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Eco-Answers with an ELA Eco-Pro – Natural Swim Ponds

Wed, October 19, 2022 @ 6:30 pm EDT - 7:15 pm EDT

Special ELA Members Only Event – If you aren’t yet a member, you can join here.

Are you looking for an alternative to traditional swimming pools? Considering a natural swim pond for your next design project? Join ELA and Karina Lapierre, BFA and Owner of Lavish Gardens, to ask your questions and get professional advice on constructing recreational ponds.

During this 45-minute live Zoom Q&A, Karina will provide a quick overview of natural ponds and then will jump right into your questions for the bulk of the session.

Some topics that Karina can address are:

  • What are the advantages of a natural swim pond over a traditional swimming pool?
  • Can a natural swim pond work in any climate?
  • What filtration and oxygenation systems are best to maintain water quality?
  • What native plants can be used as part of the design?
  • Can natural pond systems be powered by renewable energy sources?
  • And more…

You can email questions in advance to help guide Karina’s remarks. You are welcome to submit photos of plants or sites to provide some context for your questions and to add interest to the discussion. Send questions and photos to

If you don’t submit your questions in advance, no problem, we will also be taking questions throughout the event. When you register for Eco-Answers with the ELA Eco-Pros, you will receive your Zoom Webinar link in a separate email.

About the ELA Eco-Pro

Karina Lapierre, BFA is Owner/Designer of Lavish Gardens in Stirling, Ontario. Recipient of the Robert Langstadt Award for Academic Excellence, Karina graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University. In 2008, she decided to marry her love of art and design with her affinity for the natural world. Her creativity, passion and innate connection to earth is reflected in her natural designs and fuels her leadership of the company. With a deep devotion to the environment, as well as a profound love of wildlife, plants and ecological landscaping, she is fully dedicated to the creation of beautiful outdoor spaces through sustainable landscape practices.


Wed, October 19, 2022
6:30 pm EDT - 7:15 pm EDT
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