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How does an infinity pool work?

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Asked by: Billy Bruno

An infinity pool is sort of like a waterfall with a single lower level—one section of the pool’s edge is lower, acting like a dam which overflows into a lower catch basin. From there, water is pumped back into the upper pool to create a continuous overflow.

How does the water stay in an infinity pool?

Unlike regular pools which have all the walls extend beyond the water, an infinity pool has one or more walls that meet the water level exactly, with the water level wall sloping downwards away from the edge creating a waterfall.

Can u fall out of an infinity pool?

Can you fall off an infinity pool? No, you can’t fall off the side of an infinity pool. It’s only an illusion!

How is an infinity pool different?

What is an infinity pool? Also known as zero-edge pools or rimless pools, infinity pools are designed to give the illusion of a missing edge. The water appears to flow beyond the edge and into, well, infinity. These pools are often built with beautiful horizons beyond the ‘missing edge’.

Do you need skimmer for infinity pool?

Infinity edge pools can certainly be built without skimmers but this may cause problems and conflict with our surface area “philosophy”. They will also need vacuum ports if there is no skimmer.

Can you swim over the edge of an infinity pool?

Yes, infinity pools are safe. Remember, the disappearing edge is a visual trick, not an actual disappearing edge. If you swim up to the edge of the pool, you’ll reach a wall.

Do infinity pools use more water?

Once it’s built, an infinity edge pool costs more in water (they can’t be covered, so there’s constant evaporation) and energy (the massive pumps from the catch basin run around the clock) than any Endless Pools model.

How do you heat an infinity pool?

How to Heat an Infinity Pool

  1. Always Use Solar Pool Heating.
  2. Consider Adjustable Automatic Pumps.
  3. Install a Heat Pump.
  4. Contact Local Pool Heating.

How are infinity pools constructed?

To create this waterfall-like effect, infinity pools are built with a portion of the wall removed near the top of the pool or at the coping level. The water then spills over the side into a catch basin. Using pumps and hydraulics, the overflow water is pumped back into the pool, and the cycle continues.

What are the pools called that overflow?

Two of the most popular modern pool designs are perimeter overflow pools, and infinity pools. Though the terms are often used interchangeably, perimeter overflow pools and infinity edge pools are not the same.

What’s a zero edge pool?

An infinity pool is also called an infinity edge pool or a zero edge pool. It is a reflecting or swimming pool where the water flows over one or more edges, producing a visual effect of water with no boundary.

Is overflow pool more expensive?

An infinity pool typically costs 20 percent more than a regular pool if you have the infinity edge on one side.

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