The difficulty with this pool’s design is that unlike most projects with one primary vantage point, this one had three — the living room/wet bar, the kitchen/family room and the master bedroom/exercise wing.

Interestingly, if one were to stand at the corner of the pool in the foreground of this image, they would sense that the pool is out of level. Because of the “forced perspective” and the eye’s peripheral vision, viewers even pick up the water level at the top of the coping to their right (at their feet), yet to their left, their eye sees 5-6” of freeboard.