Now you see it, now you don’t! The latest trend in pool design, according to the Wall Street Journal, is a pool that disappears when you press a button.
How does it do that exactly? The way it works is that the floor of the pool floats on top of the water. When you’re ready to take a dip, you press a button and the floor starts to sink into the ground. Ten minutes later, voila! You have yourself an actual pool.
No surprise, this system ain’t cheap, and one man who installed the system in Palo Alto noted that it cost about $2 million in total. Still, such a system makes sense as a space-saving technique, not to mention the added safety. According to the CDC, drowning is the second most common cause of death for children 1-4, and most of that drowning occurs in at-home swimming pools. Being able to cover up a pool when you aren’t watching your child could provide a good deal of peace of mind for parents and prevent more of these accidents from happening.