When considering a new pool, one of the most luxurious options is an infinity pool. Often seen at exclusive resorts, these pools are visually stunning. This type of pool is designed to seamlessly integrate with its surroundings, creating an optical illusion that the pool goes on forever.
What is an Infinity Pool?
An infinity pool works by creating an image of endlessness. These pools are built to blend in with the horizon with one or more walls stopping just a fraction of an inch below water level. This causes the water to spill over the edge. This water then goes into a catch basin below where a pump system sends it back into the main pool area. During this process, water flows through the pool and cascades over the edge. It visually appears to have no boundary and seems to blend with the skyline.
If you want to design and install an infinity pool of your own, here are a few things you should consider:
Cost of Installation
Installation of an infinity pool costs more than a standard inground swimming pool. There are different structural needs for the foundation and extra mechanical needs for the catch basin, which makes the installation more complicated. You are essentially building two pools, although you only swim in one of them. The water in this type of pool goes over the side and it goes into a second pool that is roughly one third of the size of the swimming area.
When you design and build a custom pool, it is important to consider how it will fit into your backyard. You should take into account not only the swimming area, but also the space needed for the catch basin. In addition to the amount of space in your yard, you should also consider how you intend to use your pool. A design intended for swimming laps will be different than one that is meant for entertaining guests. Keep in mind that the number of people using your pool on a regular basis is also a factor in how large you should make your new pool. Our skilled team of builders is happy to help you consider these variables and can recommend the ideal size for your new custom pool.
Any type of pool requires regular maintenance to keep the water clear and sparkling. Owning an infinity pool involves some more specific maintenance tasks to ensure proper function. For example, you will need to pay special attention to the water level. Since the pool pump will fill water up to the edge of the swimming area, you may not notice low water levels right away. However, maintaining your new pool can be made easier by using a maintenance schedule and keeping a list of what you need to check. Although it can be more work, especially when you are first getting used to your pool, it is well worth it when you can show off a stunning infinity-edge pool to your guests.
Building a gorgeous “vanishing edge pool” requires an understanding of complex mechanical and structural features and an understanding of how to blend it aesthetically with its surroundings. This sort of pool design can be complicated and you need highly-qualified experts to manage your project from conception to completion. At Pools by Design, we give our clients all of the information they need to make an informed decision. Our experience and dedication ensure that you will be able to enjoy your swimming pool for years to come.