A company called Compass Pools have given something unique for height and swimming enthusiasts.
A revolutionary pool is coming to London in 2020, now you can float on top of a 55-story building.
The world’s first 360-degree rooftop infinity pool going to locate on top of a new five-star hotel called the Infinity London, according to Compass Pools, who is designing the pool.
The company’s website says the pool will be 660-liters (around 174 gallons) and there will be the see-through bottom floor, so hotel visitors can see the people who are swimming and the sky above.
Compass Pool’s technical director and swimming pool designer, Alex Kemsley, said they got the idea for building the unique SkyPool. “Architects often come to us to design rooftop infinity pools, but rarely do we get a say in the building design because the pool is usually an afterthought,” he said in a statement on the website.
“When we designed the pool, we wanted an uninterrupted view, both above and below the water,” he continued.
“Normally a simple ladder would suffice, but we didn’t want stairs on the outside of the building or in the pool as it would spoil the view – and obviously you don’t want 600,000 liters of water draining through the building either,” Kemsley said.
He continued: “The solution is based on the door of a submarine, coupled with a rotating spiral staircase which rises from the pool floor when someone wants to get in or out – the absolute cutting edge of swimming pool and building design and a little bit James Bond to boot!”
The SkyPool will be made from cast acrylic instead of glass to get “perfectly clear” look and they will outfit it with an internal anemometer to monitor the wind speed, they want to make sure the pool stays the right temperature and ensuring that the pool doesn’t blow water into the street.
Infinity London’s exact location is not confirmed yet, but Compass Pools says construction will begin in 2020 “if all the partners and contractors are confirmed.”
Alex Kemsley said that this unique pool will surpass everyone’s expectations.
“Swimming in the SkyPool at The Shard, it’s quite a weird feeling to have helicopters flying past at your level but this pool takes it a step further,” he says.“Pop your goggles on and with a 360-degree view of London from 220m up, it really will be something else – but it’s definitely not one for the acrophobic!”
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