According to Engadget, a UK-based pool company is about to give the house hunters on House Hunters International a new reason to annoy their real estate agent. And that’s the phrase, “We want an infinity pool, but one of those new ultra-fancy four-sided infinity pools. That’s doable with our $100,000 budget, right?“.
Compass Pools recently unveiled the design for “Infinity London,” which Engadget believes might be the world’s first rooftop 360-degree infinity pool. They believe it’s the first, probably because there’s really no way to verify if there’s a James Bond villain out there with the same pool on the top of their super-secret lair. The pool, which will contain 600,000 liters of water, has been designed to be built on the top of a 55-story hotel in London. The exact location is yet to be determined, and a contractor has yet to be confirmed as well, but Compass Pools believes they’ll begin construction as early as 2020.
There are no sides to this pool, and the walls will reportedly be made of acrylic, so that it looks like there are no walls (apparently more light can shine through acrylic than glass).
There’s also no ladder, so you’re probably wondering how in the hell you get in it. According to Compass Pools, you enter through the bottom (that’s what she said) which has a submarine-style hatch. Their design doesn’t really show a hatch, which means this thing looks like the sort of death trap a 13-year-old build for their Sims.
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There are two main problems here. Well, aside from everyone in the lobby below looking up at your Speedo-covered junk. The first is pointed out by Engadget, which is that London gets around 106 days of rain every year. Have you seen an outdoor pool after a rain storm? I have. They’re often filled with frogs (alive) and rodents (not alive). Who is going to clean them out? Which brings me to my next point, which is that there is no pool boy! How can you have a pool without a pool boy strolling along the edge with his little plastic net, or carrying a tray of drinks? I know Compass Pools was going for luxury, but they failed when they eliminated the reason for having a pool in the first place.
Pic: Compass Pools