We can already speak of a small tradition: the Resort Club Med of Balaia in Albufeira is every year the first tourist unit to open its biological pool for its guests. From the 18th of February the biological pool invites to a bath. Even being in the Algarve, the water temperature was not more [...]
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The calculation is as simple as impressive: 200 biological pools in the country with an average size of 250 m2 are making a total area of 50,000 m2 or 5 hectares. The portfolio of designers of Bio Piscinas, Lda., created during almost 25 years of career in Portugal, is a gift for the environment, [...]
The Water Flag is one of the few species best known among the hundreds of aquatic plants used in biological pools. Iris pseudacorus, its scientific name, refers to its leaves in the form of a sword to remember an old medicinal plant "Acorus" from Asia ie the name says: Iris (lily) which has leaves [...]
The Pygmy Triton is a species of Triton exclusive of Southern Portugal and Southern Spain. Triturus pygmeus was considered as subspecies of the Marbeled Newt (Triturus marmoratus) that has a distribution in the remaining areas of Portugal and Spain to France. In the ponds and as well in biological pools of the Algarve and [...]
Bio Piscinas, Lda. has joined the recently established Temporary Pond Landstewardship Network of the LIFE Charcos project. The LIFE Charcos Project aims to conserve a priority habitat, the Mediterranean Temporary Ponds (habitat priority 3170 * of the Habitats Directive), which is increasingly threatened due to its ecological fragility and lack of knowledge of its [...]
February 2 is the Wetlands World Day. In 2018 the global theme for this day is "Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future", reminding society that wetland conservation is not only a concern of environmentalists or of those who live in nature, but a concern for all of us even from the more urban population, [...]
When a biological pool already has a few years of existence, it eventually needs a pruning of a part of the underwater plants. When this was even necessary, in the third or fifth year of the existence or even later, it depends greatly on the state of development of some distinct species. Thus, the [...]
2017 was the year of awards for biological pools. The Chão do Rio - turismo de aldeia, was elected as second best rural tourism in Portugal and tourism Valle del Arroyo - casas rurales won, the second consecutive year, the first place among more than 1000 bed and breakfasts of Andalusia! In both cases [...]
»Our children need more nature and less smartphones«, with these words inaugurated Prince Juan Carlos of the Netherlands the ninth edition of the international congress on biologically treated pools in Leeuwarden, North Holland. About 200 participants from 5 continents and 20 countries participated in the excursions, workshops and lectures and exchanged impressions and experiences [...]
The biological pool project at theClub Med Resort da Balaia in Albufeira was awarded the IOB PONDY AWARD. On 16 November, Landscape Architect Claudia Schwarzer from Bio Piscinas, Lda. received the IOB Design Award at the International Congress about pools with biological treatment in the Netherlands. The project was chosen as the best in [...]