Ultimate Vanishing Edge Pool:
The ultimate vanishing edge is when the illusion looks as if the water in the pool is connected to the water in the view ahead. www.deckandpatio.com
Installing Vanishing Edge Pools
Nothing is vanishing in a vanishing edge pool, of course. The water is clinging to a recess in the pool wall which then drops into a catching pool below. And while this sounds simple enough, it requires a good deal of mastery to design it correctly. An undersized catch pool can almost never be corrected.
Our firm deals with an industry expert who is the foremost authority for vanishing edge pools. For this project, our outdoor living expert faxed him drawings and he called back and advised that the size of our planned catch basin could potentially be too small. We immediately changed the design to accommodate a larger one.
If the catch pool or basin isn’t large enough there won’t be enough water returning to the main pool and the catch pool will run dry. That can trigger huge water bills because it would have to be constantly refilled to compensate for not having enough room to store water. In addition, during rain falls, the basin could be overwhelmed, leading to it overflowing, or eroding or liquefying the soil behind it.
At the very least, it might cause the pool to shift, rotate or settle and then it’s no longer a vanishing edge, which is why Deck and Patio takes such great care to ensure it is done correctly.
Complete Project Showcase
The entire project includes the vanishing edge pool with five water pumps, 3,000 square feet of Techo Bloc tumbled stone patio, two natural gas campfires, and large evergreen trees that flank the left and right side for privacy. In the pool, there are two waterfalls, five bar stools, three staircases, and in-floor cleaning.
The lighting that creates such extraordinary night views was carefully hidden to give wonderful effects but yet go unseen. In fact, all the expertise and technology behind the waterfalls, water pumps, the DE filter, gas heater, LED lights, EOS wireless automation, etc. also go unnoticed.