The world’s first 360-degree infinity pool is coming to London

London to get ‘world’s first’ infinity pool with 360-degree views

London to get ‘world’s first’ infinity pool with 360-degree views

According to the designers at Compass Pools, swimmers will access the pool through - and this is word for word - "a rotating spiral staircase based on the door of a submarine, rising from the pool floor when someone wants to get in or out." .

The infinity pool will need a built-in anemometer to monitor wind speed and a system to control water temperature and make sure water is not blown down to the streets below. The pool's walls are flush with the building's walls.

That might seem scary to you because directly placing a swimming pool at the top of a 55-story building with transparent glass you might WOW.

Infinity pools are a staple of beachside resorts and high-end hotels - but you probably haven't seen one quite like this.

Dubai already home to the world's tallest building, the world's tallest hotel and the world's tallest Ferris wheel, and the emirate's altitude is set to rise even further as one of the world's tallest infinity pools prepares to open. Turns out figuring a way for swimmers to actually get inside the pool without obscuring the view was tricky. The pool's heating system will use waste energy from the air condition system for the building, which boasts an innovative twist on renewable energy. "The second to deliver the staircase up to water level".

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"Normally a simple ladder would suffice, but we didn't want stairs on the outside of the building or in the pool as it would spoil the view - and obviously you don't want 600,000 liters of water draining through the building either, " said Compass Pool's technical director and pool designer Alex Kemsley.

"It's controlled by a PLC (programmable logic controller) that are used in the industry to automate the process and ensure that all valves and locks can only operate at the right time". The designers claim the concept is a world-first, describing the structure as "the only building in the world to incorporate a 360-degree infinity pool". This infinity pool sounds a lot less enticing when you're anxious you'll actually be trapped in it.for infinity.

A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the capacity of the pool.

The company says the Infinity London could be under construction as early as 2020 "if all the partners and contractors are confirmed".

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