Infinity Pools: Negative Edge Pools & Zero Edge Pools

Imagine Your Pool’s Edge Extending Infinitely

Picture this: You’re submerged in the calming waters of your pool, looking out to the horizon and the edge of your pool seemingly carries on into the distance. This level of backyard nirvana is possible if your backyard has an ultimate view and you build a pool with an infinity edge.

Whether you call it a negative edge or infinity edge, you can enjoy the soothing feeling that your pool water is flowing over the edge like a waterfall. A zero-edge pool will also add a calming effect to your pool but is unique because, with this design, the water sits on the same level as your pool decking.

At California Pools & Landscape, we custom design every project to best incorporate the elements that are important to you and what you desire in your outdoor living environment. If this ultimate resort-style pool feature is something you’ve been longing for, we will help turn your dream into reality.

Have A Designer Bring Your Vision To Life

You Deserve Your Own Private Resort

You want your backyard to feel like your private resort; with the ability to entertain, relax and fully enjoy Arizona outdoor living. Adding an upgraded edge to your modern pool design will add a sense of tranquility to your outdoor space and help transform your backyard into your own private oasis.

Whether you imagine an infinity edge or a zero-edge for your pool, it will add a stunning flare to your modern pool design. While these edges are different, they both add a unique design element that will help your pool stand out.

You dream and we’ll handle the rest!

What Infinity Edge Inspires You?

Do you have an amazing view that you’re planning on building your dream outdoor oasis around? An infinity edge on your pool is a great way to highlight a scenic focal point in your backyard.

Whether you call it an infinity edge or a negative edge, this design element can create a dynamic visual effect and add an extra boost of tranquility. The smooth water flow from your pool to a non-traditional edge will add a resort-style element to your backyard.

If you’re looking to add some calming waters to your backyard, but it doesn’t have a one-of-a-kind view (we get it, there are only so many of those around) a zero-edge is a wonderful design addition for your pool!

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Zero-Edge Pool

A zero-edge pool is designed so that the water seems to sit on the same level as your pool deck and adds an elegant touch to modern pool designs. Also referred to as a perimeter overflow pool, the water will silently flow over the edge through a small gap into a catch basin for circulation.
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Negative Edge Pool

An infinity-edge or negative edge swimming pool is popular for its visual impact because the water appears to disappear like a waterfall. One side of the pool is designed to sit lower than the deck level, leading to smooth water flow over the edge.

See What Our Customers Are Saying

Designing and building your dream backyard space is a partnership between you and the contractor you choose. It is such a personal decision and every experience is different. You need to decide what you want your experience takeaways to be.

Here are some of our customer experiences after our partnership.


California Pools are an excellent pool builder! We have used them three times because they build gorgeous pools and backyards since 1996! They are very talented, efficient and they stand behind their very high end quality workmanship!

- Colleen B.

What I really appreciated was continuing to work with us going above and beyond well after the last check cleared to make sure we were happy. As a business owner, I know the best compliment you can get is a referral so I will be sure to refer anyone to California Pools.

- Jay R.

California Pools & Landscape is by far the best pool company in the valley. Their customer service is awesome the correspondence is great, and the workmanship Unbeatable. Please do not waste your time with any other company or build your own pool.

- Evita L.

Considering I don’t know anything about pools, they were very patient and willing to teach me what was involved, not just sell me the best pool pump! The one thing I liked most is that they have their own landscape division. Good people, good service. I’d recommend these guys to anyone.

- Elias A.

They were always there for our questions and keeping us posted as to the start of the various stages of pool construction. We have a beautiful, refreshing and relaxing pool. The pool exceeds our expectations. We love the customer support we received from California Pools.

- Deanna N.

They are the most communicative, efficient and professional company we have dealt with since moving into our new home. I highly recommend California Pools to anyone looking to build a pool. Take it from my hours and hours of research and meeting with different pool companies in the area – California Pools not only has competitive prices but also the best staff around!

- Amy L.

We had an amazing pool building experience with California Pools, from start to finish. Our project was completed in about 12 weeks and we couldn’t be happier. I’d definitely recommend California Pools to anyone!

- Sandy L.

Fantastic staff and company. One big difference with California Pools and Landscape – when we were in the design phase and picking the company, they listened. They did not oversell us. Installation was great. Nothing but 5 stars for the staff and the company.

- Deb S.

How Much Does An Infinity Edge Pool Cost In Arizona?

The cost of an Infinity-edge added onto your pool in Arizona starts at around $15,000 and goes up from there. This cost will vary depending on the size of the pool, the size of the special wall with the edge, design features, and materials that you choose.

California Pools & Landscape has been designing dream backyards for 36 years in Arizona and we know that every backyard design is different from the next. Your backyard should cater to your unique needs and desires for your outdoor living space and your project cost is no exception.

To help answer how much your dream pool entertainment area will cost, we’ve put together several resources to help you determine your project scope and thus the cost.

How To Establish A Budget For Your Pool & Backyard Project
What Type of Pool Can I Get For $150 K - $200 K?
What Type of Pool Can I Get For $200 K & Up?


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between an infinity-edge pool and a negative edge pool?

An infinity edge and a negative edge are referring to the same design feature and can also be called disappearing edge pool or vanishing edge pool.

What is the difference between a zero edge and a negative edge?

A zero-edge pool is built so that the water sits at the same level as the pool decking. A negative edge pool is built with one edge slightly lower than the other, causing a natural current for the pool’s water.

What overflow option will look best on my pool?

When making a decision on a negative edge pool or a zero-edge pool, it really comes down to personal taste and design. If you are looking to further enhance a beautiful view, a negative edge pool would be a great choice. If you’d like to have a relaxing pool with no current, a zero-edge pool could be an option for you.

It’s Time to Design Your Dream Resort Backyard

Your backyard is your haven and we would be honored to help you curate your new outdoor environment today. When you are ready, California Pools & Landscape is here to assist you every step of the way to a gorgeous new backyard!