Infinity pools

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  1. The Great Deceiver

    The Great Deceiver 21st Century Schizoid Man

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    I just bought a little book about infinity pools :coolugh:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infinity_pool

    An infinity pool' (also named negative edge or vanishing edge pool) is a swimming pool which produces a visual effect of water extending to the horizon, vanishing, or extending to "infinity". These style pools are often very expensive and can cost up to about USD $80,000.

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    The pics in my book are much better though :bowdown:
     
  2. The Great Deceiver

    The Great Deceiver 21st Century Schizoid Man

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    One quite significant restriction to the design is that the pool is not particularly "child friendly" as typical behaviour by children using pools is by "bombing" the pool, creating as much splash and wave action as possible. Obviously this would cause premature evacuation of the pool water, as the resulting waves surged over the weir. For this reason, "vanishing edge" pools are usually installed in homes that have limited access for—or at least very well-controlled—children.
     
  3. Fathr O'Blivion

    Fathr O'Blivion New Member

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    I would like one of these

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  4. CLOT

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    ^they have one of those lap pools at google

    :o
     
  5. The Great Deceiver

    The Great Deceiver 21st Century Schizoid Man

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    pics, and info on the installation\costs? :x:

    Or did your parents just buy the house as it was (you spoiled brat)
     
  6. ihaveanevilplan

    ihaveanevilplan Everybody wake up, wake up, it's time to get down Moderator

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    :rofl:
     
  7. Problematique

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    :bowdown:

    I fucking love it
     
  8. The Great Deceiver

    The Great Deceiver 21st Century Schizoid Man

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    :cool: Nice view too
    Can you grab a pic where the water is still? (in other words: moar)



    Oh, then who did you mean by 'we'?
     
  9. Trungtastic

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    They had one of those in The OC. :o :o It always kinda freaked me out a little because it looked like you would just roll off the side of the pool into nothing :o
     
  10. Noelting

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    no kidding
     
  11. Problematique

    Problematique New Member

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    That's so beautiful.

    What part of France if you don't mind me asking?
     
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    Problematique New Member

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    Ah. One of my relatives has a gorgeous house in Carcassonne.
     
  13. Soren

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    40,000GBP for that house is a steal.
     
  14. Soren

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    how much was the house?
     
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    i just want to know how much it would cost to get a house that cool in france :hs:
     
  16. Noelting

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    it's cheaper than the uk :o
     
  17. Noelting

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    there's an apartment in provence for 1.2 million pounds right now
     
  18. Problematique

    Problematique New Member

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    It depends on what you're looking for. A lot of people end up buying relatively old property on the cheap that they can refurbish as they so desire. But it also depends on the area. Like Provence, the Cote d'Azur is going to be on the expensive side. But if you're willing to move a little away from those kind of places, there are excellent deals to be had.

    France, Spain, Portugal.. there is a lot of diverse property within towns. You have to be prepared to really look to find what you want.
     

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