Infinity pools require a lot of organization. Building a dream pool is a long process, starting with the design and ending with its launch.

Priorities Before overflow pool Construction

Between the decision to have a custom-made pool and the groundbreaking, steps and decisions will need to be made.

Finding The Right Location

It is necessary to follow a few rules to reduce regrets or administrative refusals. It is strongly recommended that you build your in-ground or above-ground pool in a sunny area. Swimming pools must be sheltered from the wind to prevent cooling of the water. Finally, it is recommended to avoid placing the pool near trees to avoid complicating maintenance.

In addition to following subdivision rules, the overflow pool needs to comply with the local urban plan. The distance between neighbors varies from municipality to municipality. You should check your municipality’s town planning documents before building an infinity pool or a zero-edge pool.


Choosing the right position in relation to the house is crucial for harmonizing the visual effect. Pools aren’t just built for swimming, they also provide a relaxing environment and a view of the water from the living room. The garden and pool must be harmoniously interconnected.

Selecting The Overflow Type

The overflow type depends on the land profile, the desired effect, and the facilities surrounding the pool.

When the ground slopes, you can replace one side of the coping with a weir. Patios and flat backyards with pools with peripheral weirs create a soothing atmosphere conducive to relaxation. Swimming indoors or undercover is the obvious choice for bathing 365 days a year; an in-ground zero-edge pool is a must.

Drawing Up Plans

Buying a polyester shell from a pool manufacturer or having a pool constructed by a pool builder does not require precise plans. Alternatively, you can build your own infinity pool or zero-edge pool if you have detailed plans.
Ground plans and sections help construct the structure, which includes the pool bottom (flat or sloped), the pool walls, the overflow channel, the buffer tank, and the submerged deck and stairs.
With a piping drawing, the parts can be positioned in the proper position at the bottom of the pool or inside the walls. In addition, they show the network of pipes leading to the pump room. The filtration layout shows how the various in-ground pool equipment is connected.

Plans for building an infinity pool by Morana Water Design

Plans are more than just documents. This is a real guide that gives you better budget and construction guidelines. In light of this, they shouldn’t be done at random. It is highly recommended that you leave the creation of pool plans to an expert if you want them to be the most effective. For spillover pools, this is especially true.


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Select the overflow type

You may be attracted to one type of overflow over another. Although, it may not necessarily be the most suitable for the terrain. It is advisable to seek professional assistance.

Don’t be afraid to express yourself

Professionals in the pool industry tend to do only what they are familiar with. Let’s discuss the type of lining you would like, the shape you would like, and so on.

Pool Project Cost Estimation

Before you build or have a pool contractor build your infinity pool, you must estimate its cost. Among other things, you will need to choose the type of overflow (partial or peripheral), the structure (shell or masonry), and the equipment for the pool. Oftentimes, a pool’s price doesn’t meet your desires, your personal preferences, or your budget.
Infinity pools can be designed in a way that makes the right trade-offs for your needs. When setting a budget, always allow for a margin.

Authorizations And Building Permits

Those living in France and overseas who speak English will find this information helpful.
Infinity pools or deck level pools require fairly basic formalities: a declaration of work must be filed with the town hall. It is imperative that the project respects the Local Urbanism Plan (PLU). The construction of pools larger than 100 m2 requires a building permit.

Here is all the information about pool building rules.

Construction phases

General Steps To Build A Swimming Pool

This is done by transferring the exact location of the pool to the ground along with its dimensions or size.

This should be done in accordance with the pool’s enlarged dimensions

It ensures that runoff does not cause pressure on the pool

It can be constructed from reinforced concrete, shotcrete, or shuttering blocks. Lost polystyrene form work is also an option.

Inlet and suction outlets in the pool are connected to the filtration pump in the plant room by rigid PVC pipes.

Before completing an in-ground or semi-in-ground swimming pool, the surrounding trenches must be filled with soil.

In the plant room, pipes from the pool are connected to filtration pumps, which connect to filters, water treatment systems, and heat pumps.

Almost all coatings, including mosaic or plaster, can be applied to shotcrete pools and cast concrete pools, etc. Masonry pools must have a liner or reinforced PVC membrane to ensure waterproofing and strength.

 The swim pool construction is near completion. The process is carried out simultaneously with the coating of the pool deck or with the installation of decorative rocks.

An in-ground pool with a liner or reinforced membrane should be filled immediately after coating installation. Polyester resin and tiles require a drying period to ensure durability.

Specific Features For Overflow Pools

Post-Construction Of An Overflow Pool: The Essentials

Pool Safety Features

The following information will be helpful for those living in France and overseas who speak English.

In-ground pools must be equipped with a safety system, whether they are reinforced concrete or masonry pools, modular panel pools or polyester shell pools. The choice must be made from the following list:

  • A protection fence as defined in NF P 90-306
  • An alarm system in accordance with NF P 90-307
  • A pool safety cover that conforms to NF P 90-308A
  • A pool shelter that meets NF P 90-309 requirements

Maintenance Items For Clean Water

Maintaining your infinity pool or your zero-edge pool is easier than maintaining a traditional pool. You rarely use manual accessories such as a vacuum or a net, or more sophisticated ones such as an automatic pool cleaner. The overflow is powered by reverse hydraulics, which means dirt cannot settle at the bottom and is evacuated by the weir. For the maintenance and disinfection of the pool water, electrolysis can be used to replace products such as chlorine.
A wide range of pool accessories such as sunshades, shade sails or sunbeds are chosen according to the desired atmosphere.


The construction of a negative edge or zero-edge pool is a long and involved process that requires advance planning.

No matter whether you choose to entrust the construction of your future pool to a pool builder or a general contractor, you must follow the steps detailed above.

Depending on your budget and your desires, Overflow pool experts help you define the various components of your project. There are three factors that must be considered when drawing up the construction plans for your overflow pool: aesthetics, durability, and adaptability.