A pool located near a precipice or directly in your room, the color of snow or blood, imitating a sandy beach or icebergs … All this splendor can be seen not only in your own dreams. After all, many fantasies have long been realized. Unique pools are built by people who ventured to realize their creative ideas. For them, there are no restrictions in the design.
Oddly enough, most of the unusual pools are accessible to the general public, and only a small fraction of the water beauty is open only to wealthy people. Another important aspect is the cost of bathing. For most vacationers, it is quite democratic. In this article, you are offered the most original pools around the world.
“Icebergs”, Sydney, Australia.
In the capital of Australia, Sydney, on one of the most famous beaches in the country is a swimming pool with an intriguing name: “Icebergs”. It is not only the first, but the only outdoor swimming pool in the world for winter swimming. It was founded in 1929 by a group of Australian rescuers. The Bondi Icebergs club has about 700 athletes. On the first Saturday of May in Australia, the opening ceremony of the winter season takes place. On this memorable day, all participants swim before the start of the solemn throwing pieces of ice directly into the pool, and then jump into it together. Vacationers have the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful views of Bondi Beach and watch the waves break about the Iceberg. This pool is available to all who wish to swim. Pleasure will cost only about 5 Australian dollars.
Neptune Pool, Hirst Castle, California, USA.
In the United States, California, one of the world’s most beautiful swimming pools is located. It is built in the style of ancient Greek and Roman buildings. The Neptune basin is lined with white marble. This is a completely airy structure with a colonnade, pierced by the sun, and a statue of the Lord of the Seas. The length of the pool is 34 meters, and the depth varies from 1 to 3 meters. The facade looks like a Greek temple. The luxurious indoor heated Roman pool is completely covered with mosaics made of Venetian glass and gold coinage. Fine interior decoration – ancient Egyptian artifacts and sculptures of the Italian Renaissance. But that’s not all can swim in the pools. Ordinary tourists are forbidden to swim in a pond in which William Randolph Hearst himself once was a famous American media tycoon, as well as the main newspaper publisher of the 20th century, who made a fortune on gossip and scandalous news. Swimming pool at the Hotel Joule, Dallas, USA.
On the tenth floor of the American SPA-hotel Joule there is an amazing pool. It really hangs from the very edge of the building. Thanks to the transparent front wall, made of durable glass, the floating has the opportunity to observe the surrounding world right from under the water. Only guests of the hotel can swim at such a high altitude (even journalists are not allowed to take pictures of it). So in the pool you can swim easily if you are willing to pay for the cheap number of this five-star hotel.
Swimming pool at the hotel Alila Ubud, Bali.
Look for inspiration and peace of mind? Surrounded by tropical forests, the five-star Alila Ubud complex will serve as a haven for you. Holidaymakers have an excellent opportunity to enjoy the magical scenery of Bali. An unusual pool with a pacifying, emerald green water seems to hover above the valley of the turbulent Ayung River. The main highlight of this place is the lack of rims, which makes it seem endless. The magic illusion is reinforced by the fact that from the terrace opens an incredible in its beauty panorama to the foothills of the island. The pond is so skilfully inscribed in the environment and the natural landscape that its boundaries literally dissolve, merging with the sky and amazing imagination. San Alfonso del Maar, Algarrobo, Chile.
Huge pool stretched on the south coast of Chile, in Algarrobo.Its length is 1013 meters, and the depth is 35 meters. For construction, it was spent 1.6 billion dollars and it took almost five years. The pool is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest swimming pool in the world – its area is more than 8 hectares, which allows you to hold even sailing competitions in it! Each holidaymaker can rent a boat and make his small trip. The pool is filled with sea water, which comes directly from the ocean through special filters. Around are equipped with cozy beaches. Even at night, the sand remains warm on them – the artificial coast is equipped with a special system for heating the surface. Near the pond there are many restaurants and other establishments, traditional for any beach. Only about $ 4 million is spent annually on supporting the basin.
Gellert, Budapest, Hungary.
The Gellert Bathhouse, located at the foot of the mountain of the same name, is the most famous, and at the same time the most expensive in Budapest. These warm sources were known even in the Middle Ages. Later, Turkish baths were built on them, so valuable due to the beneficial action of the local waters. Today’s complex arose in 1918. In 1927, a beach and a pool with artificial waves were created. And already in 1934 water reservoirs with medicinal water were built. This place looks so majestic that it looks like a cathedral. In the interior design, Turkish ornaments using ceramics in the Art Nouveau style were used. The hall is decorated with numerous sculptures, marble columns and stained glass windows. The therapeutic complex is made up of pools of thirteen pieces. But, nevertheless, the main attraction is the main bathhouse. The water comes directly from the thermal springs.
