The World’s First Rooftop Infinity Pool With a 360 Degree View Is Coming To London

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in News, UK
Published 07.06.19
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In news that will please exclusively the cast of Made in Chelsea, a rooftop infinity pool with a 360 degree view is coming to London.

That’s right, a big ol’ pool is coming to London and unlike any other pool in the world – apparently – it’s atop a skyscraper and has a 360 degree view.

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.

worlds first london infinity pool

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.

london 360 degree infinity pool

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

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