With summer never too far away, you may have your head in the clouds and filled with the prospects of drifting away in crystal clear waters, perhaps with a float beneath you or a drink in hand. Whether you live right by the beach or out in the middle of a desert, this dream can thankfully become a reality for you, simply by building a swimming pool right in the privacy of your own property.
A private swimming pool gives you the opportunity to relax with the sun on your back and your toes in the water from the comfort of your own home. This means no more drives or long journeys to get to a piece of paradise. Those who are considering building a pool have most likely started to look into all of their options already, from smart pools, to lap pools, to traditional swimming pools. One option that may have caught your eye is the luxurious, elite infinity pool.
Whether you found it through research on Google or saw the incredible design by following an Instagram celebrity, it is likely that the infinity pool caught your attention due to its gorgeous design. This design really is not replicated in any other kind of pool, making an infinity pool a truly one of a kind investment. If you’re interested in learning more about the ins and outs of building infinity pools, read on to see exactly what an infinity pool is, to learn how much the building process really costs, and to understand if it might just be the right choice for you.
What makes an infinity pool different to a traditional swimming pool?
In many ways, infinity pools are very similar to traditional swimming pools. They are both relaxing, cooling, and incredibly fun during the summertime. They can have many of the same features built into the design, and they serve essentially the same purposes of fun, relaxation, and exercise.
The defining feature that divides an infinity pool and a regular swimming pool is the look. While the traditional swimming pool is essentially a plastic water containers with concrete surrounding it, an infinity pools has a that iconic single edge which appears to drop off into nothingness. This gives the illusion that the water is disappearing from this edge of the pool, and that the water is merging with the horizon beyond it.
Infinity pools are designed so that it appears that the water leaks into the ocean or the sky, and this incredibly breathtaking illusion which gives the pool type its evocative name. Infinity pools have an aesthetic value which simply cannot be matched by other kinds of swimming pools, and this helps them to transform any surrounding area into a luxurious haven that is fit for a dream. Infinity pools are rarities, and they cannot be found just anywhere. Typically, most people will only ever see them when featured in online pictures posted by celebrities or on the grounds of their dream vacation resort. However, these pools can be built in your own backyard to instantly make your property into the vacation spot of your dreams.
How much is an infinity pool?
Because there are so many varying aspects of what a swimming pool can be like, it is impossible to give a specific answer with regard to infinity pool prices. A great deal of the cost depends on the choices you make regarding the shape and size of the pool, features that you add on to the project, the kind of pool you choose, the company you choose to use for labour purposes, and the area you plan to build the pool in.
On average, a traditional, family-style swimming pool costs between $40,000 to $70,000 after the cost of labour is included. Infinity pools are, understandably, more expensive to build. In order to achieve the look that the water is falling into nothing and a drop off is happening right beside your pool, there are actually two pools which need to be installed. The first is the swimming pool that is visible on the surface, but below that there is a smaller pool used to gather the water that falls from the top layer. The second pool is just a third of the main pool’s size, and so the cost is not quite as much as a swimming pool would be on its own. Still, building an infinity pool costs, on average, roughly $25,000 to $30,000 more than a traditional pool might cost, and so your final cost can be anywhere between $65,000 to $105,000 depending on the variables listed above.
Infinity pools costs can be somewhat shocking for some clients, but there are several main reasons why these costs differs so much from those of a traditional swimming pool. As mentioned before, when building an infinity pool, it is necessary to build two pools rather than one, but this is just the beginning.
The disappearing edge is what makes the infinity pool so extraordinary, but it is also one of the things that drive up the cost of the infinity pool. The creation of this pool shell is the final cost-increasing. Because each yard is unique, the shell of your infinity pool will be individually created so that it works with your space, and so that it can accommodate any special features you may wish to add. When you are ready to take the next step in building your infinity pool, a consultant can speak to you about what you’re looking for, so that the pool meets all of your expectations, both in the short and in the long term.
Can I build a smaller pool to lower the cost of building an infinity pool?
If the cost of an infinity pool seems a little too staggering to you, you might be wondering what you can do on your part to help drive the costs down. Building a smaller-than-average pool might have come to your mind as a possible solution. While the thought process behind this is entirely logical, opting to build a smaller pool does not, unfortunately, lower the cost of the project by much.
A large amount of the cost of an infinity pool comes from the fact that the project involves building two separate pools. This makes it hard to find savings and to make the pool cheaper than the sticker price. The infinity pool is really a marvel itself, but it requires a lot of labour that cannot be discounted. By planning to build a smaller pool than you really wish to have, you are reducing the cost by a few dollars, but potentially reducing the fun and enjoyment you receive from your pool by a whole lot more.
If you’re in love with the idea of installing and enjoying an infinity pool, and want to know how you can save money on your project, talk to your pool builder. Discuss the prices associated with different pool sizes, or about choosing concrete infinity pools versus fibreglass infinity pools.
Is investing in an infinity pool really the right choice for my lifestyle?
If you feel that an infinity pool can fit in your budget, it is an investment worth making. This type of pool provides incredible quality of life, not to mention a new found love and appreciation for your property. Just think of the views you will enjoy, and the relaxation your new infinity pool will bring.
Investing in a private pool is a great decision for anyone who is not always comfortable sharing their own piece of paradise with strangers. With a private place to go and relax, you will no longer have to worry about who may be watching, or about having to wait in line for swimming lanes, sun loungers, and much more. Instead, you can be free to enjoy the water without any unwanted eyes watching and without the hassle and delay sometimes associated with regular swimming. This peace and enjoyment simply cannot be replicated at a public pool.
Owning an infinity pool is also a great way to spend time with your family and friends. With a pool so unique, you can be sure that your friends will want to come see and experience all that it has to offer. If you have any children in your life, you can enjoy the pool with them and relax at the same time with the peaceful view it provides. While it can be difficult to tear yourself from the air conditioner in the warmer months, owning a swimming pool ensures that you always have a place to go when you need to cool down while still enjoying the outdoors. What’s more, you can invite loved ones over to join you for the experience. The memories you can make in the water far outweigh the initial outlay of an infinity pool, particularly when the installation is handled the right way, by teams who are committed to reliable and affordable service.
The greatest advantage that the infinity pool offers over the traditional pool is the view that it gives you and your family, right in your own backyard. Because the infinity pool makes it appear as though the water is drifting into nothingness, just looking at the water can be a peaceful and rejuvenating experience. When you invest in an infinity pool, you can be sure that you have the best of the best in your yard.
The luxury of the infinity pool is unmatched by any other swimming pool types, and your yard can soon share common ground with some of the world’s most famous, high-end luxury resorts. To have that kind of view from the windows in your house is a really amazing experience that can only be achieved by building an infinity swimming pool. Reach out to our team today to find out more about how to get the best from your infinity pool project.