Although previously associated predominantly with mansions and resort hotels, infinity pools have steadily made their way into the Australian residential market over the past few years. As construction and installation costs have gradually decreased, you now can transform the entire aesthetic of your backyard by adding a strikingly beautiful infinity pool that you can relax in as well as host your friends and family.
However, since these vanishing edge swimming pools differ structurally from their conventional counterparts, you must familiarise yourself with what to expect from the project. To enlighten you on that, the following are the top two deliberations that you should discuss with infinity pool builders.
1. Select the best location for the infinity pool
Infinity pools, undoubtedly, are dazzling. But to make the most of their visual appeal, you need to make sure that you select the best location for its installation so that the pool not only creates a striking centrepiece in your backyard but also does so while being complemented by the surrounding landscape. Your infinity pool builders will start by carrying out a though recce of your backyard to determine the best size of infinity pol in regards to the space available.
Moreover, they will also scout your backyard to establish the best site for its catch pool. Take note, the catch pool should be completely out of sight to create this vanishing edge effect. Therefore, if you do not have an incline on your property, your infinity pool builder may have no choice but to elevate the entire swimming. Lastly, before you are all in agreement regarding the location, you should dibble check to make sure the infinity pool overlooks stunning views.
2. Determine the best design for the infinity pool
Due to space and location considerations of an infinity pool, you have the complete creative freedom to design a pool that will add a breath-taking touch to your property without it appearing identical to others that you've seen before. First, you can laze around with the levels of catch basins rather than limiting yourself to one. It is worth noting that in addition to the catch basin is out of sight it needs to be capable of accommodating the flow of water without overflowing.
Hence, if one level does not provide adequate depth, multiple levels will do this for you while adding visual interest to your infinity pool. The second design consideration you should have is the shape of the infinity pool. Nature-inspired shapes such as a leaf, a flower petal and so on are ideally suited to backyards characterised by their numerous flowers or rock accents. Whereas, clean structured liens would be great for your pool's shape if you have an uncluttered contemporary chic backyard.