Infinity Edge Swimming Pools

One of the best ways to elevate the beauty of your home is with an infinity edge pool. They've been installed in the world's most luxurious resorts and properties and for good reason, as they truly do turn your backyard into a work of art.

Infinity-Edge Pool Overlooking the City

An infinity pool (also known as a negative edge, endless pool, disappearing edge or vanishing edge) has one or more sides where the edge of the pool is level with the water, so when the pump is turned on it flows over into a trough below. This gives the illusion that the water is vanishing into the horizon. The effect created with this type of pool depends on where it's placed, but the effect can be achieved almost anywhere if installed properly. These pools are frequently build against a large space, such as atop a hill or facing the ocean.

Hotel Vanishing Edge Pool with Two Levels

Infinity pools have a circulation system that handles both the main pool and infinity edge. The filtration system works just like any regular pool, except traditional pool skimmers aren't needed. The water circulates through the drain in the pool floor. The infinity edge system is designed to run only when the pool is being used and works by taking the overflowing water from the edge through a collection trough, where it gets filtered and pumped back to the main pool.

Installing an infinity pool is expensive: you'll be adding upwards of $10,000 to your existing pool construction costs. Most customers will spend around $70,000 to $80,000 in all. 

It's important to note that there is a very precise way to design and construct these pools, which if isn't done properly, will cause the effect of your pool to be less than desired. Be sure to choose a trusted designer and contractor for your project. 

Pacific Palisades Infinity-Edge Pool Overlooking The Ocean

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