Badeschiff, Berlin, Germany.
In German, the name of the pool means “ship for bathing.” This is perhaps the most unusual artificial pond not only in the German capital, but throughout the world. When this structure was built, no one could even think that it would become a basin. It’s a former barge! Badeschiff was opened in 2004 to provide residents of Berlin the opportunity to enjoy clean water in the river Spree. After all, by itself, river water is too polluted for today. In summer the pool is open-air, which gives an opportunity to admire the panorama of the city. In winter, the barge is covered with a special tent and turns into a “floating sauna”. The pool is equipped with a bar and there are regular performances of various DJs. Pool of the hotel Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
Amazing swimming pool opened recently in Singapore. It belongs to the complex of Marina Bay Sands. Located artificial reservoir on the roof of 200-meter towers with a wonderful view of the Bay of Marina Bay. The water in it flows smoothly along the edge, draining into the drainage, and then back to the pool. Its length is 150 meters. The terrace can accommodate almost 4 thousand people. The fantastic design belongs to the Israeli-Canadian architect named Moshe Sadfie (Moshe Sadfie). The construction of a unique complex was spent 5.7 billion dollars.
Golden Nugget, Las Vegas, Nevada.
The most terrible of all the unusual pools of the world is in the Golden Nugget casino in Las Vegas. His building as a whole cost almost $ 30 million. The original design gives the impression that you are swimming with sharks! Although in the grandfather of the matter is not quite so. The pool is located around a huge reservoir with a beautiful marine life and fauna. If you want a real extreme rest, and you do not panic fear various inhabitants of the sea depths – this pool is exactly what you need. The complex has three levels. Directly through the tank passes a special glass pipe, along which rush resting inside the oceanarium. It is an obstacle to tourists from sharks.In addition, there are many slides, waterfalls and other water activities. Yes, and how else – it’s Las Vegas!
Nemo 33, Brussels, Belgium.
It is easy to guess that the complex got its name as a result of a combination of the name of the well-known captain, invented by Jules Verne, and the maximum depth of the reservoir. Previously, this pool was considered the deepest in the world. However in 2007 this title passed to San Alfonso Del Mar. Nevertheless, the Belgian Nemo 33 still remains the deepest indoor pool. The developer of this project is diving expert John Beernar. The main idea of the project is simple. To date, people know about the underwater world very little. At the same time, this amazing world reveals a lot of unique opportunities for people. The main psychological aspect of immersion is the opportunity to feel calm and weightless. The health benefits remain also indisputable, with only one reservation – without proper preparation, immersions can be dangerous. In the intellectual plan, diving stimulates interest in marine life, which, of course, broadens the horizon. Thus, Nemo 33 is an exciting and at the same time safe for man and nature complex. It is filled with filtered spring water, the temperature of which is 35.5 degrees Celsius. The pool is used for conducting instructions on diving, recreational purposes and film production. And here’s something else interesting: eight years ago in Brussels there was no opportunity to engage in scuba diving. Today, it is here that one of the most unusual and deepest basins of the world is located. All this happened thanks to the efforts of a group of activists and investments of 3.2 million euros.
Ocean Dome, Miyazaki, Japan.
The wonderful Ocean Dome complex (in English means “ocean dome”) in the Japanese city of Miyazaki is an excellent alternative to any beach. The world’s largest indoor water park with its own sky and clouds, artificial sand, a false volcano and the largest wave pool. The complex is designed for simultaneous stay of about 10 thousand people. The volume of the heated “ocean” is 14 thousand tons of water. Here a special microclimate with ideal parameters is maintained. The air temperature on the beach is 30 degrees Celsius. The water temperature is within 26-28 degrees. At the same time, water is certainly very clean, like the sand on the beach. The transparent roof of the complex is equipped with a sliding mechanism, which, depending on the weather conditions, opens or closes. The height of the dome is almost 38 meters.
Bloody red pool, Koh Samui, Thailand.
Chaweng Beach in Koh Samui is famous for its fantastic scenery and at the same time is built up with a large number of hotels. However, none of them can compare with the Library Hotel by its uniqueness. The exquisite hotel is known for its tall trees that grow everywhere: around, inside and through the hotel buildings. But the most powerful impression on any tourist will leave a blood-red pool. It is one of the main attractions of the five-star hotel. At first glance, the striking effect is the color of the water. But in fact, the water in the pool is crystal clear. Accordingly, there is no risk of being red after bathing. The nature of the frightening color consists in the combination of red, orange and yellow tiles, which are covered with a pool. Around it are arranged couches. There is also a mini library in the open air. It should also be noted that the entire hotel is decorated in red and white. Architects and designers very successfully used here the contrast of two colors.