The World’s First 360 Degree Skyscraper Infinity Pool MIGHT Be Coming

By Phil Clarke, Editor of The Handbook website Phil Clarke |
11th June 2019

Say ‘high’ to the world’s most incredible infinity pool! A pool that’s part Bond villain lair, part Star Trek and mainly pure fiction because it’s not likely to actually happen. Either way, we’re loving the concept.

Set upon a 55 storey building (that’s not been planned yet, so it’s unclear why it has to be 55 storeys), the infinity pool is 360 degrees of infinity thanks to a novel entrance that emerges from the midst of the water, a rotating spiral staircase that’s based on the entrance to a submarine. The 600,000 litre pool, marketed simply as ∞, the Greek lemniscate symbol meaning infinity, would be created from cast acrylic, not glass, as it transmits light at a similar wavelength to water, meaning the pool will appear perfectly clear. 

It’ll also be clear from below, giving anyone wandering round directly under the pool an eyeful of the soaring merpeople above. Other clever innovations include a built-in anemometer to monitor the wind speed and linked to the building’s computer system to make sure the pool remains at the right temperature and water doesn’t get blown into the street below plus the pool would use waste energy from the building’s air-con system to heat the water, harnessing the hot gas produced and running it through a heat exchanger.

Somewhat unnervingly describing itself as ‘death defying’, perhaps exciting in a high-level trapeze display or an Evel Knievel performance, though less when you’re putting your life in the hands of a new technology 55 storeys from ground-level, we should be in safe hands because the graphic is the design of the country’s biggest swimming pool maker, Compass Pools. When they’re not commissioning expensive London PR firms to circulate pictures of a fa-fetched concept pool, they’re found creating one-piece carbon ceramic pools for the homes of the rich and famous. Let’s hope that one of them decides to commission this awesome pool.

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