Perimeter Overflow Pools
The perimeter overflow pool is known as an extremely elegant, luxurious pool. This rare pool design shares a trait with the infinity-edge pool, only it takes the “edgeless” concept to an even further extreme. Perimeter overflow pools are designed so that water spills over on all sides. The water that flows over the sides is caught and re-circulated.
Perimeter overflow pools are known for their mirror-like image. The water surface is in almost constant motion. Because the water is in a relatively confined space, ripples and waves bounce off the sides, interacting and reinforcing each other. The water pours in a thin sheet over the edges, and because the water is not bound by anything, disturbances seize to persist after little time. The result is a smooth mirror like surface that blends in to the atmosphere and becomes serenity to its surroundings. Because of its reflective surface and mirror-like quality, a perimeter overflow pool will be visually linked to its surrounding architecture and landscaping, creating an integrated effect in a way that no ordinary pool can do.
Adding water features to a perimeter overflow pool is not usually a good idea because moving water will interfere with the stillness and unique tranquility that are the focal points of this pool. The shell of the perimeter overflow pool can be finished with a smooth dark colored material to play up its reflectivity.
To learn more about perimeter overflow pools, their construction process and maintenance, or to set up an appointment for a free consultation and design estimate, please feel free to call us any time. Universal Pool and Spa (818) 347-6657.
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