If you think you’re cool because you can afford an infinity pool, consider yourself put on notice. This new “sky pool” makes your pathetic cement pond look like some above-ground monstrosity you’d find outside a double-wide (sorry Uncle Mark).
Developed by the Ballymore Group, the sky pool (which sounds like a rejected Bond title) will be 90-feet long and will hang between two ten-story apartment buildings in London. Eight-inch-thick glass will hold the water in place and give the appearance that the pool is floating in midair. It will offer views of both the Palace of Westminster and the London Eye, and will also give swimmers the chance to look down and laugh at all the impoverished street urchins who can’t afford their own sky pools.
“We set out to create places and spaces that are more than just bricks and mortar,” said Sean Mulryan, chairman and founder of developer Ballymore. “The pool is testimony to this philosophy and gives the development a unique character.”
If you ever wanted to know what a "sky pool designer looks like, scroll down.
Those smug sky-pool-building bastards. They look like they ran over Oliver Twist while driving their Jaguars to the photo shoot.
"Get these bloody poor kids out of the way! We’ve got sky-pools to build!”
Of course, I’m saying that out of complete jealousy. I wish I was wearing Paul Kough’s suit instead of a dirty pair of Champion athletic shorts I put on last Monday. And for the sake of transparency, here’s the pool in my backyard.
So yeah, kudos to you Sean Mulryan and Paul Keogh. If I ever win the lotto, you’ll be the first people I call.
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