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Fri Jun 7, 2019, 10:39 PM

Who wants to go for a swim in London? .... 55 stories up

Company Designs World’s First 360-Degree View Infinity Pool With Entrance That Works Like The Door Of A Submarine



A company called Compass Pools have some good news for height and swimming enthusiasts. Recently, the company announced their new vertigo-inducing design – a first of its kind 360-degree pool which is set to be placed on a skyscraper in London.
The Infinity London will be the first and only building in the world to incorporate this cutting-edge pool design. The pool will be laid on top of a 55-story skyscraper and will allow people to float over 200 meters above the London skyline with unobstructed views of the city.



The company says that the pool is made from cast acrylic rather than glass. This material was chosen after careful consideration. As it turns out, cast acrylic has a similar wavelength to water which allows the pool to look completely clear. Furthermore, the floor of the pool is also transparent so people inside the building will be able to see the swimmers splashing above.

As you can see from the pictures, the entrance to the pool is concealed. People began to raise questions about how anyone would get inside the pool. Compass Pools explains: “Swimmers will access the pool 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.”
But that’s not the only unique technology of the pool. The designers found a way to make sure the wind doesn’t blow the water down to the streets. They included a built-in anemometer to monitor the wind speed. It is linked to a computer-controlled building management system which will also take care of the temperature of the water.





https://www.boredpanda.com/open-air-infinity-pool-london-compass-pools/

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Reply Who wants to go for a swim in London? .... 55 stories up (Original post)
underpants Jun 7 OP
JenniferJuniper Jun 7 #1
MrsCoffee Jun 7 #3
backtoblue Jun 7 #6
marlakay Jun 7 #14
TruckFump Jun 8 #19
yardwork Jun 8 #30
PCIntern Jun 8 #36
ProudLib72 Jun 7 #2
Brother Buzz Jun 7 #4
Lochloosa Jun 7 #5
JenniferJuniper Jun 7 #8
underpants Jun 7 #9
backtoblue Jun 7 #12
JenniferJuniper Jun 8 #20
Demovictory9 Jun 7 #7
lapfog_1 Jun 7 #10
yardwork Jun 8 #31
lapfog_1 Jun 8 #38
yardwork Jun 8 #40
dalton99a Jun 7 #11
Doreen Jun 7 #13
TeamPooka Jun 7 #15
fishwax Jun 7 #16
Tech Jun 7 #17
LiberalFighter Jun 7 #18
drray23 Jun 8 #21
rictofen Jun 8 #37
HAB911 Jun 8 #22
MineralMan Jun 8 #23
underpants Jun 8 #26
MineralMan Jun 8 #27
underpants Jun 8 #32
Control-Z Thursday #42
FakeNoose Jun 8 #33
leftyladyfrommo Jun 8 #24
Hortensis Jun 8 #29
Hortensis Jun 8 #25
Baitball Blogger Jun 8 #28
Crunchy Frog Jun 8 #34
In It to Win It Jun 8 #35
area51 Jun 8 #39
underpants Jun 8 #41

Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 10:43 PM

1. I'm having a panic attack

just looking at these photos

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Response to JenniferJuniper (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 10:52 PM

3. Was just going through the same.

I mean I'm just screaming at these people to get away from the edge.

Then they show the under side.

*sigh*

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Response to JenniferJuniper (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:07 PM

6. Me too!

Terrifying

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Response to JenniferJuniper (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:38 PM

14. Lol was thinking same thing

I’d probably pass out in the water...

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Response to JenniferJuniper (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 12:03 AM

19. Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OMG...I looked at that and my heart started pounding.

Those pictures are horrifying!!!!!!!!!

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Response to JenniferJuniper (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 10:35 AM

30. I know!

I can't imagine that spiral submarine door. I don't want to imagine it.

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Response to JenniferJuniper (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 01:23 PM

36. You ever watch those GoPro videos of

Repairmen ascending transmission towers? 2000 feet up and they’re free-climbing without a harness at times. I get vertigo in my chair

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 10:50 PM

2. I only have one question

Will I get kicked out for skinny dipping?

C'mon, you know that a see through floor and walls is just an invitation for all sorts of shenanigans.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 10:55 PM

4. I'll pass. I'm nervous even with infinity pools parked close to Terra firma

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:02 PM

5. Where is the diving board?

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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:16 PM

8. Pick a cloud

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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:22 PM

9. Hey Jerry! Do a backflip!



I guess the tops of buildings isn't for HVAC and plumbing vents anymore.

