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Vanishing Edge Pool Creates Stunning Natural Optical Illusion

Vanishing Edge Pool

Is your house surrounded by beautiful scenery that just begs to be shown off? Vanishing edge pools incorporate with your surrounding environment to create a serene resort-type feel to your home. They use your view as a backdrop creating an optical illusion that your pool is part of nature. The result is breathtaking.

Homeowners can use a surrounding body of water such as a river, lake, or ocean to make it visually appear like their pool goes on forever. It can also take scenery such as mountains, hills, or the sky as a background to create a tranquil place to relax. Additionally, homeowners can also have one area of a pool flow gently into another, thereby creating that spa-like retreat.

Your backyard becomes a canvas with this type of infinity pool, and the options are endless.

What is the Purpose?

A vanishing or negative edge pool aims to create seamless water flow and make it appear that it is going on forever. This illusion is achieved by hiding the edge or trim of the spa to blend in with its surroundings. It creates water without boundaries feel.

Sloped backyards work the best at achieving this effect. Their height makes it easy to blend the pool into surrounding scenery to create the effect of blending right into nature.

Vanishing edge pools can be used on flat areas as well to generate that cascading effect. For example, if mountains surround you, it can appear that the pool is flowing from the basin of the area or is attached to it. Some negative edge pools have water cascading down several tiers, while others may have a catch basin. It depends on the individual’s imagination.

How is it Achieved?

A negative edge on a pool creates a vanishing effect that hides the pool or spa’s trim. The illusion is created by using a catch basin surrounding the pool’s perimeter or on the side that is not visible. As a result, the water is constantly kept on the pool’s edge, creating an overflowing appearance.

Then, the water flows directly into the catch basin, where it recirculates throughout the pool.

What About Maintenance For a Vanishing Edge Pool?

Since this pool is more complicated than a traditional pool, there is more maintenance. The catch basin will need to be cleaned frequently to prevent debris from building up and clogging the pipes. In addition, homeowners will need to monitor the filtration and water pump continually. If one is plugged, then it will prevent water circulation. 

Additionally, water evaporates quicker when flowing off of an edge. This is another factor that you may want to consider before installing a negative edge pool.

Vanishing edge pools create a scenic, tranquil atmosphere for your backyard. By incorporating it into surrounding scenery, homeowners can provide the illusion that their pool goes on forever. It will give your backyard that resort-like feel without leaving the comforts of home.

Would you like more information on having a custom vanishing edge pool built in your backyard? If so, do not hesitate to contact Precision Pools & Spas. We are experts in vanishing edge pools and would love to assist you in having a fantastic pool that will create a stunning natural optical illusion.

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