Infinity pools have an elegant design with a disappearing edge that makes them a very visually appealing option for your home. On an infinity edge pool, one edge will blend seamlessly into the surrounding landscape. This gives you the illusion that the pool’s edge disappears. The water will flow over this edge into a holding tank.
It’s extremely popular, and this is why you’ll find these resort-style pools in very high-end establishments. There are many benefits and advantages that come with owning one of these pools, and they can create a spectacular showpiece for your home in Canberra.
Building an Infinity Edge Pool
Creating the illusion that your pool flows into the landscape is challenging. But Capital Country Pools have all of the knowledge and experience required to create a resort-style pool right in your yard. We use unique technology to build these pools throughout NSW. And, our experienced staff can help you realise your dream of having one of these pools, even if you live in a difficult location.
An infinity pool usually works best on sloping sites because this is what gives the illusion that the edge disappears. You can choose to have your pool partially or completely above-ground, but your pool’s shell will need a special support system to hold the weight. Installing your infinity edge pool on a concrete platform is an option if you want an above-ground pool.
Or, you can bring it down to the ground’s natural levels. Another option is to have a structure called the Maxi Rib from Compass Pools Australia installed to help support the pool’s weight on uneven ground. This technology makes it safe to install your infinity pool on sloping sites.
The Costs of Installing an Infinity Pool
If you want a resort-style pool, you may think that it’s extremely expensive. While these pools have a reputation for being high-end, they can be reasonably affordable. Manufacturers now provide you with several great options to help reduce the costs.
Anyone who wanted this style of pool before on a sloping site would have to use concrete for support. Installing a concrete pool can be expensive, and this makes it less attractive for homeowners in ACT. Maxi Rib technology is much more cost-effective, and you can easily break the costs of installing an infinity edge pool down into three broad categories.
- The holding tank or pool installation to camouflage the water and cycle it back to your main pool. You can’t see this tank, but it’s an essential component for getting that flow effect that tricks your mind into thinking the water is flowing over the edge.
- Building the unique edge of the pool. This edge is where the water flows over and into the holding tank before cycling back to the pool.
- Constructing a pool shell for support during normal pool installation or using Maxi Rib technology for freestanding pools. If you chose a pool shell, you would need concrete beam retaining work that would lend support to the top and sides of the vanished edge to create the illusion.
Every infinity edge pool needs an experienced engineer to design the holding tank for the pool. And, they’ll design the support, hydraulics, and ground support at the same time. The size of your new pool will play a small role in how the price fluctuates, but it won’t be as much as you may think.
For example, you’d require the same amount of work to install a 6-mm disappearing edge as you would with a 9-mm disappearing edge. The costs start to go up when you want an edge that includes the corner of the pool.
Infinity Pool Space Requirements
You don’t have to have a huge backyard or live on the top floor of your building with a gorgeous panorama to look at to enjoy this pool. But, you do need a decent amount of space. If you have a smaller yard, your infinity pool’s size can be a problem. You’ll have to have space for the pool itself, and you’ll also need enough space for the holding tank that will catch the water and cycle it back into the pool. If you don’t have enough room, you may have to make your pool smaller to accommodate the tank.
You can have our friendly experts at Capital Country Pools come to your location and give suggestions for the best size infinity pool for your yard. At this time, we’ll also take a look at your yard’s shape and size while taking any rough terrain or slopes into consideration. This can help us give you a realistic expectation of the costs, time and what your finished pool will look like in your space.
Four Advantages of Owning a Resort-Style Pool
There are several advantages that come with owning one of these pools besides their mesmerising appearance. They are quickly gaining popularity with homeowners all over ACT and NSW. And, we’ll highlight why people are starting to consider these luxurious pools for their homes.
One nice point with infinity pools is that they are generally lower maintenance than traditional pools, and there is a very good reason for this. The water in these pools goes through constant filtering and cleaning systems as it cycles from the holding tank back into the main pool. This process can help remove debris, and it can make it much easier to keep your pool looking gorgeous all year long.
Arguably the biggest draw with this type of pool is the view. Since the pool looks like it’s sinking straight into the landscape and your water is flowing right over the edge, it adds a gorgeous element that you won’t get with a traditional pool. Depending on the slope and how large your space is, you can easily create a focal point in your yard that will turn into a gathering place for your family and friends.
Increases Home Value
Anything you can do to increase your home’s value is a good thing. And, having a professional install an infinity pool at your home in Canberra or the surrounding townships is a great way to start. It can get extremely hot in the summer months, and having a dreamy-looking pool to come home to and relax in is a big draw for people looking to buy houses.
You can use your infinity pool for a broad range of activities. They’re excellent for relaxation, but you can also use them for exercise. They give you all of the benefits that come with having a traditional pool, and they have the advantage of being customisable at the same time. You can modify it or add features to make it fit your specific wants and needs.
How Capital Country Pools Can Help
If you’re looking at installing an infinity pool, Capital Country Pools offer services to Canberra and NSW. Our experienced staff provide the most innovative equipment and pools, and we can transform your backyard into an oasis. We take great pride in being leaders of the swimming pool industry in ACT and the surrounding suburbs. And, we excel at installing and building in-ground swimming pools, resort-style pools, and Compass ceramic composite fibreglass in-ground pools.
Maybe you want to find out more about the costs or maintenance of this type of pool. Whatever the reason, our professional and friendly staff are ready to answer your questions. We’ll give you suggestions to help you choose the best infinity pool for your space, and it all starts by contacting us today.