Vanessa Shannon, Berks
"I’ve always swum and loved swimming but I can’t stand swimming pools, especially in this environment, it’s too agricultural. I think it would be a blot on the landscape. But also the wildlife aspect was important because the whole garden is organic, and I also wanted something that was going to be attractive..."
"I’ve done very little maintenance to it, it’s not needed it.
"We get dragonflies and other wildlife, no ducks because the dogs chase them away. The kids introduce me to new bugs they find.
The adults can’t get how it works, they can’t get that it is actually clean. Especially the men actually - none of them could envisage it beforehand and didn’t quite get it. Having said that since it’s been in everyone has been blown away by it.
"Before if it was a hot sunny day we would have to get the sprinkler out or something, whereas now this is here all the time. And it’s lovely having a feature which is used by everybody."