Vanishing edge pools (also known as infinity edge or negative edge pools) have become a beautiful and popular pool trend.

A  vanishing edge pool is a swimming pool where water flows over the edge producing the visual effect of water with no boundaries.  These pools are often designed so that the edge appears to merge with a larger body of water, or the sky.  It can provide a stunning look, especially for pools that are on vistas or with a scenic view.  While this seems like a modern trend, the vanishing edge pool concept is said to have originated in France where one of the first vanishing edge design was utilized in the “Stag Fountain” at the Palace of Versailles in the early 1600s.  These pools can often be seen in exotic resorts, but with the right pool space, nearly anyone can have an infinity pool right in their backyard!

How does an infinity or vanishing edge pool work?

A vanishing edge pool is an illusion.  It has an edge that comes to water level instead of above it, so that water flows over the edge.  A trough or catch basin is installed that the water over flows into.  From here the water is collected and pumped back into the main pool.

How can you get the best vanishing edge effect?

For the best effect, the vanishing edge must be positioned so that you can’t see the catch pool from the prime viewing spots. The easiest site to build on is a gentle slope, however, it can also be installed on flat land or a steep slope with the right engineering.



Although many of our pools can be installed as infinity pools, The Horizon (shown above) features a beautiful infinity-edge causing water to seemingly disappear into the horizon whether it is a beautiful panoramic view or your own landscape creation allowing water, earth and nature to combine. This ingeniously created swimming pool includes patent-pending design and innovation technology, encapsulating the transition from in-ground to out-of-ground. Optional storage compartments can be added to the pool to conveniently house its filtration equipment. The compartments effectively protect your valuable filtration equipment while allowing it to operate more efficiently due to its proximity to the pool. The compartments double as sun lounges so while the kids are swimming you can be relaxing on the comfortable cushioned lounges.

Whether you choose a vanishing edge pool or something more traditional, you can turn your backyard into a stunning and exotic space.  Take the first step and contact Leisure Pools today ( and Get Swimming in Quality and Style!