The Timeless Beauty of a Vanishing Edge Pool
There’s a rock ledge just under the surface of the water that makes it possible. This is similar to the way that a vanishing edge pool, sometimes called an infinity edge pool, works and the effect is just as amazing when the pool is made through engineering as it is when it’s made by nature.
How They Work
On an infinity edge or vanishing edge pool, an underwater barrier allows water to spill over the top of it to a collection area below. This collection area pumps the water back into the swimming pool, just as the pumps on a standard swimming pool circulate the water. The difference is entirely one of perspective.
For the swimmer and people alongside the swimming pool, the water appears to be suspended in midair on its edge. This is not the entirely of the effect, however. A skilled New Orleans swimming pool builder can use this as the basis for some incredible aesthetic feats that will truly make people look twice.
Into the Land, Into the Sky
Working with this vanishing edge, we make it appear as if the swimming pool’s water blends in with the sky or the land around it. This can create a look at has to been to be believed. When it’s done correctly, it can be surreal. The water appears to fade off into infinity, meshing with the horizon.
Another popular and very creative way to use this effect may work very well for some New Orleans homes. It involves setting up the pools so that it appears to be part of a nearby body of water, such as a pond, river or lake. The difference in the color of the waters will be the only thing that gives away the fact that they are separate. This is a great effect for more intimate spaces.
Taking it Up a Notch
The thing that makes the Devil’s Pool so nerve wracking is that it’s at the top of a waterfall that falls 1,000 meters to the rocks below. Looking out from it, all you see is the drop off. This can be imitated in architectural features.
These pools take some sophisticated engineering, so you’ll need to speak with the New Orleans pool contractors at Pleasure Aquatech Pools to get an idea of what your options are. These contracts can be very creative, however, and a vanishing edge pool can be something to marvel at.