London to get world’s first 360-degree ‘Infinity Pool’ soon
United Kingdom’s capital city London is all set to get World’s first rooftop 360-degree Infinity Pool with a view of city’s complete skyline.
Compass Pools, a UK-based pool manufacturer unveiled a concept image of the pool which is designed to hold 600,000-litre of water on the top of a 55-storey hotel. The construction of the project is expected to begin from 2020.
The pool will be made from cast acrylic and will feature transparent sides and floors. The entry to the pool is also quite exciting as there are no stairs on the outside of the pool or the building -- instead, a spiral staircase that rotates and rises through the water provides access for swimmers.
In an interview, Compass Pool's swimming pool designer and technical director Alex Kemsley said, "We faced some quite major technical challenges to this building, the biggest one being how to actually get into the pool’’.
"The solution is based on the door of a submarine, coupled with a rotating spiral staircase which rises from the pool floor when someone wants to get in or out -- the absolute cutting edge of swimming pool and building design and a little bit James Bond to boot!’’, he added.
The infinity pool will also be heated using waste energy from the air condition system for the building.