James Robyn


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Name: James Robyn
Organization: BioNova Natural Pools
Website: http://www.bionovanaturalpools.com
Title: President and CEO

Challenge Entries

Using technology that mimics nature, we can build “Natural Swimming Pools” (NSPs) as an alternative to the traditional sterilized pool. Developed extensively in Germany, NSPs require no chemicals to effectively maintain high water quality. The key is an area called the regeneration zone, in which aquatic plants are rooted hydroponically in gravel beds. In one multi-unit housing complex called Tanzi, in Mauritius, Africa, we proved the viability of creating a community pool and series of smaller pools all connected by a shared regeneration zone.