Special thanks to Paul Gardner, VP of Engineering at Reynolds Polymer Technology for this post!
Feel like you could swim forever? With the popularity of infinity edge pools, everyone can bask in the illusion of floating into the horizon. As an engineer at Reynolds Polymer Technology, a fully integrated acrylic design, solutions and delivery firm, we are lucky enough to craft a few of these modern marvels. With a lengthy list of unique stunners in our arsenal that demonstrate the multitude of ways you can approach the architecture and features of a pool, we’re diving into our top five favorite commercial pools that are hot in design and cool in temperature!
1. One Pacific
The circular shaped pool centered in the standout apartment complex in Vancouver, Canada is inspired by the waves of the nearby Pacific Ocean. A 10-foot wide clear acrylic bottom overlooks a scenic courtyard and juts out from the 3rd-floor high-rise building in the midst of residences four stories up. The world-class engineering is unmistakable in the rare curvature of the swimming pool adding to the building’s rippled design.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars TIAA Field Axalta Spa Cabanas
Another one of our game-winning pool applications is the Axalta Spa Cabanas at the Jacksonville Jaguars’ TIAA Field, which enables fans to bask in refreshing waters all while watching a game in scorching Florida temperatures in the first and only pool to be built within a NFL stadium! Surrounded by 20 cabanas, Jaguar fans overlook the entire stadium from the north end zone. A transparent acrylic panel offers regular ticket holders a glimpse into the high-life of the three-foot-deep pool resting atop the TIAA Bank Field.
3. Golden Nugget Las Vegas
The Golden Nugget Casino pool has a central aquarium feature, including a live shark tank that immerses swimmers among various creatures of the sea. The shark tank is encased in our signature patented acrylic and includes a 52.5-foot slide through the middle of it. Adding to Las Vegas’ lively and rambunctious environment, this three-story enthralling pool lets guests experience some of the most dangerous creatures on earth up close and personal.
4. Gloucester Hotel Hong Kong
Seemingly flush with Victoria Harbour on the scenic Hong Kong Island, guests can take in the picturesque city skyline at the Gloucester Hotel Hong Kong pool. The indoor pool made up of three acrylic panels measuring over 80-feet create a translucent and elegant barrier for guests allowing them to overlook the famous Symphony of Lights. Asian influences mixed with a contemporary design cement Reynolds Polymer Technology as a global competitor in the pool industry.
5. Market Square Tower
The pool at Market Square Tower truly appeals to the daredevil in us all. Extending out over Downtown Houston, the rooftop pool open to residents at the luxurious Market Square Tower condos is a unique take on a residential pool. With a 22-foot long cantilevered acrylic bottom jutting 7-feet from the building, swimmers can visualize almost the entire city from a majestic perch. The thrilling experience of swimming 500-feet above street level is distinctive to Texas being the highest in the state and the only glass-bottomed pool in Houston.
As demonstrated in these skillful and revolutionary projects crafted by acrylic pioneers, each swimming pool, large and small, tells a story and allows its patrons to take a dive into a magically designed world of aquatics, leisure and entertainment. Where will your next swim take you?