London to build world’s first 360 Degree Infinity Rooftop Pool

Darnell Taylor
June 9, 2019

Meanwhile across the pond, a planned 360-degree infinity pool with transparent floors and walls is making headlines because of its location... on top of a 50-storey building in London. "Normally a simple ladder would suffice, but we didn't want stairs on the outside of the building or in the pool as it would spoil the view-and obviously you don't want 600,000 litres of water draining through the building either", Alex Kemsley, the pool's designer, explains in the company's press release.

In their plans, the pool company revealed an entirely transparent floor, so the people below (in the proposed 55-story luxury hotel) can watch everyone doggy-paddling over their heads. Access to the pool would be through a rotating spiral staircase based on the door of a submarine, rising from the pool floor when someone wants to get in or out.

The pool will also be fitted with a built-in anemometer to monitor wind speed, and will be linked to a computer-controlled building management system that will regulate the pool's temperature and ensure water doesn't spill onto the streets below. This infinity pool sounds a lot less enticing when you're anxious you'll actually be trapped in it.for infinity. The pool is made from cast acrylic rather than glass, as this material "transmits light at a similar wavelength to water so the pool will look perfectly clear", the firm says. CNN says that construction of the pool could begin in 2020, if partners and contractors are confirmed.

Of course, this pool hasn't been built yet.

There also will be lights - for night swimmers - built into the bottom of the pool that change colors.

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Like me, Twitter was in shambles trying to figure out the logistics of this infinity pool.

The plan has eco-friendly features as well - the heating system will use waste energy from the hotel's air conditioning system. "The second to deliver the staircase up to water level", Kemsley told.

Entering or exiting the pool will be something straight out of a sci-fi movie.

The architectural concept hails from UK-based swimming pool creators Compass Pools and, should it get the go-ahead, swimming atop a giant skyscraper will be a must for anyone looking for a totally unique way to view London's skyline.

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