Infinity pool is a swimming pool where water flows on one or more edges,
creating an optical effect of water with no limits. These pools are often designed so that the edge appears integrated with a larger
surface than the water, such as the ocean, or with the sky.
best thing about infinity pool designs is the aesthetics: the
tropical landscape merges with the water, uniting the sky with the
horizon in beautiful shades of green or blue. Whether it's the effect
or the design, the truth is that this choice in your home not only
makes you feel good, but it increases the value of your property as
well! In the ‘90s this pool was only exclusive to hotels and spas,
today it is also present in residential homes. Combined with a wooden
deck and the right furniture and quality sun loungers, it can make
any house look like a holiday home.
there any famous infinity pools in India?
are some pretty spectacular infinity pools that have been built in hotels, resorts and private residences in
India. Some of the most mesmerising infinity pools can be found in
Udaipur at the Oberoi Udaivilas, Cochin at the Vivanta and Chennai at
much does an infinity pool cost in India?
it wouldn't cost a fortune to build your own private pool, even if
you are living in a house as small as 250 sqmt in a metropolitan like
Mumbai or New Delhi. The cost of a private pool comes between INR 4-8
lakh for a normal size pool. Although the basic cost of a normal
swimming pool comes up to around INR 1,100 per sqft, the decorative
and technological advancements of an infinity pool can add up the
cost. But these fitments like internal lights, skimmers add up to the
What should i
consider when I plan to build an infinity pool?
Firstly, you must make
a preliminary study of the quality of the ground: the pool settles
more easily on the ground with a slight slope, we must also see the
quality of the bottom soil (limestone, sand, mud, etc.) to protect
the foundations properly. Some types of soil are not compatible.
Before building your
infinity pool you should pay attention to the location of the sun,
which, positioned in the northwest part of the terrain allows an even
more incredible view of your pool. To get the water waterfall effect,
you need a gentle slope just after the adjustment cycle is finished.
The slope must be enough to be invisible from the other side of the
pool, in order to get visual effects on the horizon that blends with
the edge of the pool, Also don’t forget the pool lights and pool
You should also invest
in two pumps and two level sensors to ensure comfort: one for filter,
one for water flooding. Install the valve check in the temporary tank
when the pump stops. If one does not wish to receive rain water
(contaminated with acid, etc.) from the flood pitfalls you must lift
the outer edge to prevent runoff water to the buffer tank.
If you need
inspiration you can easily find Infinity pool images here on homify
and collect them in an ideabook for your further reference.
are the pros and cons of an infinity pool?
of the main advantages of investing in an infinity pool, other than
its exceptional aesthetics is that it maintains cleaner water much
better than the traditional swimming pool. Where the water flows
continuously, all the waste floating on surface such as leaves and
insects or tanning oils are transferred to the reservoir water
surplus. There is no time for them to soak in water and descend to
the bottom of the pool, and the irregularities are quickly cleared.
If the excess water exceeds the maximum, the infinity pool becomes
like a mirror and cleans the water surface. Basically, it’s a
self-cleaning pool which will ensure clean water at all times.
One of the
disadvantages of the infinity pool designs is that it requires more
complex and restrictive technical application than the traditional
swimming pool. Its facilities (buffer tank, pitfalls, hydraulic
system) and equipment (level sensor, valve, pump dedicated to
infinity) must be different from the normal pool. In addition, it is
difficult to find a suitable cover system (tarpaulin) without
generally ruining the aesthetic. Unless the infinity pool takes all
the luxuries, or sticks to a standard size or shape, it will be
necessary to resort to a custom cover system.
Any tips for
maintaining an infinity pool?
The maintenance care
in an infinity pool is almost the same as conventional swimming
pools, with some extra observations. The gutter should be
waterproofed and coated with the same material chosen for the pool
liner (as the water will return to the pool, so it should always be
clean). Also, periodic check of gutters, which are usually in more
hidden areas, are very important.
What do I need to
know before building my pool?
While the maintenance
issues are negligent, archaic laws have made it mandatory to acquire
permission from civic authorities before building a pool, private or
public, beyond a certain measurement. The rules differ from one state
to another and in some case from one district zone to the other. For
example, in the national capital, Delhi Police is the single-window
authority for building a swimming pool.
They will send over a health inspector before the construction.
For safety reasons,
the outer wall of the gutter must be at least 20 centimeters wide to
ensure a certain setback, so there will be no risk if someone decides
to leave the structure on this side. There is also the ’false
infinite border’ consisting of a system with pebbles. The water in
the tank will overflow only if there is movement and it falls into a
deep gutter, after the level of the pool is lower, simply refill it,
as would be done in any common pool. The traditional version is an
electronic pump which causes the water to overflow and return to the
pool continuously. Adopting this system can make the work more
expensive - we suggest getting in touch with the best professionals for pools and spas.