Image courtesy of Compass Pools
Image courtesy of Compass Pools
Compass Pools

London is set to get the "world’s first" 360 degree infinity pool, and people definitely have some thoughts.

The 600,000 litre pool will be made from cast acrylic with transparent sides and floors, so those below will be able to see swimmers above them, CNN reports.

People on Twitter had reactions that ranged from excited:

To just straight-up NO:

But the biggest question on everyone's lips is how on earth does it work?!

So what's the solution to this seemingly impossible feat?

There are no stairs on the outside, rather a spiral staircase that rotates and rises through the water when a swimmer wants to come in or out of the pool.

"We faced some quite major technical challenges to this building, the biggest one being how to actually get into the pool," said Compass Pool’s swimming pool designer and technical director Alex Kemsley.

"The solution is based on the door of a submarine, coupled with a rotating spiral staircase which rises from the pool floor when someone wants to get in or out -- the absolute cutting edge of swimming pool and building design and a little bit James Bond to boot!"

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