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Infinity Pools – Beautify Your Home In Tampa And Daytona

The ideal dream home should include an infinity pool. Perfect for warmer climates and visually stunning, infinity pools are undoubtedly among the most appealing custom pools that you can use to beautify your outdoor space. Rather than install conventional pools, many Tampa and Daytona homeowners are installing infinity pools in their homes to mimic their favorite vacation spot.

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Infinity pools also referred to as negative edge and vanishing edge pools. They feature short walls on one or more sides which allow water to cascade over into a catch basin that runs along the entire weir. This can create a dramatic illusion of the pool merging with the ocean or sky, especially if it’s located on elevated land.

Why Are Infinity Pools Becoming Popular

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There are a number of reasons why homeowners are interested in infinity pools. For starters, infinity pools are extremely visually appealing, especially when paired with a spectacular landscape. It’s a great choice for those of you who want your outdoor space to stand out above the neighborhood crowd. You can also customize infinity pools to your liking by adding different designs and materials that will best compliment your home. They can be installed on almost any material – whether it’s natural stone or custom stone tiles, with infinity pools you can add a personal touch of elegance to your outdoor space.

Infinity pools also lift the unnerving burden of having to deal with pool maintenance. Since they are designed with basins, which collect the water that cascades over the edges and sends it back to the pool, you won’t have to deal with continuous spillage as with contemporary pools. Filters are also in place to eliminate any pathogens, bacteria, or organic matter from the water that is re-entering the pool. This allows residents can spend less time cleaning and more time enjoying their pool – needlessly to say, cleaner is always healthier.

In addition, an infinity pool is not expensive to run. This is primarily because they feature high capacity pumps that are used to run the circulatory system of the pool, which also do not need to be on unless the pool is being used. Therefore many homeowners find that a lower running cost is often associated with infinity pools as opposed to conventional pool.

Hire An Expert To Install Your Infinity Pool

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Installing an infinity pool is an expert’s job. These pools are generally designed with two circulatory systems, one of which retrieves water from a collection trough, purifies it, and then delivers it back to the main pool. The other system is tasked with filtering and heating the water then sending it through a pump back to the pool.

Installing infinity pools requires a high level of expertise to ensure that the right design and landscape features are utilized, therefore it’s important that you to appoint a contractor that has adequate experience installing infinity pools. The right contractor will also be able to inform you on the best location to install your infinity pool, to ensure that it garners all of your neighbors’ attention. At Premier Pools & Spas, we are the leading pool experts in Tampa and Daytona and one of the best pool builders in Florida.

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Swimming Pool Tips October 18, 2015 No Comments

Top 6 Pool Designs of 2015

  1. Splash Pool

splash-poolLeading off our Top 6 Pool Designs is the splash pool which is a pool designed with shallow ends, it’s also known as a play pool. Great for the kids to splash and play in the shallow water as well as lounging out in the low water. It’s wonderful for children and adults both. The pool is even deep enough to host an in-the-pool basketball or volleyball game.

Splash pools can be attached to main pools, or deep pools to create a multi length pool but most homeowners prefer just the splash pool.

  1. Infinity Pools

Infinity Pools

The Infinity pool has multiple names, like the vanishing edge, disappearing edge, and the flooded edge. But the infinity pool normally looks out to a breathtaking view like a lake, ocean or mountain.   

The amazing effects of an infinity pool are created with the water flowing over a weir wall and falling into a catch basin and then the water recirculates back into the pool creating an endless water cycle. So the water horizon blends with the lake or ocean background giving a never ending view.

 

  1. Perimeter overflow pools

perimeter-overflowA perimeter overflow pool gives off an effect that looks to be a sheet of glass. It gives off a reflective surface by a constant flow of water over the pools edges, which goes into a container and then circulates back into the pool. This makes the pool have a smooth surface and doesn’t create ripples.

Most perimeter overflow pools are set on ground surfaces giving it access for a level grate but there are overflow pools set up with more of an elevation to form different shapes.

  1. Beach Entry Pools

Beach Entry Pools

Like the natural beach look and the perfect tropical feel a beach entry pool as a gradual slope going down from the deck and slowly entering to the water.

Another name for this type of pool is the zero-entry pool, the entryway has a shallow slope which goes into deeper water, so there’s no need for stairs or a ladder in the pool. Normally these types of pools are made with materials to look like sand, so you feel like you’re actually walking onto a beach.

 

  1. Lap Pools

lap-poolsA lap pool is used more for people training for swimming competitions, or those who like to swim for exercise. The length of lap pools tend to be 50 to 60 feet long.

The lap pool is not only used for athletic purposes, they are also designed by pool builders against backdrops with water features to be used when no one is in the pool for more of a relaxing feel.   

  1. Pools with additional spasPool with connected spa

Having a spa attached to the pool can come in handy, especially if you’ve done a physical workout in your pool, it’s nice to be able to relax in the hot tub/ spa.

A spa is able to be placed anywhere along the pool. The spa is even able to be elevated from the pool doubling as a water feature.  

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