Do you want your pool to add intrigue and elegance to your back yard? If so, a vanishing edge pool is the perfect option. It creates the illusion that the pool blends seamlessly into the scenic background. This is an impressive effect for any outdoor environment, but especially so if your yard already has a lovely natural setting.
At Swim Incorporated, we wrote the book on vanishing edge pools – literally, we wrote an actual book called Vanishing Edges, How to Make the Magic. This manual includes a computer program to determine piping sizes, flow requirements and system design specifications that make vanishing edge pools possible.
Each vanishing edge pool we design takes the unique geological conditions of the specific property into account. This makes each pool unique. Still, the concept is the same in every design: one or more walls of the pool are exactly the same height as the water level, as opposed to rising a few inches above the water level. These walls gradually slope away from the pool to crease a vanishing edge effect. In reality, the overflowing water cascades into a basin beneath the edge where it’s pumped back into the pool.
Vanishing edge pools are best suited for properties that:
- Feature a scenic environment to capitalize on the illusion of vanishing edge pools.
- Have a gently sloping grade or small hill for multiple pool levels, if desired.
- Match the modern style of your home.