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16 World's Strangest Pools You Can Actually Swim In

16 World's Strangest Pools You Can Actually Swim In

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Swimming is a very relaxing exercise that calms our nerves and ensures overall body maintenance. But, some pools have been created to give swimmers an entirely different experience than they have ever had. More baffling is the fact that some are naturally occurring pools. Here are the sixteen world's strangest, craziest swimming pools in the world, for now:

1. San Alfonso Del Mar, Chile

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The lengthy sea-pool in the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Algarrobo, Chile, appears in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s largest outdoor swimming pool. Covering an area of 80 937m² and having a capacity of 30 million m³, it is larger than 20 Olympic size swimming pools! The huge man-made, salt water lagoon is over 1000 m in length and allows visitors to canoe, boat or sail down it.

2. Nemo 33, Belgium

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Nemo 33 is a recreational diving centre in Brussels, Belgium. The huge depth of 34,5m makes it the deepest swimming pool in the world!!! The pool is filled with 2,500,000 litres of hot spring water and has underwater caves with stalactites and submarine portholes for divers to explore. There are numerous windows located at different levels for visitors to see inside the pool at the different depths. Scary!

3. The Seagaia Ocean Dome, Japan

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The Seagaia Ocean Dome in Miyazaki, Japan, holds the Guinness World Record for being the largest indoor swimming pool in the world. The beach theme, with fake sand, palm trees, an artificial volcano, wave-maker, and a blue roof with puffy white clouds, gives a realistic and exotic feel. With a length of 300m and a width of 100m, the indoor dome has a capacity to hold up to 10,000 people.

4. Heart-Shaped Pool, Tennessee

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The Elvis Presley Heartbreak Hotel is an exotic boutique hotel located across the street from the Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tennessee. It has a suitably designed heart-shaped swimming pool that has a jagged mosaicing pattern on the bottom to symbolize the remains of a broken heart. 

5. Devil’s Pool, Zambia

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The ‘Devil’s Pool’ is located on the brink of the magnificent Victoria Falls. The naturally-formed pool near the edge of the waterfall provides swimmers with an adrenaline-filled swimming experience. Between September and December, the water is fairly calm and swimmers are able to enjoy a relatively safe dip in the cool waters. It is one of the world’s most dangerous places to swim.

6. The Infinity Pool, Singapore

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The Infinity Pool, located on the Sky Park above Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, has an awesome elevated setting. At least three times the length of an Olympic swimming pool, it is one of the largest outdoor pools in the world. It offers an amazing experience for swimmers because it gives the illusion that the water extends all the way to the horizon (or to infinity). Let's swim till infinity.

7. Blood red pool, Thailand

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The very unique deep-red pool in the Library Resort in Samui Island, Thailand, is a popular attraction. The pool is a glittering paradise, with a surrounding of trees, a sea-view, and an open-air library. You can relax in knowing that the reddishness of the water is not from an artificial dye but rather the red, yellow and orange tiles at the bottom of the pool.

8. Glass-bottomed pool, Beijing

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The Holiday Inn in Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao, Beijing, takes a “pool with a view” to a an entirely new, unique level. The 24-story high, partly-suspended swimming pool has a glass bottom with a breathtaking view of the pavement below, giving swimmers the illusion they are swimming in mid-air. If you like to skinny-dip, this pool isn’t really for you. The spokesperson for the InterContinental Hotels Group says that they wanted to provide their guests with a unique swimming experience that lets them feel as though they’re vacationing, even in a bustling city. Very unique, I must say.

9. The Badeschiff, Germany

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The Badeschiff, simply meaning “bathing ship”, is a public swimming pool that has been converted from the hull of an old river barge. The pool is situated in the east harbour section of the River Spree, which is too polluted to allow safe swimming. The pool is open from 8am until midnight, so when the sun sets, the Badeschiff turns into a night club.

10. Guitar-shaped pool, Tennessee

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This guitar-shaped swimming pool is a replica of country music singer, Webb Pierce’s original swimming pool at his home in Oak Hill. The imitation pool was built on Music Row in May 1978, opposite the former site of the Country Music Hall of Fame. The swimming pool then became part of the Spence Manor Motor Hotel. In 1986, the hotel was converted into condos. Today, visitors can only spot the swimming pool through a fence.

11. Pamukkale Pools, Turkey

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The white terraces inside these pools are enough to take the visitor's breath away. The bright white calcium and limestone deposits act like natural shelves buried in the water. Much like the Blue Lagoon in Iceland, the pools are praised for their healing powers because of the abundance of minerals in the water.

12. Ubud Hanging Gardens, Indonesia

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At the Ubud Hanging Gardens in Bali, swimmers get two exotic choices: Overlook the valley from the swimming pool on high, or get into the thick of things in the lower pool among the terraced gardens. Either way, it's clear that you're going to have a swimming experience unlike any other you've had before. Great.

13. Golden Nugget, Nevada

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The Golden Nugget casino's pool may take high honors as the scariest of the strange pools; it gives you the feeling of swimming with sharks, without actually swimming next to them. The pool wraps around a giant tank for marine life and includes a three-story waterslide that runs through the middle of the tank. Never to worry - There is a clear glass between you and the sharks.

14. Red Wine Pool, Japan

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At the Yunesson Spa Resort in Japan you can swim in a giant wine pool. Gallons upon gallons upon gallons of Merlot to slosh in! Not only is wine delicious, but bathing in red wine has loads of anti-gaining skin benefits that promote longer cell life in the human body!

15. Ik Kil Cave Pool, Mexico

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This Mexican natural beauty spot is located near the famous Chichen Itza site. It is a deep, natural pit in an open topped cave, allowing sunlight to pour in and vines to tickle the water. The colour of the water looks truly incredible.

16. Pool Bridge, London

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You have heard of London Bridge, but have you heard of London’s first pool bridge? The Embassy Gardens buildings will feature a Sky Pool that bridges the gap between two ten storey buildings.It is an architectural novelty.

So these are the top sixteen strangest and craziest pools that actually exist. Which would you like to swim in the most! 

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