Infinity pools are designed to give you the illusion that your pool is a continuous body of water. Also referred to as negative edge pools, these pools have at least one edge that is slightly lower than the surface of the water. As the water runs over the edge and into a trough it gives the appearance of not having a solid edge. Infinity pools can be particularly impressive if overlooking a downward slope, such as a valley or hillside. Infinity pools must be built to precise standards with a perfectly level edge to be effective.
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Build the holding tank, or pool, with the negative edge facing the desired direction. The walls are constructed of cement reinforced with rebars (metal reinforcement beams). Make absolutely sure that the negative edge is perfectly level, any deviation will cause the water illusion to fail. When building the pool you must install a standard filtering system that is independent of the infinity pool system.
Build a trough beneath the negative edge to catch the water flowing over the side of the infinity pool. This trough will act as a reservoir for water going into the holding tank, which in turn gets pumped back into the pool.
Connect the trough to the water-holding tank with properly sized piping. Connect pipes from the holding tank to an adequately powered pump for the size of your pool. Continue with pipes from the pump back into the pool.
Tips and warnings
- Infinity pools are custom build; each individual pool is unique in design and must be built to specifications of the property.
- Infinity pool installation is very complex and is best left to a professional.
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