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Infinity pools are luxury at its peak. A popular choice for Gold Coast homeowners that have a view they want to maximise on. Visually stunning and typically built in jaw dropping locations, they are the epitome of swimming pools. Also named disappearing edge or vanishing edge pools, infinity swimming pools give the illusion of water vanishing and extended horizons that go on for ever.
HISTORY OF INFINITY POOLS
If you trawl through the internet, there are two possible origins of the infinity pool.
- According to Wikipedia, “The infinity pool design concept is said to have originated in France, where one of the first vanishing edge designs was utilized in the “Stag Fountain” at the Palace of Versailles in the early 1400s.”
- The other possible lineage, which is plausible, is that the infinity edge pool was inspired by the rice paddies of Bali and Indonesia.
Wherever and whoever founded the infinity swimming pool’s design, they should be commended. A true feat of human engineering, the visual effects created by water with no visible boundaries are truly exquisite.
Typically seen at luxurious resorts, infinity swimming pools have made an insurgence into modern living. This resurgence has led to them becoming widely incorporated into homes which have stunning vistas to capture and enjoy.
If you own property which has a view of ocean, skyline or mountains from any height, you would most assuredly benefit from constructing an infinity swimming pool. A little more expensive than conventional concrete swimming pools, they are worth it in my opinion.
HOW DOES AN INFINITY EDGE POOL WORK?
To explain the concept quickly, infinity edge swimming pools have one or two walls that come up to the water line rather than above it like conventional swimming pools. The cascading water which appears to fall off the edge is caught in a catchment pool built at the base of the main pool and the water is pumped back into the main pool. This is what gives the pool its distinctive feature and name.