A new infinity pool in Tuscany

January 13, 2017  |  Hotel  |  Comments Off
An infinity heated salted swimming pool in 2017 at Villa le Barone in Tuscany

An infinity heated salted swimming pool in 2017 at Villa le Barone in Tuscany

An infinity heated salt water pool for Villa le Barone’s 2017’s season, covered with Travertine marble! As ever, at Villa le Barone, we have taken steps forward to give our Guests another level of “the best”!

An idea was nurtured,
A project was cultured
And the result will be yours to enjoy in 2017
Travertino (Travertine marble) replaces ceramic tiles
Heat from the earth is the new petrol
Salt water does away with chlorine
And as ever, at Villa le Barone, we have taken steps forward
To give you another level of “the best”!

Our pool at Villa le Barone is (re) born!

Guests at Villa Le Barone will soon be able to enjoy a brand new heated, salt water, infinity pool. Lined with the finest Travertino (travertine marble) , a local colorful limestone used since Roman times (see below), the new pool will have both an upper swimming space of 17m x 5m as well as a lower relaxing basin with water a cascade where you can soak with a Chianti glass in your hand. Salt water, healthier than chlorine, will allow you to sunbathe without chlorine smell and keep your tan.

Also you will be able to enjoy from inside the pool the priceless 180 degree view of the San Leolino Abbey and of the Chianti hills, thanks to the infinity effect of the water falling down on the lower basin.

Finally and maybe most importantly the pool will be heated throughout the season thanks to renewable environment respectful energy (see below).

As for everything we do at Ville Le Barone, we have put all our love, care and energy in designing and building this pool around our rose and olive gardens.

We look forward to welcoming you in Villa Le Barone as of April 14th 2017 and sharing with you this brand new infinity pool!

Let us take this opportunity to send you our best and warmest wishes for 2017.

View from the swimming pool at Villa le Barone en Toscane

View from the swimming pool at Villa le Barone en Toscane

More About Travertine / travertino (source Wikipedia)

In Italy, well-known travertine quarries exist in Tivoli and Guidonia Montecelio, where the most important quarries since Ancient Roman times, like the old quarry of Bernini in Guidonia, can be found. The elegant Travertine used to tile our pool (light brownish red veined) comes from nearby Rapolano quarries. Travertino was used to build the famous Colonnade of St. Peter’s Square in Rome in 1656-1667. Michaelangelo also chose travertine as the material for the external ribs of the dome of St Peter’s Basilica. Travertine derives its name from the former town, known as Tibur in ancient Roman times. The ancient name for the stone was lapis tiburtinus, meaning tibur stone, which was gradually corrupted to travertino (travertine).

More about Heat Pump energy

The heat pumps, with a minimal amount of external energy, draws heat from the cooler external air or from the ground into a heat exchanger in contact the pool water and raises it by approximately 4°c… which makes the difference in April and October.

More about Salt water pools

The presence of chlorine in traditional swimming pools can be described as a combination of free available chlorine (FAC) and combined available chlorine (CAC). While FAC is composed of the free chlorine that is available for sanitizing the water, the CAC includes chloramines. Chloramines are responsible for the “chlorine smell” of pools, as well as skin and eye irritation. These problems are the result of insufficient levels of free available chlorine FAC, and indicate a pool that must be “shocked” by the addition of 5-10 times the normal amount of chlorine.
In saltwater pools, the generator uses electrolysis to continuously produce free chlorine (FAC). It also burns off chloramines thereby reducing skin and eye irritation. Further to this, while chlorine bleaches tan, salt doesn’t!

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