“Death-defying swimming!” Compass Pools have revealed their plan to construct the ‘world’s scariest pool’ that will sit on top of a 55-story building in London.
Have you ever been in a rooftop of a story building and thought how that place “would be so much better if the entire roof was a pool”?
Leisure enthusiasts looking to swim with a spectacular city view will soon be flocking to Infinity London, which will be the first and only building throughout the world to host a 360-degree rooftop pool.
A UK based pool maker company, Compass Pools, is planning to build a 600,000-liter pool with transparent walls, that’ll sit on a 55-story building.
According to the design, the building will encompass a five-star hotel and the pool as the main attraction.
The proposed Infinity Pool will sit approximately 650 feet above London city’s skyline and have a transparent floor which will allow visitors to see swimmers floating above them, and swimmers to look down the building below.
But many people have one concern. How do I get in and out of the pool?
Alex Kemsley, Compass Pool designer and also a tech adviser, addressed the concern on the company’s website.
“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 company has also revealed that the project will commence as early as the year 2020, “if all the partners and contractors are confirmed.”