Thought a pool was pool? Here we are talking about the design of a pool and how it looks and appears. this has nothing to do with how its constructed. we can build any of the below pools with a liner system concrete style and they are also available fibreglass style too.
A Skimmer Pool has letter box openings or skimmer/s built into the side of the pool walls. The water is filled to just over halfway up the skimmer then the circulation pump pulls water through the skimmers keeping the pool surface clean.
The skimmer pool is the 'original' if you like and this is most common style of pool constructed today.
A Deck Level or level deck pool is named this simply because the water comes right to the top of the pool level with the surround, Hence a deck level swimming pool.
A deck level swimming pool is harder to build than normal skimmer pool as an overflow tank has to constructed for the water to overflow into. Basically the circulation pump pulls the water from the overflow tank pushs it into the pool making the pool appear to be constantly overflowing.
Deck level pools need to be installed perfectly and absolutly level otherwise it will not work. water is the best level so if the pool wall heights aren't correct it will show up imediatly.
Deck level pools use to only appear in hotels and gyms but we are installing more and more in domestic situations.
Deck Level Pool
Infinty pool or Infinity Edge Pool These are called infinity pools as the water appears to go on into the horizon, infinty pools only work if you have the right levels and the right back drop to begin with. basicaly one (or two) of the pool edges allow the water to pass over and into an overflow tank, from there its pumped back into the pool, the top of the infinty edge is lost with water passing over it giving the impresion of a never ending pool.
As with a deck level pool the wall heights have to be perfect to create the desired effect.