When the summer heat makes its way around, the days can seem gruelling. The greatest dream for many of us is nothing more than floating away in a little piece of paradise that we can call our own. For many home owners, this little piece of paradise exists in the form of a backyard pool, where you can cool off and enjoy the heat of the summer rather than melt in it.
Owning a pool is a great experience because you get the fun of the community pool with more privacy, meaning that you are free to drift away without having to worry about any eyes that may be looking, leaving you alone to enjoy your waters all to yourself without a worry in the world.
If you are interested in building a swimming pool, you may have looked into the possibility of investing not only in a traditional swimming pool, but the elite infinity pool. The design of this pool is wowing people in every corner of the world for its fascinating visual appeal. Read on for more information on what an infinity pool is, how much an infinity pool costs, and why this type of pool may be the right choice for you.
What is an infinity pool, and how is it different from a regular pool?
A big distinction between a traditional swimming pool and an infinity pool is found in the aesthetics. While traditional swimming pools are mainly created for fun or exercise, infinity pools are seen as extra luxurious in nature because they are so gorgeous.
This look is accomplished via the ingenious design. While a traditional swimming pool has hard edges and concrete on every side, infinity pools are made to appear as though the water on one edge is disappearing off into nothing, as there is no boundary there. To make the infinity pool even more aesthetically pleasing, it can be designed so that it appears that the water is merging with the ocean or the sky.
The result is an incredible illusion gives the infinity pool its name, and immediately makes the pool and its surroundings appear incredibly luxurious, especially from the POV of the swimmer or pool user.
Generally, infinity pools are found in lavish resorts, but they can be built in your own backyard so that you never have to leave the wonder behind. Investing in an infinity pool is one way to make sure that your backyard is a piece of paradise, and you will certainly have no trouble relaxing by a poolside as extraordinary as this one.
How much is an infinity pool?
It can be difficult to identify specific infinity pool prices because so much depends on a range of variables. For example, whether you go with a concrete or fibreglass infinity pool, the size of the pool, and even the layout of your yard, as well as the cost of labour for installation.
Still, the average traditional swimming pool costs somewhere in the range of $40,000 to $70,000 to build. When building infinity swimming pools, the design process actually requires that two pools are built, which does increase the cost.
This is because, in an infinity pool though it appears that the water is falling into nothing, the reality is that the water must be collected somewhere, and the collection process takes part in a hidden secondary pool that is just a third of the size of the first.
Because the size of the secondary pool is only a third of the original pool’s, the price of a traditional pool does not quite double when building an infinity pool, but it will go up significantly. Generally speaking, the cost to build an infinity pool can add $25,000 to $35,000 to the cost of the traditional pool. This makes for a total of anywhere from $65,000 to $105,000.
Many clients ask us why an infinity pool is so much pricier than a traditional pool, and there are a few reasons for the distinction. Firstly, as mentioned before, building an infinity pool actually involves building two pools. Another of the main costs for the infinity pool is that a special edge must be created for the swimming pool shell to distinguish it from a regular swimming pool.
The final major cost involved with building an infinity pool is the actual creation of the pool shell. This is because the shell of your pool will be uniquely tailored to fit your own yard, and so each one is created specially.
If you feel that you may want to make this investment in an infinity pool, an individual consultation should be carried out to help you get an even more accurate idea of what price range you may be looking at. This price range is based on the vision you have for your pool and the layout of your yard.
Would building a smaller infinity pool help me to drive costs down?
When some clients feel that the cost of installing the infinity pool is growing beyond their budget, it’s natural that they begin to wonder how they could potentially lower the cost. One idea for this is to invest in a smaller pool rather than a full size swimming pool. Unfortunately, this idea does not actually help to lower the cost of the pool by as much you may think.
Because two separate swimming pools must be installed in order to have the appearance of disappearing water, it requires essentially the same amount of work to create a pool of various sizes so long as those sizes fit within the same set range. Much of the cost of an infinity pool comes from the sheer amount of labour that is required to build a pool of this type, and so making a smaller pool will reduce your experience and enjoyment much more than the cost.
Why is an infinity pool the right choice for me?
If you have decided that an infinity pool is within your budget, there are many cases for why building a this kind of pool is the right choice for you and your family. Having a private swimming pool makes it so that you can enjoy the cool water without having to travel, which saves you precious time and energy. Similarly, if you have a pool in your backyard, you will never again have to worry about feeling self conscious in the water, and so you can get far more relaxation than you might at a public pool.
Because you can enjoy alone or with those closest to you, you are almost guaranteed to feel more at ease at a private pool than in water you have to share with others. This privacy alone is a huge reason why investing in a swimming pool of any kind is worth the money and effort.
Benefits of having own pool
Having a swimming pool is also a great way to make memories with your loved ones. During the heat of the summer months, it can be incredibly difficult to find the motivation to get outside and do anything away from the air conditioner.
Thankfully, the cool water of your pool will make you want to step away from your house and enjoy the sun. Having a pool in your backyard is a great way to encourage children to step away from their screens for a while, and this gives you the opportunity to spend serious quality time together.
Of course, all of the above is true of a traditional pool. However, an infinity pool offers another dimension. The major advantage that an infinity pool has over a regular swimming pool is the aesthetic value. While normal e.g. self-cleaning pools are convenient, they will never have the class and elegance that infinity pools have.
The incredible illusion of water that stops in mid air will create a gorgeous scene in your backyard, with your new infinity pool as the much coveted centrepiece. Invite neighbours and colleagues over to show them the new addition to your backyard, and your house is sure to become the hottest new meeting place in the area.
Your own pool luxury
No matter your motivation for building an infinity pool, this is one investment that you can be absolutely sure will pay off in the long run. Because the pool is so unique and so highly sought after by so many, your backyard will be more than just a good place to relax; it will be at the height of luxury, and you can rest well knowing that you have the best of the best right on your property.
The cost of an infinity pool may seem high, but the huge amount of rest and relaxation it gives you, as well as the stunning view it provides, will make it seem positively worth it throughout the years. Talk to your local pool builder about the infinity pool. Are they able to build it for you? What would the cost be?
We hope that you feel confident in your decision to build an infinity pool, and we are sure you will not regret taking the plunge. If you need help figuring out your next steps from here, or if you need more information before you commit to this investment, reach out to us. Our expert team will help you make the right choice for you and your project, so that your new pool can come together seamlessly.