The pool was photographed that day Click for a larger image Translation of the text on the sign
A symbol that brands the city of Tel Aviv
The City Improvement Division - for quality of life and a well-kept environment Ecological Pool Characteristics
An ecological pool maintains an internal balance between its various components: water, plants, substrates, fish and microorganisms, with each component contributing its share to the fabric of life. Aquatic plants are the basis for this balance. They consume nutrients, which would otherwise be consumed by algae, and inject oxygen into the water. Their most important activity is in the root house, where a habitat is created for microorganisms that break down the pollutants in the water. The ecological pool in Rabin Square
The pool was restored on the basis of the historic fountain pool that ceased to operate years ago. As part of the project, the high walls were lowered to the height of a seating wall and the inner edges of the pool were raised to allow the audience to approach and view without high fences and walls. The sides of the pool were sealed and water systems with extremely low power consumption were installed, some of which will even be disconnected over the years when the vegetation is established.
The vegetation is divided into nymphs and shore plants: deciduous nymphs in shades of pink and yellow, tropical nymphs bloom day in shades of blue and tropics bloom overnight in white and pink. West Bank plants, some erect such as: Talia, Cyperus, Acutus, Iris, Calla and common reed, and some are: Centella, Sutera cordata and Marcelia.
The fish species are: goldfish, comet fish (in orange and yellow) and Shubunkin fish (in white, black and orange). These fish have a quiet and calm temperament and are not aggressive. They are strong, survive and can live even in cold water.
In the center of the pool stands the fountain which is a restoration of the historic “cake” fountain that operated on the site years ago.
The quality of the water and the balance of life in it are necessary for the success of the pool and its improvement over the years.
To do this, please make sure:
- Do not throw bread and other dough products into the water, these foods are not digested in the stomach of the fish and harm the quality of the water.
- Do not bring in additional animals (such as turtles, or other fish), these will upset the existing balance.