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Response to underpants (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:30 PM

12. "Hey Jerry! Let's play chicken!"

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Response to underpants (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 12:07 AM

20. They do know how to use their rooftops

in London. Last year when visiting my daughter we went to a fantastic party on top of a parking garage.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:15 PM

7. not me

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:27 PM

10. I've seen this before in the movies.

The Mechanic Ressurection

and then there is this

https://www.facebook.com/mustdotravels/videos/466409183785502/



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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #10)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 10:40 AM

31. Two things different with that pool.

1. You get in and out of that pool on a dry area. See the lounge chairs. You can get onto dry land from the pool.

2. There isn't a long drop outside the infinity edge. There's actually a short drop not visible in these photos.

The pool planned in London has neither of these attributes.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #31)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 02:32 PM

38. there is this pool already in London



11 stories up... connecting two buildings... transparent sides and bottom.



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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #38)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 04:34 PM

40. That one I like!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:29 PM

11. Lame.

They need to add some excitement

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:35 PM

13. I wanna take a swim!!!

So cool. I guess sitting on the edge of the pool would not be allowed.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:41 PM

15. Cannon ball!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:42 PM

16. that looks pretty amazing

I'd go in a heartbeat

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:48 PM

17. Guess this will be swim at your own risk

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:52 PM

18. I predict it won't get much use.

Won't be able to do as much with a real swimming pool.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 08:27 AM

21. File this under dumb ideas.

It may look cool but no insurance company is going to underwrite this. Within days of use, some idiot will go over the edge while trying to sit on it.

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Response to drray23 (Reply #21)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 02:24 PM

37. Yes, zero chance it'd be built as-is

They'd be forced to use a more conventional entry/exit.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 08:42 AM

22. no, no, no

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 09:50 AM

23. How does one get INTO that pool?

I don't see any access point from below.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #23)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 10:16 AM

26. Spiral staircase with a submarine type entrance

As you can see from the pictures, the entrance to the pool is concealed. People began to raise questions about how anyone would get inside the pool. Compass Pools explains: “Swimmers will access the pool 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.”

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Response to underpants (Reply #26)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 10:20 AM

27. OK, thanks.

Sounds like too much trouble and a disaster just waiting to happen.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #27)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 10:43 AM

32. Yeah when I found this story I read about the entrance

So...you have to wait for the room to fill with water before you go into the pool? Yikes.

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Response to underpants (Reply #26)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 01:06 AM

42. There was a submarine ride at Disneyland for years.

The top of the submarine was, at its deepest, a foot or two below the waterline. THAT alone gave me a panic attack - just standing outside behind the guard rails looking down at it. No, thank you.



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Response to MineralMan (Reply #23)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 11:18 AM

33. By parachute




Seriously, I was wondering the same thing.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 09:53 AM

24. I hate water and I can't do heights. I never get more

than a few inches off the ground.

This makes me dizzy just to see the pictures.

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Response to leftyladyfrommo (Reply #24)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 10:28 AM

29. A friend's like that. Life can present some sudden

emergencies, especially since she likes to travel.

For me it's falling but, strangely, not heights, and my phobia mercifully trusts technology. That's why I can do free-fall rides off a cliff but very regretfully gave up climbing the big pyramid at Chichen Itza maybe a quarter at most of the way up. Where your phobia and mine intersect. Too much farther and I would have had to crawl slowly down backwards on my hands and knees, nerve wracking, embarrassing as people looked curiously as they passed, and might even have been dark before I got down.



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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 09:59 AM

25. I'd love it if it were hot tub. I mean, London?

Maybe they drop bathers from a helicopter, which would also be where the towels are kept.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 10:21 AM

28. Sure, and you'll only have a three person maximum, because 30 people

in that pool at one time would create safety problems. And no one, NO ONE will think about sitting on the edge.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 12:03 PM

34. What if a swimmer just goes sliding over the edge and plummets to their death?

Who's responsible for cleaning up the mess?

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 01:13 PM

35. Nope. I like living.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 02:56 PM

39. This reminded me a little bit of the Houston pool

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Response to area51 (Reply #39)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 04:51 PM

41. Yeah that's a thing now

But the whole rooftop caught my attention

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