Whether it is to spend pleasant moments with friends or family or enjoying
from the first rays of the sun or simply relaxing after a long and
exhausting week, the truth is that Filipinos love a house with a
There are different types of pools, which you can build for you home,
but if there is one that is more popular than the garden pool, it would have to be the
infinity pool. The best thing about one is the aesthetics: The
tropical landscape merges with the waters and tones complete, uniting
the sky with the horizon in beautiful shades of green or blue.
Whether it's the effect or the design, the truth is that this choice
in your home not only makes you feel good, but it increases the value
of your property as well! If in the ‘90s this pool was only
exclusive to hotels, today it is also present in residential homes.
Combined with a wooden deck and the right furniture and quality sun
loungers, it can make any house look like a holiday home.
are the common materials used to build an infinity pool?
materials used for this type of construction are the same as those
chosen for any regular pool. This means that the coatings can be
vinyl, glass inserts, ceramics, porcelain, volcanic stones, natural
stones, polished stone, and metal. The prices of each finish vary
greatly, but it is also worth saying that a pool with hydromassage
and the correct finish in reinforced concrete has a much longer life.
To build this kind of pool, you have to install a system with gutter
and plumbing so that the water is directed to a reservoir, filtered,
and then pumped back into the tank. It is also necessary to point out
that the space required for this type of construction must be at
do I need to know before building my pool?
building your infinity pool you should pay attention to the location
of the sun, which, positioned in the northwest part of the terrain
allows an even more incredible view of your pool. Another detail that
greatly values a project with this type of pool is when the
land is located on a slope, combined with the sunset, there will be
no cottage, beach or summer resort to take advantage of. For safety
reasons, the outer wall of the gutter must be at least 20 centimeters
wide to ensure a certain setback, so there will be no risk if someone
decides to leave the structure on this side. There is also the "false
infinite border" consisting of a system with pebbles. The water
in the tank will overflow only if there is movement and it falls into
a deep gutter, after the level of the pool is lower, simply refill
it, as would be done in any common pool. Traditional version is an
electronic pump causes the water to overflow and return to the pool
continuously. Adopting this system can make the work more expensive -
we suggest getting in touch with the best professionals for pools and spas..
are the disadvantages of an infinity pool?
of the drawbacks of an infinity pool is a more complicated and
restrictive technical implementation than a traditional swimming
pool. Some peculiarities must be inserted for the project to be
carried out (intermediate tank, gutters, hydraulic system) and
special equipment (level sensor, valves, pump dedicated to this kind
of pool), some characteristics that do not exist in conventional
swimming pools. Another disadvantage is that the water balance is
more volatile, the continuous water overflow has impacts on water
quality: It is difficult to maintain a constant temperature - the
installation of a heat pump or the heating system (solar, electric,
gas or oil) is recommended; PH variations are stronger and the risk
of calcification is also greater than in a traditional pool. For one
thing, the pool should be equipped with an automatic pH controller.
This is not mandatory, but much more comfortable than regulating the
pH's manual (1 or 2 times a week). On the other hand, it is necessary
to keep the limestone (calcification of the filter and coating) and
to make treatments more frequent. Above all, the main structure of
the pool requires impeccable masonry work to pass the overflow
effect: there are 3 m³ of water discharged per linear meter of
overflow. In the end, all these points justify the fact that prices
are higher than in a traditional pool.
tips for maintaining an infinity pool?
maintenance care in an infinity pool is almost the same as
conventional swimming pools, with some extra observations. The gutter
should be waterproofed and coated with the same material chosen for
the pool liner (as the water will return to the pool, so it should
always be clean). Also, periodic check of gutters, which are usually
in more hidden areas, are very important.