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Sky Pool - So much wrong...

Discussion in 'General Property Chat' started by Ace in the Hole, 21st Nov, 2015.

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  1. Ace in the Hole

    Ace in the Hole Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    10-storey high 'sky pool' suspended between buildings

    Personally, I can't understand this concept.

    Even the article is messed up.
    In the opening to the article, it says the pool is 25m, then soon after says the 5m x 3m pool, which will hold 375 tonnes of water.
    375 tonnes of water is 375 cubic metres, my maths must be bad cause I can't figure out how all that water is gonna get into even a 25m pool.

    Anyway, why would you do this?
    Would you dare swim in it, 10 storeys up?
     
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    Pool is magic also
     
  3. ff3

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    An outdoor pool in London.. I can't imagine that would see much use throughout the year!
     
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    I have a 25m pool. It is about 140,000l. The concept pool would have to be about 10m wide to have that much water.

    I dare say a little bit of 'journalistic licence' has been used in the article.

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    I wouldn't swim in it. And that artist's impression shows a pool much bigger than 5m x 3m.
     
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    I would definitley swim in it - swimming is like flying and I love flying. :)
     
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    I'm guessing that the 3m x 5m is purely the section that's suspended. If you look through the pictures, it's actually bigger than that, so the total volume might be 375m^3.
     
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    I would swim in it , given the opportunity!
     
  9. Ace in the Hole

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    I hope they use strong silicone to glue the glass joints together.
    Seriously, what thickness glass is going to span that distance?
    How is the base going to be supported?

    I expect the artists images conveniently omitted some major structural (non glass) supports for the base of the pool.
    Unless they use one massive sheet slab of glass for the entire base.
     
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    The article says it is going to be 'structure free', so I'd say it would be pretty serious glass thickness.

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  11. Ace in the Hole

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    It'd have to be laminated fo sho.
    Maybe 300mm for that span.
    Who's gonna make sheets that big though, couldn't imagine any joins mid span would be allowed, even if joints are staggered.
     
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    Laminated glass is very very strong. It just needs to be properly layered, and plenty of them.
    They would have studied all the engineering before they manufactured it!
     
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    Hope so.
    Structures have been known to fail in the past and will fail again in future.
    Adding unstable forces like moving water and bodies in the pool, together with potential wind storm forces 10 storeys high is difficult to measure.
    Edd expansion and contraction into the equation and there are plenty of potential problems, especially if this is a first.
    I'm no structural engineer, but don't know if glass is equally strong in tension, compression and torsional strength.
    Unlike your steel reinforced concrete which takes the strength of each material combined.
    It will look impressive though.
     
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    The main thing wrong with this pool is it's in London! Even heated, at that height, it wouldn't be warm enough to swim in.

    Then again, I'm a woss and if it's below 30 I'm wearing a jumper.
     
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    To build this, they would likely have to use stuff similar to what aquariums use for their big large spanning glass windows, which are actually multiple sheets of thick acrylic laminated together to create a seamless window. Definitely possible.

    Putting my structural engineering hat on, they'd also have to account for any differential movement between the two buildings to prevent the pool from leaking, or worse.
     
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    I think 25m is the length and 5x3 are the breadth and depth.
     
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    Whatever the dimensions, if it's for realsies, it's pretty freaky.
     
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    I don't think people want to look up and see me swimming. :confused:
     
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    Impressive - Yes
    Is it possible - Yes
    Would I want to be the guy that signs off on it - No