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Building a knife-edge, perimeter-overflow pool takes precision

Orchestrated correctly, an infinity pool can create the illusion that a pool and horizon have merged as one. Imagine this scenario: a potential client browses through a project portfolio looking at photos of pools. They view a photo of an infinity pool, but at first glance they do not realize they are actually looking at a pool. This is the ideal result any aquatic designer attempts to achieve when creating these types of pools. Very few watershapes can rival the appearance of an infinity pool and the seamless transition between it and an adjacent body of water. Similar to a vanishing-edge pool, a perimeter-overflow pool takes a design to a whole new level of intrigue and awe, not to mention technical expertise. The complete stillness, reflective qualities, and mirror-like surface result in an appearance that can be breathtaking.

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Explaining the value and benefits of covered pools to homeowners

Over the last decade, watershape designers and builders have been pushing the limits of what can be created with water. Even in cold climates, builders are incorporating features what were thought only to be possible in regions with warmer weather, where the limitations are fewer. Building pools in cold regions requires excessive engineering and solid construction techniques to be able to withstand the yearly onslaught of snow, ice, and frost. As the temperature drops, it is an inevitable fact that most pools, spas/hot tubs, and water features go through some sort of winterization or seasonal shutdown.

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