Monday, 20 March 2017 09:37

The Best Infinity Pools In The World

The 10 Best Infinity Pools in the World

From Conde Nast Traveler

The infinity edge pool is an artistic marvel that invokes splendor and serenity.  Sometimes referred to as a vanishing edge, disappearing edge, or negative edge swimming pool, this treatment creates an optical illusion that the water in the swimming pool is disappearing over the horizon.  Some of the most exclusive resorts in the world feature this technical marvel, some of which are showcased in this post from Conde Nast Traveler.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti
No, this isn’t Photoshopped. It’s what happens when you build an infinity pool in the heart of Tanzania’s wildlife-rich Serengeti

The Resort at Pedregal
This beachfront beauty guarantees a front-row seat to Los Cabos, Mexico’s dreamiest shorelines. Gaze at endless vistas of sand and sea while keeping an eye out for breaching humpback whales, wave-riding dolphins, and the natural arches of Land’s End. Order a tamarind margarita from the swim-up bar and get comfy in one of the pool’s signature half-submerged lounge chairs.

The St. Regis Princeville Resort
Kauai’s multi-hued mountains, skyscraping waterfalls, rugged canyons, and sparkling bays are perhaps best appreciated by helicopter. But, on the ground, we love this 5,000-square-foot infinity-edged swimming pool for our fix of Hawaii’s most iconic scenery.

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James Atlas

James Atlas, an 22-year veteran of the swimming pool industry, is the owner and co-principal of Platinum Poolcare Ltd., a residential swimming pool construction, renovation and maintenance company with service to several commercial aquatic properties including the Bulls, Bears and White Sox training facilities.

Platinum Poolcare Owner James Atlas came to the pool industry after three years of options trading after college, cashing in his chips to work with father Ronald Atlas, owner of Paragon Pools, a commercial pool construction and design company. An entrepreneur at heart, Atlas quickly started up an off–shoot company, Fountain Technologies, through which he designed and constructed water features for luxury residential and commercial properties.

When his brother took over that company, Atlas founded Pool Watch, a management company servicing recreational pools with lifeguard staffing, facility openings, closings and general maintenance. He sold Fountain Technologies and Pool Watch in 1994 and 1995.

Looking to broaden his skill set in the pool servicing industry, Atlas went back to his family pool business, working as a project estimator for multi-million-dollar waterparks, competition pools, high-rise pools, and other large-scale projects.

After a few years, Atlas began receiving consistent inquiries from residential property owners interested in pool construction and servicing. With his father’s blessing, Atlas took the reigns on those new accounts and formed a new company called Platinum Aquatech.

Again looking to go off on his own, Atlas teamed up with Terry Smith, owner of Poolcare Aquatech, another partner company with Ronald Atlas which focused on the service and maintenance. The two companies merged, with Terry and James owning a fifty-fifty share in 2007, effectively becoming Platinum Poolcare Aquatech, Ltd.

Company Background

Platinum Poolcare Aquatech, Ltd., founded in 2007, and resulting from a merger of Platinum Aquatech, Ltd. (luxury swimming pool construction) and Poolcare Aquatech, Ltd.(service, repairs, renovations of swimming pools and spas), specializes in all aspects of pool design, construction and renovation with added focus on specialty aquatic features such as waterfalls, lazy rivers, rock water applications, statuary and other luxury waterscape amenities. The company also provides installation and maintenance services for its customers.

Platinum Poolcare has raised the standards of excellence in residential and commercial pools, spa and waterscape design and construction. We have a combined half-century of experience in building, servicing, maintaining, and renovating award-winning and nationally-recognized gunite pools throughout the greater Chicago area and other Midwest states.

Based in Wheeling, Ill., the company’s headquarters spans 10,000 square-feet of warehouse and office space with 46 trucks, 130 employees during peak season, and one of the industry’s largest onsite replacement parts inventory for quick fixes.

Platinum Poolcare has repeatedly graced the cover of various industry magazines, and has earned hundreds of awards for its designs. The company belongs to the prestigious, invitation-only Aquatech Society for professional pool builders.

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