Swim 115 Feet Above London in the World’s Only See-Through Sky Pool

Suspended 35 meters above the ground, between two new residential buildings in London’s Nine Elms business district, the highly-anticipated Sky Pool makes you feel like you’re swimming through the sky.

Measuring 25 meters in length, the transparent outdoor pool was designed by HAL Architects. It is made out of acrylic and can hold up to 148,000 gallons of water. The impressive sky pool is the centerpiece of Embassy Gardens, a new 2,000-home development in the Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station regeneration zone. When it opens, next month, Sky Pool will become the most exclusive place to take a dip in all of Britain.

Sky Pool will nor only be offering swimmers breathtaking views of the House of Parliament, the London Eye and London’s city skyline, but also the thrilling experience of floating in the air, tens of meters above ground, with nothing but a transparent layer of acrylic separating them from the chasm below.

Apparently, transporting the bool from Colorado, over the Atlantic was an adventure in itself, but designing and installing it between the two new residential buildings was even more challenging, with engineers and workers having only inches of tolerance.


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Thanks to modern technology and architectural innovations, Sky Pool can handle the natural movements of the two 10-storey building it connects. According to HAL Architects, it is not rigidly connected at both ends; it can slide from one side to the other, while maintaining water-tight integrity.


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“The vision for the Sky Pool stemmed from a desire to push the boundaries in the capability of construction and engineering, Ecoworld Ballymore wanted to do something that had never been done before,” the Chairman of Ballymore, developer of Embassy Gardens, said.


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“We like to push the boundaries on all aspects of design, the Sky Pool’s transparent structure is the result of significant advancements in technologies over the last decade. The experience of the pool will be truly unique, it will feel like floating through the air in central London,” he added.

The unique Sky Pool is schedule to open on May 19, 2021.

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