10 Stunning Infinity Pools
As a traveler, you would be looking for a relaxing summer getaway and could experience breathtaking infinity pools and then at one of the luxurious vacation places. Swimming pools might be the second most in great request luxury item travelers’ desire when looking for vacation resorts. There could not be anything better in the world than catching some rays on the beach, sitting so close to the water, you can feel the mist of the breaking waves on your face and enjoying the view of the sea or ocean.
Hotel Caruso Belvedere, Italy
According to Wikipedia: “An infinity pool is a swimming or reflecting pool that produces a visual effect of water extending to the horizon, vanishing, or extending to “infinity.” The term also is used to describe perimeter overflow pools (pools that may be on level parcels, wherein the water flows over one or more edges, usually flush with the decking elevation). One type of location in which the effect is particularly impressive is where the infinity edge appears to merge with a larger body of water such as the ocean, or with the sky (if the pool is located on the side of a hill or field of green).” Infinity pools are often seen at exotic resorts and exclusive estates, in advertisements and in other luxurious places.
The infinity pool design concept is said to have originated in Bali, Indonesia, where its inspiration came directly from observing the dramatic effect created by the general terraced rice paddies that are known locally as sawah for which the island is famous.
Infinity pools are very expensive and require extensive structural, mechanical (hydraulic engineering) and architectural detailing. Since they are usually built in precarious locations (cliffs, mountaintops, beachfront, etc.), sound structural engineering is paramount. The structural engineering must be based upon the geological conditions found on the site. A geotechnical report is commissioned prior to the commencement of the structural engineering. The high costs of these pools are often found in the foundation systems that anchor them to the hillsides.
To get a better idea of what the infinity pool is, let us look at some of the most stunning infinity pools around the world.
Infinity Pool in Singapore
Roca Nivaria Gran Hotel in Costa Adeji
Infinity Pool in Bali
Gran Canaria Hotel in Spain
Resort Pool Ubud Bali, Indonesia
Hotel Costa dei Fiori in Italy
Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa in Maldives
Ubud Hotel & Resort in Bali
Infinity Pool in Thailand
Jade Mountain St. Lucia