Raising popularity of infinity pools
The popularity of infinity swimming pools has increased significantly over the past years. People strive for this design as it looks beautiful and creates a synergy between the housing and nature. What is an infinity pool – how is it defined? An infinity pool gives the impression it merges into the water or the surroundings. You can get the effect with a pool on a hill top and the natural landscape behind it or with a body of water in the background (most commonly a lake or a sea). The water flows over the infinity (or negative) edge and creates an effect of water with no boundary. You can have a breathtaking view of the sky, cityscape, trees, forest, lake or sea – all of your visitors will be excited this spectacular architectural element. Infinity swimming pools are currently not only the domain of the highest class – you need a bigger budget to build an infinity swimming pool but the difference is not as significant anymore (more about the cost of an infinity pool).
Building infinity pools in Queensland
Constructing an infinity pool is not an easy task. At Poolscene Gympie, we have all the knowledge required to master the extensive architectonic, structural, and mechanical detailing required. We take advantage of the unique technologies that enable Compass Pools to build pools with a disappearing edge and thanks to it, we can construct infinity pools even in very difficult conditions. So if you think of a fibreglass infinity pool in Gympie and surrounding areas, we are the pool builder you might like to talk to. We are able to come to you, discuss the project and build an infinity pool for you. With us, you are not limited to one pool technology only as we can build infinity edge swimming pools both as concrete and fibreglass pools.
Infinity pools are usually built on sloping sites, so looking down from the hill creates that desired infinity effect – some of the best infinity pools have been built on non-flat sites. The pools are installed partially or completely above the ground and the pool shell requires a special support that enables this. Compass Pools Australia has developed a unique Maxi Rib technology that uses a rib-like structure to provide the necessary support to enable this type of installation. At some sites, the pool can be installed above the ground on a concrete platform, or it can be set down on the natural ground level. This means that all sites, including sloping, flat, and raised ground, can be catered for. The Maxi Rib system has been specifically created by Compass Pools engineer Charles Rickard. As Rickard says, thanks to this technology “it’s now possible to install a fibreglass pool on sites which previously would have been considered either too difficult or virtually impossible to proceed”. Thus, we can build custom fibreglass infinity pool designs thanks to Maxi Rib.
What is the cost of an infinity pool?
Thanks to our innovative engineering and product development at Compass Pools, pool owners have more options than ever before. In the past, fibreglass pools have been limited to inground installations. People with sloping or difficult site plans had to turn to concrete, which takes much longer to install and can cost tens of thousands of dollars more (or not, depending on the situation). It’s true that compared to an installation on a level site, sloping sites and free-standing pools are more costly. However, our pool with Maxi Rib technology is a cost-effective solution. Maxi Rib pools have been installed on many different sites and we know exactly what to do to make your pool project simple to manage and cost effective.
These three compounds affect the cost of an infinity pool:
- Manufacturing of a special edge on the swimming pool shell.
- Building the pool shell as free-standing with Maxi Rib technology or building the pool shell for normal installation with concrete beam retaining work to support the sides and top of the edge.
- The holding tank or hiding pool to hold the water.
Each installation requires an engineer to design the holding capacity, including hydraulics, support design and ground support. You might also wonder how the size of the infinity pool affects the price. In some ways, size does not have a huge impact on cost. If you were planning on a 6m disappearing edge, it would require almost the same amount of work as a 9m edge. If the negative edge or infinity edge includes a corner of the pool there can be additional costs. Thus, you do have to give up the idea of owning an infinity lap pool – it is possible to have a Fastlane or X-Trainer pool shape built as an infinity-edge pool.
Infinity pool in your backyard in QLD
If the idea of having an infinity pool sounds appealing to you, talk to us. We strongly recommend that you decide to include the Vantage automated self-cleaning system with your infinity pool to save you time and money in the future. Contact us to discuss your ideas on your infinity pool today!
Would love to see some more infinity pool pictures?
Look at the images of some of the best infinity pools made using the Compass Pools fibreglass pool shell. All the installations are amazing and you can use them to get some inspiration for your future infinity edge pool.