All About Infinity Pools

Infinity pools require extensive structural, mechanical (hydraulic engineering) and architectural detailing. Since they are almost always built in precarious locations (cliffs, mountain tops, beach front, etc.), sound structural engineering is paramount. The structural engineering must be based upon the geological conditions found on the site. A geotechnical report is commissioned prior to the commencement of the infinity pools structural engineering. The high costs of these pools are often found in the Swimming Pool foundation systems that anchor them to the hillsides.

 

Infinity Pool and Spa

Infinity Pool and Spa

A negative edge pool or “infinity pool” is an inground pool lacking one or more edges. An infinity pool creates the illusion that the water lacking edges is supported by nothing. The infinity pool is especially effective when the edgeless parts of the swimming pool are located over high ground that drops away, or near a water source like oceans or lakes. Near water, the infinity pool gives the illusion that the pool water does not end, and is harmoniously continued to the water source. On high ground, the infinity pool looks like a magic trick.

 

Negative Edge Pool

Negative Edge Pool

The negative edge pool is stunning at night, and owners of these infinity pool often enjoy their reflective ability. If a water source like a lake or ocean is below the pool, a view of the pool from several feet away seems to reflect the night sky and stars far out into the lake or ocean.

The infinity pool is beautiful, but it may be a poor choice for families with young children. For the infinity pools visual effects to work properly, fencing should not interrupt sight access to the pool. However, properly fencing any swimming pool in a house with young children is strongly recommended. Please see our article on swimming pool safety here.

Infinity pools both stunning and luxurious. If you would like to learn more on how you can have a custom built pool constructed by an award winning Los Angeles area Pool builder call us for a Free Consultation and Pool Design quote!(818)347-6657, or visit us  online Universal Pool and Spa.

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