Build drama into your backyard with a Vanishing Edge Pool
The awe-inspiring glamor of a vanishing edge pool will make your home feel like an exotic 5-Star resort. The visual illusion of water meeting the horizon lends an expansive effect that is visually thrilling yet calming to the soul.
Also known as infinity pools, these swimming pools are built so that the far edge disappears from view so that visually the water meets the sky or another body of water, such as a lake or the sea. It is especially impactful for homes with yards that end in a cliff or steep slope. The horizon side of the pool built low enough to allow water to flow over the edge, creating the limitless effect.
While infinity pools are often used in contemporary modern architecture, they actually date back as far as the early 1600s, where the design was used at the Palace of Versailles in France.
How are vanishing edge pools built?
A vanishing edge pool is built with a catch basin on the far side, to catch and return the overflowing water. As more people get in the pool, more water will be displaced so it is vital that pool designers account for this adequately when designing infinity pools. It’s also important to consider that high winds will displace water from a vanishing edge pool. The catch basin will need to be wide enough to collect water that is blown out of the pool to help prevent erosion beneath the pool. The value of a vanishing edge pool is beyond monetary. The emotional effect that this illusion of infinite tranquility is truly immeasurable. Contact Treasure Pools today to see if a vanishing edge pool is right for your home.
Perimeter overflow pools combine the visual interest of an art installation with the functionality of a traditional backyard swimming pool. Similar to a vanishing edge pool, the water level is high enough to overflow the walls of the pool.
While the water only overflows on one side of a vanishing edge pool, perimeter overflow pools allow water to overflow all the way around. Therefore, a catch basin must be built into the design around the entire perimeter.
Types of Perimeter Overflow Pools
Deck-level perimeter overflow pools allow the water to meet the edge of the pool deck. This creates a “reflective pool” effect like a sheet of glass reflecting the sky. When the water is completely level with the surrounding surface, a tranquil ambiance is created that has a very contemporary feel.
Another approach to the perimeter overflow pool is to incorporate a partial above ground wall lined with marble or reflective tiles. As the water flows over the edge of the walls, it cascades over the outer wall down into the catch basin and is recycled back into the pool. This gives a waterfall effect all around the perimeter of the pool, creating an artistic focal point for your yard.
The striking beauty of a perimeter overflow pool will not only raise your spirits but also your property value. This sleek, high-end look can transform your yard into a luxurious oasis. Learn more about the design and construction of perimeter overflow pools by contacting Treasure Pools today at (561) 793-1550 or 800-281-SWIM.