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00:13 Feb 13, 2009
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Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering / pool design
English term or phrase: Infinity edge (or Infinity-edge)
An infinity edge pool (also named negative edge, zero edge, "disappearing edge," or vanishing edge pool) is a swimming pool which produces a visual effect of water extending to the horizon, vanishing, or extending to "infinity". These style pools are often very expensive and require extensive architectural design.

To find out more please click on the link at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infinity_pool

Some translated it as “无边际”或“无边界”(泳池)。Can anyone suggest a better translation for this term?
Local time: 15:29

Summary of answers provided
4水天一色、水天交融、水天相連、一望無垠、廣潤無垠、碧水藍空 (or 藍天) 渾然一體
Shirley Chen
3無極 或 隱邊Man Wah Leung

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infinity edge (or infinity-edge)
水天一色、水天交融、水天相連、一望無垠、廣潤無垠、碧水藍空 (or 藍天) 渾然一體

Just a few choices for your reference.

Someone's blog happens to include several beautiful photos that show the magnificent views of some infinity edge pools that extend into the ocean (海天一色之泳池):


Shirley Chen
United States
Local time: 22:29
Native speaker of: Native in ChineseChinese
PRO pts in category: 4
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks for your suggestion, I also saw this translation on the internet. However, as poetic as it might be, it doesn't fit into most context naturally, you can hardly say “海天一色游泳池”/“浑然一体游泳池”without sounding really weird!

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3 days3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
infinity edge (or infinity-edge)
無極 或 隱邊

I also thought of “无边际” before reading your samples. 無極 is close to the word infinity. 隱邊 reflects disappearing or vanishing edge. These two alternatives are my own thoughts, hence no references.

Note added at 3 days6 hrs (2009-02-16 07:09:50 GMT)

Found this usage of 隱邊泳池: "隱邊泳池是現代比較流行的一種私家泳池,意在將游泳池景觀與旁邊的海洋、湖泊或者山谷等景觀結合在一起。精心設計的泳池的邊沿似乎在泳池的外觀中消失了,看上去泳池與..."
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Man Wah Leung
Local time: 11:29
Native speaker of: Native in ChineseChinese
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thank you, I think "隐边泳池" is a more appropriate translation, altogher this is still unable to convey all the meanings in the source language.

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