How Does an Infinity Pool Work? May 7, 2019

The installation of an infinity pool is a beautiful addition to any backyard in Connecticut. The vanishing edge that seamlessly blends with the horizon line can enmesh a pool setting into its surrounding landscape. Curious about how these luxurious amenities function? We’re here to tell you.

All About Illusion
Infinity pools have an edge that reflects an infinite horizon. This is achieved through an optical illusion. Conventional pools have walls that extend above the water surface level to contain the pool water.

In a vanishing edge pool, one or more walls end at the exact height of the optimal water level. This wall is often sloped downwards allowing water to overflow into a basin or trough that is hidden from view beneath the vanishing edge. Once gathered below, this water is then collected and pumped back into circulation in the main pool.

Nature of Invention
Although disputed, it is believed that the idea for infinity pools began in the mid-20th century in California with modernist architect John Lautner. His famous early commissioned work included a cantilevered swimming pool that directly bled into the Silver Lake Reservoir.

Optimizing for Beauty
Whether positioned near a body of water like an ocean or lake, against a lush landscape, or the stark elements of your property, a vanishing edge pool captures a desirable aesthetic. At Aqua Pool and Patio, our team is comprised of pool experts that have years of experience in tailoring this type of pool structure to fit a wide variety of New England properties.