It goes without saying that infinity pools are a stunning sight to see as they seem to seamlessly blend in with their background. Due to their mesmerizing allure and beauty, infinity pools have become more and more popular over the last few decades. By definition, an infinity pool is a reflecting or swimming pool where the water flows over one or more sides so that it appears as if the pool has no edge. Pools are designed as such to create a beautiful visual effect that is calming and aesthetically pleasing. Many times Infinity pools are constructed in a way so that they appear to merge with another larger body of water, usually the ocean if the pool is situated in a beachfront location. Read below to learn more about the history of the infinity pool and its origins, as well as the spectacular infinity pools at the luxurious Villa La Estancia.
The History of Infinity Pools
Many believe that the first infinity pool dated all the way back to the late 17th century in France at the Stag Fountain on the Palace of Versailles grounds. The Stag Fountain was one of the first vanishing-edge designs found in the entire world. Several centuries later in the United States, architect John Lautner is credited as the person to come up with a modern infinity pool design. In the early 1960’s, he initiated the development of infinity pools in a variety of residential projects he was working on. He is even created the infinity pool seen in the 1971 James Bond movie, “Diamonds Are Forever.”
Architecturally Complex Structure
When compared to regular polls, infinity pools are more expensive and require complex structural and mechanical design in order to create the vanishing-edge style that is so stunning. In addition, infinity pools are usually built in precarious or potentially dangerous locations such as hillsides, so it is extra important to construct a structurally sound and solid base. The elaborate foundation system is key in order to effectively and safely anchor the pool to a hillside, or another architecturally challenging location. This drives the cost up significantly. Also, in order to create the illusion of the vanishing edge, infinity pools must have an edge that is around ¼ of an inch lower than the pool’s water level. A basin or trough is constructed to catch water as it flows over the pool’s edge and is then be circulated back into the pool via a water pump.
Villa La Estancia In Riviera Nayarit
Now that you know more about the history and construction of infinity pools, are you interested to learn where you can see these stunning infinity pools for yourself? One top location in Mexico that has infinity pools that will take your breath away is at the luxurious Villa La Estancia In Riviera Nayarit. Situated on the beach with the expansive Banderas Bay just few away, the Villa La Estancia In Riviera Nayarit has multiple pools including an infinity pool that will not disappoint. Take a refreshing swim and gaze in wonder at how the water seems to seamlessly merge with the crystal clear Pacific Ocean in the near distance. Villa La Estancia’s infinity pool is the perfect spot to cool off with an invigorating swim, or relax poolside and enjoy a fruity cocktail under a shady umbrella. If you head up to your suite, the amazing private terraces at Villa La Estancia offer a birds eye view of the entire pool area as well as the crystal clear Pacific Ocean waves. The lush Sierra Madre mountains hug the Banderas Bay to create an unique picture perfect view that you will never tired of.
Ready to check out Villa La Estancia’s suites and beautiful infinity pool for yourself? Visit Villa La Estancia In Riviera Nayarit’s website today to start preparations for your next getaway. In addition to vacation packages, Villa La Estancia also offers private beachfront residences and oceanfront luxury real estate for sale. Both fractional and full membership options are available. In the market for an incredible dream vacation home or looking for the perfect place to retire? Look no further than Villa La Estancia In Riviera Nayarit. Let us make your dreams become reality today!
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