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Andrew Cummings
June 9, 2019

The proposed Infinity London tower, whose construction could begin in 2020, would be 55 stories tall and adorned with a rooftop infinity pool with transparent sides and a transparent floor. The pool's walls are flush with the building's walls.

Compass Pools, a UK-based company, released their plans for this pool located in London, appropriately titled Infinity London-and the internet had some thoughts.

Infinity pools are a staple of beachside resorts and high-end hotels - but you probably haven't seen one quite like this.

The pictures of this infinity pool have gone viral on the social media and netizens have been wondering how one would enter and exit of the pool.

But that didn't stop onlookers from speculating how swimmers are supposed to get in and out of the pool following the news of its debut.

It's a sustainable plan too, created to use waste energy from the building's air-conditioning system to heat the pool - and this being London, it will certainly need to be heated. "The second to deliver the staircase up to water level", Kemsley told.

Interestingly, unlike traditional architectural designs, Compass Pool's designer and technical director said the project was conceived entirely around the pool, rather than the building supporting it.

He added that the staircase is controlled by a programmable logic controller, which ensures that all locks and valves operate at the correct time.

The use of cast acrylic instead of glass also helps to make the pool look "perfectly clear" because it transmits light at a similar wavelength to water, helping swimmers feel all the more as though they're floating above the city.

The bottom of the pool will also be transparent, letting hotel guests and visitors to check in on the swimmers above.

An exact location for the building has yet to be determined. "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".

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