Infinity pools go by many names including vanishing, negative, zero, or disappearing edge pools. Zero pools have been a puzzle since their inception, with many people wondering how they work, or whether they are safe. An infinity pool gives the impression that your pool is merging with a larger water body, or with the sky. The concept of the infinity pool is quite simple, and it is possible to have an infinity pool in your backyard.
How an infinity pool works
Unlike a regular pool where the water is below the pool wall, one or more walls of an infinity pool meet with the water. The walls slope from the pool and form a waterfall that causes the infinity effect. The water then falls into another pool that is below the initial pool, the catch pool. Water from the second pool is pumped back into the original pool, and the cycle continues.
The whole trick lies in positioning the catch pool that is on the slope such that it is unnoticeable from all of the best angles. There should also be a balance in the size of the collector pool such that is neither too big nor too small. A naturally sloppy terrain works best when you want to build an infinity pool, but you can also create a slope if your land is not naturally sloppy.
What are the benefits of an infinity pool?
Give sloppy land a seamless look
As stated, infinity pools work best when the land is naturally sloppy. Installing an infinity pool will give your land a feel of level ground. The beauty they offer to your landscape is unmatched. Infinity pool designs are an eye-catching feature
Easy to maintain
Water in an infinity pool is always flowing from the main pool to the collector pool and back. This flow distracts the growth of algae which grow faster in static waters.
Offer space for the whole family
Infinity pools are enormous enough to accommodate the whole family. They offer a chance for family members to gather and relax.
Save water in the long run
Though the infinity pool comes with two troughs, it saves water in the long run. In the presence of a water filter, the water from the trough goes back to the main pool and is re-used.
Great for water exercises
The infinity pool, because it is constructed in a way that water flows in a particular direction toward the slope, is excellent for exercise for example if you want to swim against the current.
Infinity pools are safe
Contrary to many beliefs, infinity pools are safe if built in the right way, so make sure yours is done by a proven professional. Moreover, you can incorporate features such as ramps into the pool for improved safety. Also, infinity pools, unlike other pools, must come with special features such as alarms and barriers to enhance safety.
Infinity pools, though more expensive than regular pools are a great place to relax with your family. They provide a feel of nature due to their unique design. Moreover, infinity pools are easy to maintain giving you the luxury you need with minimal effort.