Cascade or mirror effect, infinity pools play on the map of aesthetics and illusion. It’s magic, but also very technical. What to expect…
If one dreams of a swimming pool “not like the others”, the different overflow systems undoubtedly meet the desire to “be spectacular”. Forget the overflow under the curb (mostly used in municipal pools for example), more practical than aesthetic. This is not the case for the “cascade” and “mirror” concepts.
The first one happens most often on a natural slope, the water disappears on one or two sides of the pool, to produce an exotic and very rustic effect. The second ensures the magic illusion of a lake with a silent and almost invisible evacuation of water.
Superb, but …
The technical installations of these two processes differ from each other but are above all more complex to achieve than those of a conventional swimming pool. It will, therefore, be necessary to consider an additional cost (from 20 to 30%) of the construction budget. If the principle of overflow has the advantage of skimming the surface of the water and to avoid “undesirables” (leaves, insects, etc.) to be deposited at the bottom of the pool, maintenance will also be more expensive with more need for treatment products and higher water consumption due to evaporation.
But for aesthetes and lovers of this pool style, the disadvantages do not weigh heavily in the balance vis-à-vis the visual effects offered by such an installation. And we understand why!
Created in 1987 by Dominique Vergnet, its current owner, Quercy Bleu is, par excellence, the regional specialist of traditional pools. With a team of experienced professionals with more than 20 years in this field, the company runs projects at all levels, from their environmental design to the final decorative arrangements, from installation to the implementation of technical and technological elements.
Quercy Bleu is your single point of contact for a successful swimming pool project or the installation of your spa/tennis court, renovating old pools, masonry work and restoration of old buildings … Quercy Bleu is also a general building company.
Our address is Paret Neuve 82150 Roquecor. Call 05 63 95 22 21. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. or visit our website: www.quercy-bleu.com