculture approach to our landscape designs utilises systems such as co-effcient planting.We plant trees and other plants that benefft each other via natural pest control and water catchment. Our vision is to create sustainable selfsuffcient sites that provide all the water, energy, fruit and vegetable requirements a house needs,” said Lynch.
“Our Ecozen Pools + Landscapes package also includes options for the installation of solar panels to harvest all the energy you need to run your pool and lighting systems. We can also offer energy positive pool and landscape packages. If we can harvest more solar energy than the pool and landscape lighting systems require, we are creating a positive feedback of harvested kilowatt energy back into the home and the community power grid.”
When designing a new pool and garden, or during a time of renovation or update, take the time to consider if you are doing all that you can to reduce your pool’s environmental effect. These measures will not only make a world of difference to the planet, but also to your wallet over the long run.