Vanishing edge or Infinity pools are a design trend in the 21st century for their beauty and pure elegance. The infinity pool however is often confused with the overflow pool or deck level pool so we are here to explain the differences in their design and construction and what makes one infinity pool stand out from the rest.
The basics of how an infinity pool works.
A true infinity pool or negative edge pool has to be built on sloped ground, this is because the water level along one or two sides of the pool will flow over these edges into a weir or secondary pool. Most commonly installed overlooking another body of water such as the sea or a lake, making the pool appear to extend to infinity.
An infinity pool edge should not be confused with a deck level pool or overflow pool where the waters edge is the same level as the deck or patio and flows into a grate around the perimeter.
Infinity pool designs
As described above the location of the infinity pool is the first design consideration. Surrounding levels and sight lines have to be carefully considered to achieve the infinity edge look, merging with the secondary body of water. Once the sight lines and position has been determined the materials are the next consideration. A colour closely matching the surrounding body of water has to be chosen or similar in colour to the landscape, where a negative edge pool (infinity pool without the sea or lake to blend) is to be installed.
Pool Interior: For the interior of the pool our clients have three choices:
Liner: PVC 1.5mm Liner is available in a range of colors and patterns or even single colored.(alkorplan-german origin or Haogenplast-israel origin.)
Tiles: Porcelain tiles from are available again in a range of colors to suit all tastes(Spain origin)
Mosaic tiles: Glass mosaics tiles are offered in a wide variety of patterns, sizes, texture and colors.
You can view the following diagram regarding how a vanishing edge pool works and what
products you need in order to have a clean and healthy pool that will last.