50 Years creating the perfect pool and wellness experience.
Half a century which is just the beginning of a journey of excellence based on innovation and growth. Founded in 1969, Fluidra celebrates its 50th anniversary in June 2019 with long-standing experience in developing innovative products and services in the global residential and commercial pool as well as wellness market. Thanks to you, these have been the first 50 years of a journey of excellence.
The story of our MagnaPool® mineral pool begins with the simple idea of creating a swimming pool more in harmony with nature. A pool that would be better for the environment and gentler on sensitive skin. MagnaPool® is the only trusted and authentic ‘no salt’ (sodium) mineral pool available. Our pools are beautiful to swim in, better for the environment and beneficial for your health and wellbeing
MagnaPool® is an exclusive chlorinator solution that combines the natural properties of the patented magnesium-based MagnaPool® minerals with an exceptionally fine filtration system.
Compared with conventional manual water treatment systems or salt water chlorinator solutions, MagnaPool® naturally slows the development of chloramines, molecules that can cause an unpleasant chlorine smell and eye or skin irritation.
Zodiac®’s research demonstrated that:
The MagnaPool® solution generates 40% fewer chloramines than salt water chlorinator solutions with conventional filtration.
Chloramines grow 4 times more slowly in a MagnaPool® pool than in water treated manually with chlorine or by salt water electrolysis.
With MagnaPool®, you are choosing an aquatic environment and water that are gentle on the skin, the hair and the eyes.
What you need to know about infinity pool
Infinity pools make you feel as if you are one with the horizon, floating above the landscape, luxuriating in sky, and finally understanding how it feels to be a bird. So…exactly how do infinity pool designers accomplish the disappearing act?
So many questions. If you’re adding a backyard pool, should you ask for a wildly Instagrammable #infinitypool design? Or will today’s design darlings go the way of the kidney-shaped pool of yesteryear? How much do infinity pools cost, anyway?
Read on for everything you need to know about infinity swimming pools.
1. What is an infinity pool?
Above: An infinity swimming pool with a panoramic view creates romance in Italy (as if Italy needs more romance). For more, see The New Dolce Vita: A Reinvented Village in Tuscany.
An infinity pool, also known as a zero edge pool, looks like it disappears into the horizon. An infinity pool is designed to play a visual trick on the eye, making you think that there is no separation between the water and surrounding landscape features.
2. Who invented infinity pools?
Above: In a garden designed by Edmund Hollander, a modern-Gatsby infinity pool extends to the horizon and has an unobstrusive coping edge. For more, see Required Reading: The Private Oasis.
There’s a lot of debate about the historical precedents for today’s infinity swimming pools. In earlier centuries, recirculating fountains with water spilling over the edge into basins were precursors to infinity pools. In the US, modernist architect John Lautner began building swimming pools with a vanishing edge in southern California in the mid 20th century. One of his famous early designs, at the Silvertop home commissioned by industrialist Kenneth Reiner, was “a cantilevered swimming pool that seems to flow directly into Silver Lake Reservoir far below,” notes the LA Conservancy.
Today a “Lautner knife-edge design” refers to an infinity pool where water flows outward to the edge of the pool at deck level and overflows into a slot at the edge. The treatment of the coping distinguishes a Lautner knife-edge pool from an infinity pool with submerged coping where “you look down and see wet decking or coping material at the edge of the pool,” writes Brian Van Bower in Pool Spa News. “But when you approach a knife-edge perimeter-overflow pool, you look down inside the pool to the full depth of water and your feet remain dry. It’s a genuinely cool detail that creates a certain ‘wow’ factor, because it mystifies, intrigues and delights those who know nothing about how these systems are made.”
3. How do infinity pools work?
Above: A 10th-Century Castle Swimming Pool of the Week: A Modern Infinity Pool for a Medieval Castle.
To understand how an infinity pool’s design works, imagine a waterfall. You see water go over the edge of a waterfall and—disappear into thin air. What really happens, of course, is that the water flows down to a lower level and (depending on how steep a waterfall’s slope is) is captured in a lower pool, which then overflows again as more volume cascades down from the top.
An infinity pool is sort of like a waterfall with a single lower level—one section of the pool’s edge is lower, acting like a dam which overflows into a lower catch basin. From there, water is pumped back into the upper pool to create a continuous overflow.
4. What is an infinity pool edge?