Every child knows exactly how special it is to jump into a pool and suddenly become weightless, with all the cares of the world being washed away. Of course, as people get older, their tastes tend to get more sophisticated. Here is a list of amazing and interesting pools that would excite even the most astute connoisseur.
Magical Gold Energy Pool
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Okay, so it may not technically have magical properties, but guests at the St. Regis Lhasa Resort in Tibet will wonder what sort of alchemy produced its stunning gold energy pool. Forgoing the typical blue that swimmers expect, this pool’s gold-plated floor and steps give off a tranquil golden aura. Set in the middle of beautiful wood siding and support beams, this pool is sure to amaze.
Amazing Urban Infinity Pool
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While most infinity pools make their swimmers feel at one with nature, the infinity pool atop the Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore resembles more of an observation deck. This pool makes guests feel like they are floating in the clouds as spectators far above Singapore’s beautiful lights. If ever your vacation plans revolve around a great pool and great views, make sure this tops your list.
Breathtaking Natural Set Infinity Pool
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One would be hard pressed to deny the majesty of this natural set oasis. The double-decker infinity pool at the Hanging Gardens of Bali Resort offers a soothing respite from a busy world. Its swim-up edges give you the feeling of being in the jungle and offer amazing views into the forests below, above, and all around you.
The Newest At-Home Pool Craze
For those who prefer to stay local, building a modern pool in your own backyard is becoming more and more of a feasible option. ModPools is the latest in at-home, hi-tech swimming pool options. With features like phone-controlled temperature and jets and a removable hot tub divider, this cool new design can fit into any backyard landscape. Of course, with any at-home pool option, safety is always a top priority. Remember that if you decide to build your own amazing pool, you should keep these tips in mind.
Daredevil Suspended Pool
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Speaking of safety, anyone with a fear of heights might feel a bit anxious about swimming in a pool suspended 100 meters in the air. The architects behind the Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao created its cantilever indoor pool with just that effect in mind. Hotel guests can swim out onto the 24th-floor pool and look through the glass floor to see the tiny, awestruck pedestrians far below.
Largest Pool in the World
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When the pool has a larger footprint than the resort, you know that some epic planning has taken place. For vacationers who want to go big, there is no better destination than the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Algarrobo, Chile. This 20-acre pool reaches depths of 115 feet and holds 66 million gallons of water, making it by far the largest man-made pool in the world. The satellite image verges on the unbelievable.