The Mirror Skimmer: A Pool’s Design Asset

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Among the components of a large house, the pool plays a great role. Apart from making the inhabitants feel better, it also contributes to the beauty of the house. But there are several types of pools, all different in size, depth, and especially the technologies they incorporate. For example, the mirror skimmer is an essential asset for the design of a pool. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn more about mirror pool skimmers.

How a mirror pool looks like

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When a pool has a shape that does not distinguish the surface of the water from the bottom of the pool, it is called a mirror pool. A special device installed at the bottom and sides of the pool allows it to have the appearance of a mirror reflecting with great precision.

A mirror pool has a particular aesthetic design with a very luxurious appearance. The presence of such a pool in a house increases its beauty and, therefore, its value. However, this luxury and beauty are not available to everyone. In the United States, the mirror pool usually costs between 30 000 and 50 000 dollars. It all depends on the professional that you will contact.

The role of the mirror skimmer

The mirror skimmer is a very useful accessory for a pool whose role is to clean the surface of the water of its impurities automatically. Its role is to eliminate all the small elements that could pollute the water surface. Micro-organisms, dust, pollen, and insects are, for example, polluting elements of open water surfaces.

In order to keep the pool clean, a skimmer is installed to clean the pool more or less automatically. The classic skimmer is often used for traditional pools and is installed between 20 mm and 40 mm under the pool’s level, with a water level between 10 cm and 15 cm always under the level.

But in the case of a mirror pool, it is installed much higher, bringing the water level to 5 cm below the level of the pool. It gives the pool a true mirror appearance with almost non-existent lines at this level.

Advantages of installing a mirror skimmer

The installation of this device has several advantages.

1. The non-variation of the budget between the installation of a classic skimmer and a mirror skimmer

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It is important to emphasize here the small variation in the price of the installation of a mirror skimmer compared to the installation of the classic. However, you have more aesthetics with the mirror.

It is a matter of personal choice rather than budget constraints if some people opt for the classic. You have the possibility to choose among twelve colors for your pool. All this without a big increase on your budget. There are some companies that specialize in the manufacture and installation of mirror skimmers.

2. Resistance and solidity

In general, the mirror skimmer displays remarkable strength, thermal resistance, and fluidity compared to other products in its category. These qualities are due to its components, which are acrylonitrile, butadiene, and styrene. These are the qualities that most pool owners look for when installing a pool.

3. The Recovery Basket

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One of the great advantages of the mirror skimmer is that it has a collection basket. You have the possibility to search the basket to recover objects. It can be about polluting objects or objects lost by the swimmers. This feature makes it easy to clean and remove any intruding objects that may pollute the pool.

In short, the installation of a mirror skimmer has its particularities but does not alter the initial budget. In addition to adding a touch of aesthetics, it is equipped with an automatic pool cleaning system.

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