On a recent trip to the beautiful island of Bali, Indonesia, a good friend of my wife and I (shout out to Estephanie!) found a gem tucked away in the lush hills of the artsy town of Ubud, The Payogan Villa Resort & Spa. One of the main attractions of this resort are the guests own private infinity edge pool. Don’t believe it? Neither did I. Being a pool professional this obviously sparked my interest and wound up being one of the highlights of trip.
I thought, “Just get me to the pools already would ya?” I guess I’ve never been a very patient guy. Handsome I’ll give you that, but not very patient.
Our pool was simply beautiful. It was about a 10k gallon pool with green brick tiles and brown accents tucked into a tile deck with ample sun bathing space. White Hayward main drain and white ringed light seemed a little out of place. Black would have gone better with the darker colored template.
I almost immediately stripped off my clothes and jumped in. The water felt so refreshing. The 90 degree 90% humidity weather was taking its toll on us. Crisp cool water was what the doctor ordered. I immediately noticed no chlorine. I didn’t bring my test kit but didn’t notice any chlorine either. Taking a closer look around showed algae growing on the walls and white main drain and return fittings. Oh well, I’ll jump in anyway. Everything else was pretty clean but there was debris on the bottom of the pool that got kicked up and the water got cloudy after we swam for a little bit. The next day they dropped in 3 tabs to the bottom of the pool. No floater or erosion feeder just dropped it to the bottom.