The first swimming pool was called the “great bath”, and it was also the earliest public water tank. How old was the first swimming pool? It has been more than 5000 years, and it was built in the settlement of Mohenjo-Daro, Pakistan. Suffice it to say that we’ve coming a long way from a “water tank”, and now swimming pools are not only functional, but creative, attractive and fun too! Let’s check out these 5 unique swimming pools that are literally #poolgoals!
1) Suspended Infinity Pool
Well, it’s still attached to the building, but we call it suspended because it’s high up in the Alpine mountains. Located at the foot of Kronplatz mountain in Italy, the pool is part of Hotel Hubertus, a holiday resort. The swimming pool is 25 metres long, and 12 metres off the ground. Part of the pool also has a glass bottom, which makes things even more interesting. Created by architecture studio NOA, this pool offers you the stunning views of the South Tyrolean Dolomites, and the feeling of swimming in the sky!
2) The Largest Swimming Pool in the World
Swim to your heart’s content at the largest swimming pool on earth at the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Algarrobo, Chile. It’s just about 1 km long, and has a total area of 8 hectares – just to put things in perspective, that’s like 11 football fields put together. The swimming pool is also adjacent to the Pacific Ocean, and pool water is filtered water from the ocean, which makes the water crystal clear! Last but not least, the temperature of the pool is higher than the ocean’s by 9 degrees Celsius, which makes it perfect for a dip or just for relaxing.
3) Nemo 33
An indoor non-chlorinated fresh water pool, Nemo 33 was the first deepest pool in the world, and held on to that record from 1st May 2004 to 5th June 2014. Located in Belgium, the pool’s maximum depth is 34.5 metres (113 ft) and contains 2,500,000 litres of water. There are simulated underwater caves, several platforms and a 33-metre deep cylindrical pit. What makes it even cooler are the underwater windows, which allow visitors to glimpse other swimmers/divers moving about at different depths.
4) “Contemporary Art” Swimming Pool
Would you like to swim without getting wet? The Museum of Contemporary Art in Japan has an optical illusion swimming pool! What happens is that a deep pit with blue walls is covered with a transparent glass, which is covered with a thin layer of water. The effect is astonishing and incredibly real, but you won’t get wet at all! Even on land, it looks like people are submerged within the “water”.
5) Red Pool
Pools are typically blue, but how would you like to try swimming in a red pool instead? Located at The Library Koh Samui, the pool looks like… well, blood. Of course, the water isn’t coloured, but reflected through use of bright orange and red tiles. At night, the lit-up pool is even more mysterious and alluring… or sinister, depending on how you look at it. Whichever it is, this is one pool you definitely should not miss!
Article sourced from OMGloh.