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Who wants to go for a swim in London? .... 55 stories up [View all]

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.


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