It’s the first in the world, if reports are to be believed and as you and I both know, no-one has ever lied, let alone on the internet, so it’s probably definitely true.
Although the location of the pool itself is yet to be decided, it will sit atop a brand new skyscraper in the Big Smoke, sparkling like a jewel a steady 55 storeys high than, say, a Greggs.
The 600,000 litre pool will come courtesy of Compass Pools, who by the sounds of things, work with pools. You’d have to think it was in safe hands then.
Although it looks like it’s made from glass, the pool will be a cast acrylic structure, meaning that, due to the way it similarly transmits light to wavelengths as water, it will look perfectly clear.
The floor will also be clear, so swimmers will be able to see the visitors below, obviously with them also being able to see up.
In case you’re wondering, and because this is London, the pool will be heated by the wasted energy from the building’s air conditioning system.
The big question is this though…
He’s not wrong.
Well, as Compass Pools explained:
“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.”
They then expanded on that, telling Insider:
“With regards to the staircase, you have to imagine a tube in a tube.
The first tube is to ‘cut a path’ through the water and create an airlock. The second to deliver the staircase up to water level.
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 engineering is complex but delivers the seamless look.“
It does sounds very cool, but use of the pool will be limited to guests of the hotel below, which I can only imagine costs in excess of all of the money.
I say that, you can also use the pool if you’re a resident of one of the flats in the building. A nice way to save money…
Construction is slated to begin in 2020, so you have a while to wait until you can have a dip.
Or go to the sea? The original infinity pool.
Images via Compass Pools
Alfie Powell joined as an apprentice and was probably hired because he was likely the only person who applied. He's been blagging his way through writing articles for four years now and he's definitely showing signs of slowing down. When not writing for The Hook, Alfie finds time to indulge in his favourite hobbies, such as drinking and sitting down.Follow