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360 Degree Swimming Pool Would You go in it?

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A 360-degree infinity pool has been planned for the top of a London skyscraper called Infinity London. The designers of the pool (Compass Pools UK) say it will be the only building in the world to have a pool like this. New plans reveal the heart-stopping design which features four transparent walls and a clear bottom on top of 55-storey building and will hold  600,000 litres of water . 

So the next question I bet you are asking yourself is how do you get in (or out)t of this amazing pool? 

The answer is simple, according to the design team there will be a James Bond-esque rotating spiral staircase that will operate a lot like a submarine door. The staircase will rise from the floor of the pool allowing you to enter and exit the pool. 

Not only would it have an unobstructed view of the city, but there would also be a see-through acrylic bottom section in the middle of the swimming pool which has a view looking to the ground.

 

"Architects often come to us to design roof top infinity pools, but rarely do we get a say in the building design because the pool is usually an afterthought," Alex Kemsley, Compass Pools designer, said in a statement.

"But on this project, we actually started with the pool design and essentially said, ‘how do we put a building underneath this?’ When we designed the pool, we wanted an uninterrupted view, both above and below the water."

 

Other cool features of this pool include, built-in anemometer this will monitor wind speeds and send data to the pools systems to keep the pool temperature correct and to keep the water from being blown out of the rooftop pool. 

The construction of this building is set to start in 2020 with the location of the building to be confirmed. 

Image Credit Compass Pool / Cover Images