Pool design has come a long way over the years. With advancements in technology and endless possibilities in modern engineering, swimming pools have become marvels of modern day design. No longer is a pool just a hole in the ground, with cinder block or poured wall construction. Yes, pools have gotten rather fancy.
Swimming pools date back to 2500 B.C. in ancient Egypt and later in ancient Greece, Rome, and Assyria. Swimming pools became popular in the middle of the 19th century and have not looked back since. The standard backyard swimming hole has been outdone by unique design and elaborate construction. Who would have thought swimming pools would end up protruding over the side of skyscrapers?
Another design becoming more and more popular is the "Vanishing Edge" pool. Also known as a Negative, Infinity, or Zero Edge pool, this unique design uses a catch basin allowing for the continues overflow of water. The water level at one or more edges of the pool is equal to the surrounding structure creating an Illusion of a continuous pool edge. Using this construction in conjunction with the surrounding landscaping pool builders can create a breathtaking panorama, turning your pool into an unreal sanctuary.
This is a great example of what a vanishing edge can achieve. Bringing together a body of water, the surrounding mountainous landscape, and incorporating the elevation and sky view, the ultimate optical illusion is created and can be enjoyed. Imagine floating around this pool on a lounger, it would be like floating on a cloud. Another popular pool construction incorporated in modern design, are waterfalls.
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