After being introduced, the 360-degree infinity pool on the roof of the UK, the whole internet has paid special attention to it, especially the feasibility of this idea. One of the big questions is how to get out of this lake? Alex Kemsley, the designer of this unique pool, explained more to us how the lake works, and shows how to deal with storms, how to limit the entrance of the falcon into the lake, …
How to swim?
When introduced, Kemsley explained: "The swimmer will come in and out of the lake through the" spiral staircase rising up from the door of a submarine lying on the bottom of the lake. You can imagine it being like a tube in a larger tube. The first tube will open a path through the water and create a closed space (Airlock). The second pipe will be the place where the staircase is placed on the lake's water surface. This system is controlled by pre-programmed logic controller which is commonly used in industry to automate the process of opening and closing valves and locks at precise times. The manufacturing is very complicated but it will bring a great experience. ”
However, it is still very difficult to visualize the problem. So Kemsley provided more information to clarify how the spiral staircase rose from the bottom of the lake. As shown above, the structure that helps people enter and exit the lake will be in a corner of the lake. “Use two tubes, one small tube in a larger tube. The outer tube section will be raised from the bottom of the tank and will naturally contain the pool's water. The water will be sucked out and transferred into a balance tank (many pools have balance tanks to ensure that the water level is always at a fixed level even if there are more or fewer people entering the pool at times). After lifting, the big mouth of the mouth will be about 30cm higher than the water level of the lake so that the water will not spill inside. ”
"Then there is another, dry, non-contact water tube, which contains a spiral staircase and the tube is closed with a" cover "directly above the mouth, which will be opened simultaneously with The entire staircase rises about the same level as the lake level so that swimmers can step on the lake, the door only allows to open when the space inside the large tube has been drained, after the person has stepped on the lake, the lid of the small tube is closed, the outer tube gradually drops and people can swim.The whole process takes place about 30 seconds on the other hand, the top step of the staircase is also designed to be in the middle of the lake after emerging, so absolutely not afraid of jumping from the lake. "
"After people have entered the swimming pool completely. The inner tube containing the spiral staircase will run down first, then the lid closes, the outer tube will be filled with water and finally run down. a primitive pool is almost nothing. "
Is it safe to enter the tank?
Kemsley said: "All are controlled by PLC, a computer program that is used to precisely control the operation of every detail such as pumps, switches, lights, mechanical structures, … In tubes. series of sensors, ensuring that all doors, covers, mechanical parts cannot move freely when the security keys have not been activated. Rest assured that no water leaked to the building. In addition, the lower floor is also called a 'wet floor', meaning that whenever water leaks out of the pipes, it will be collected and put into the sewer system to bring it to the drainage system. underneath."
What happens when a building burns? What about birds getting in? Did the water drop down below?
The designer said: "This is probably one of the safest buildings on the planet and if there is a fire, we have a fire extinguisher system available from the nozzle, taking water from the reservoir. in. Just unlocking, extinguishing the fire is extremely simple work. ”
About the situation of birds entering the pool, affecting sanitation. Kemsley said that the bird might have broken into it: "There is still a possibility that the birds chew into the pool. However, the pool at this height will be much lower than the underground pool, the lower the pool is near the sea. So it is not a threat that we care about. In the case of a pigeon in it, an automated system will constantly monitor the concentration of substances in the tank, usually there will be chlorine to destroy all. set of bacteria in pigeon feces.
Another question is whether anyone bathes in water and splashes into the street below. The designers replied that the swimming pool is located on the roof of a building where the body is gradually tapered, below it above, so people walking around the church will be safe, unaffected by people swim too enthusiastically above.
Other things, since it is not an ordinary pool, we will see that there are no "traditional" lifeguards sitting on a high chair close to the lake. However, underneath there are people who are always on hand to control and watch the door up and down the lake. In addition, underwater cameras in the lake are also equipped with cameras, linked to the machine learning system to detect those who are in the water for too long, can be dangerous, thereby giving alarms, raising stairs up,…
In addition, Kemsley also anticipated a stormy situation. He said that he would still let people go to the pool when it was raining because the pool water was kept at 30 degrees Celsius and swimming in the rain was still a great experience. Of course there will be many other questions surrounding this unique pool. Kemsley said the project has started since 2017 and is currently working with hotel and restaurant chains in the UK and Dubai to make it a reality as soon as possible.