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Infinity Pools & Vanishing Edges

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Infinity pools (also called vanishing-edge pools or negative-edge pools) have edges that seem to extend beyond the pool and continue right into the horizon. This popular style creates a breathtaking effect and will enhance a scenic view. Explore ideas for your own pool design.
This freeform infinity pool and spillover spa was designed and built around the existing landscape and oak trees. The entire scene is breathtaking at night. Aquatech Pools by John Clarkson, Jacksonville, Florida http://www.luxurypools.com/builders-designers/aquatech-society.aspx

This freeform infinity pool and spillover spa was designed and built around the existing landscape and oak trees. The entire scene is breathtaking at night. Aquatech Pools by John Clarkson, Jacksonville, Florida http://www.luxurypools.com/builders-designers/aquatech-society.aspx

This eye-catching vanishing-edge pool features Oklahoma flagstone coping, a stamped-concrete apron, a white Pebble Tech finish, and two Grand Effects fire/water bowls. The sparkling water retains its crystal beauty with an automated Paramount in-floor cleaning system. Elite Pools by Scott, Little Rock, Arkansas

This eye-catching vanishing-edge pool features Oklahoma flagstone coping, a stamped-concrete apron, a white Pebble Tech finish, and two Grand Effects fire/water bowls. The sparkling water retains its crystal beauty with an automated Paramount in-floor cleaning system. Elite Pools by Scott, Little Rock, Arkansas

This deck-level perimeter-overflow luxury pool includes one side that works like a vanishing infinity edge, taking full advantage of the property’s oceanfront view. The travertine marble decking blends beautifully with the Ipé wood used on the dock. Aquatic Consultants, Inc./Brian Van Bower, Miami, Florida; STA Architectural Group; Photographer: Matthew Pace http://www.luxurypools.com/builders-designers/aquatic-consultants-inc-brian-van-bower.aspx

This deck-level perimeter-overflow luxury pool includes one side that works like a vanishing infinity edge, taking full advantage of the property’s oceanfront view. The travertine marble decking blends beautifully with the Ipé wood used on the dock. Aquatic Consultants, Inc./Brian Van Bower, Miami, Florida; STA Architectural Group; Photographer: Matthew Pace http://www.luxurypools.com/builders-designers/aquatic-consultants-inc-brian-van-bower.aspx

Built on a hill overlooking urban splendor, this infinity pool's clean lines and sweeping curve play a key role in a carefully planned design. Designed by Skip Phillips (of Questar Pools and Spas, Inc., Escondido, California) in conjunction with Island Architects and Bruce Rudd, Landscape Architect; Photography by Gary Conaughton http://www.luxurypools.com/builders-designers/questar-pools-and-spas-inc.aspx

Built on a hill overlooking urban splendor, this infinity pool's clean lines and sweeping curve play a key role in a carefully planned design. Designed by Skip Phillips (of Questar Pools and Spas, Inc., Escondido, California) in conjunction with Island Architects and Bruce Rudd, Landscape Architect; Photography by Gary Conaughton http://www.luxurypools.com/builders-designers/questar-pools-and-spas-inc.aspx

This amazing backyard features an automated freeform vanishing-edge infinity pool with a five-person hot tub, flagstone-lined beach entry, Pebble Tech pool finish, three waterfalls, and a graceful bridge. Elite Pools by Scott, Little Rock, Arkansas

This amazing backyard features an automated freeform vanishing-edge infinity pool with a five-person hot tub, flagstone-lined beach entry, Pebble Tech pool finish, three waterfalls, and a graceful bridge. Elite Pools by Scott, Little Rock, Arkansas

This contemporary infinity pool uses cubes of travertine to form its back edge. Lined with Forest Pebble Tec® and Oceanside Glasstile® at the waterline, the pool defines well-designed elegance. Questar Pools and Spas, Escondido, California. Photography courtesy of Allen Carrasco http://www.luxurypools.com/builders-designers/questar-pools-and-spas-inc.aspx

This contemporary infinity pool uses cubes of travertine to form its back edge. Lined with Forest Pebble Tec® and Oceanside Glasstile® at the waterline, the pool defines well-designed elegance. Questar Pools and Spas, Escondido, California. Photography courtesy of Allen Carrasco http://www.luxurypools.com/builders-designers/questar-pools-and-spas-inc.aspx

The elegance of the home demanded that the pool be equally sophisticated. Mission accomplished: the perimeter-overflow (which functions like a 360-degree vanishing edge) spills gently over a tiled wall into a pool that includes fountains and a submerged spa. Deck jets add an unexpected touch of merriment. Advanced Pool Designs, Rancho Cordova, California. Photo courtesy of Brad Taylor Photography

The elegance of the home demanded that the pool be equally sophisticated. Mission accomplished: the perimeter-overflow (which functions like a 360-degree vanishing edge) spills gently over a tiled wall into a pool that includes fountains and a submerged spa. Deck jets add an unexpected touch of merriment. Advanced Pool Designs, Rancho Cordova, California. Photo courtesy of Brad Taylor Photography

Man-made and natural boulders used in and around the infinity pool accent the waterfall, diving rock, and dramatic 80-foot vanishing edge. Artistic Pools, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia http://www.luxurypools.com/builders-designers/artistic-pools-inc.aspx

Man-made and natural boulders used in and around the infinity pool accent the waterfall, diving rock, and dramatic 80-foot vanishing edge. Artistic Pools, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia http://www.luxurypools.com/builders-designers/artistic-pools-inc.aspx

Using tones and textures found in the home, the pool designer created a dramatic infinity pool that includes a lion head fountain, in-pool lighting, exterior lighting, and a spectacular fire wok. Downes Swimming Pool Company, Inc., Arlington, Heights, Illinois; Photography by John P. Frantz http://www.luxurypools.com/builders-designers/downes-swimming-pool-company-inc.aspx

Using tones and textures found in the home, the pool designer created a dramatic infinity pool that includes a lion head fountain, in-pool lighting, exterior lighting, and a spectacular fire wok. Downes Swimming Pool Company, Inc., Arlington, Heights, Illinois; Photography by John P. Frantz http://www.luxurypools.com/builders-designers/downes-swimming-pool-company-inc.aspx

The view of Caddo Lake becomes one with the infinity pool, which features glass tile and varied chopstone. Morehead Pools, Shreveport, Louisiana http://www.luxurypools.com/builders-designers/morehead-pools.aspx

The view of Caddo Lake becomes one with the infinity pool, which features glass tile and varied chopstone. Morehead Pools, Shreveport, Louisiana http://www.luxurypools.com/builders-designers/morehead-pools.aspx