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    Still a cool idea, I mean it would be costly, and like previously mentioned you would have to light the garage up fairly decently since the water would reflect what it sees. But it would be cool to see 458 or something else underneath but then again, because the glass would have to be so thick I wonder with the distortion that water provides, I wonder how visible it would be in the first place...?

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    Sounds really awesome actually. Def. a cost intensive project.

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    Or...........................spend the money on 3 more exotics in a reguler garage. And if you feel the need, go get a glass of water and look through it at the cars
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    This is undersea and if this works my idea should also work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lumi View Post
    This is undersea and if this works my idea should also work!
    It's a domed roof, domes are always stronger than a flat roof.
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    if you assume 24' round pool, 4' deep...

    Volume = (pi * diameter^2 / 4) * depth
    = pi * 24^2 / 4 * 4
    = pi * 576 cu ft

    Assume temp of 25C, water density is 62.244 lb/cu ft.

    Weight = Volume * Density
    = (576 * pi) cu ft * 62.244 lb/cu ft
    = 112,634 lb

    So this is not even the size needed for one 1 park - I don't know how thick the glass panel would have to be to support 250,000lbs across a 30'x30' opening - but it would be hella thick...

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    I didn't see this thread till now. My parents old house use to have underground garage. It was big enough for 4 cars and my dad to just give it a total cool feel put a red carpet in the middle of the driveway I miss that house . Would be hard for me to find pictures of the garage but not the house. I could drive by it and take a few pics and maybe ask the new owners if I could see the garage lol. "hey I use to live here can I see your garage?" don't know how that'll pan out though. Although we didn't have a pool above it or anything. The house itself was above it.
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    As stated before, could it be done? Yeah with enough money about anything is possible. If you used reenforced concrete you could add a couple of 4' x 4' windows at a fraction of the cost, and still see your rides while you swim.

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    Here's an underwater hotel room. Technically with the same idea, it could be possible. You'd have to do a domed / curved roof. This is because arches and domes support more weight than a traditional wall / ceiling combination, by distributing the weight evenly down the sides and to the ground.

    The pool would have to be huge, though, in order to have a decent sized garage. The dome would have to have a steep enough curve to support the weight. Alternatively, the garage could have multiple "bays", each the size of a 1 car garage, lined up. Basically pull the cars underground, then pull into a glass-arched dome under the pool...
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    ^^^^^^ That is amazing. I could sit there all day looking at the fish!

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