World’s First 360-Degree Infinity Pool Could be Coming to London

By Paul Joseph

When you think of London you don’t necessarily think of rooftop swimming pools – yet that could soon be about to change with the arrival of the world’s first 360-dergree infinity pool.

Dubbed the ‘Infinity London’, the one-of-a-kind pool has been designed by Compass Pools and is planned to be perched atop a prestigious London building.

The four-sided swimming pool will feature a rotating spiral staircase that rises from the pool floor and is accessed via a submarine-style door, along with a transparent bottom for uninterrupted views from below.

It will also feature a 600,000-litre cast acrylic pond that transmits light at a similar wavelength to water, ensuring that the pool is completely clear, and a special computer-controlled building management system that will regulate the pool’s temperature.

Speaking about the pool, Compass Pool’s technical director and pool designer Alex Kemsley said, "We faced some quite major technical challenges to this building, the biggest one being how to actually get into the pool.

"Normally a simple ladder would suffice, but we didn't want stairs on the outside of the building or in the pool as it would spoil the view – and obviously you don't want 600,000 litres of water draining through the building either."

"The solution is based on the door of a submarine, coupled with a rotating spiral staircase which rises from the pool floor when someone wants to get in or out – the absolute cutting edge of swimming pool and building design and a little bit James Bond to boot!"

The plan for Infinity London is for a five-star hotel to occupy the top floors of the tower, with the pool available for guests to use. However, an exact location for the project has not yet been confirmed.

By Paul Joseph