Build drama into your backyard with a Vanishing Edge Pool
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?
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
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.