I know this post isn’t really about my adventures in our own backyard swimming pool. However, I thought these interesting pools from the web were worth mentioning. There are some pretty interesting and unique swimming pools you can find online.
If you are interested in looking at different kinds of pools… then let’s check them out.
1. A Backyard Swimming Pool That Takes You Back to Nature
If you like swimming in a natural setting… pretty pink water lillies surround you, croaking frogs rest on a lilly nearby, neat blue dragonflies, and maybe some fish coming up to your mask when you get in the water.
Sounds like an adventure, doesn’t it? There is such a thing. People in Europe and Germany sound like they already do it. They have backyard natural swimming pools or ponds.
Check this YouTube Video out… Natural Swim Pond – Without Chemicals. – Don’t you just want to jump right in that water through the computer screen 🙂
When Pools Aren’t Just for Swimming Anymore
Some people don’t use a swimming pool for it’s intended purpose… swimming. They use it for things such as gardening or raising tilapia.
At GardenPool.org… they did just that. They turned their inground swimming pool into a green house with various fruits and veggies, chickens and tilapia.
They’ve also appeared on ABC News too… check it out there as well.
It sounds pretty cool 🙂
Now You See It… Now You Don’t…
The Disappearing / Re-appearing Swimming Pool
Is that even possible? Sure it is. Hidden water pools are invisible… but flip a switch and the patio begins to sink into the ground allowing water to rise. Now… there’s an inground swimming pool.
These pools actually allow you to change the depth of the pool to accommodate kids… or adults. Some other benefits include… less chemicals, dual use (change it to a patio or pool), and maybe it could be safer.
Want to see this pool in action? Check out this video on YouTube…
Hidden Water Pools on CBS News.
Swimming Pool World Records
Largest Pool: The world’s largest swimming pool is currently found in Chile covering 20 acres and uses salt water. Plus it looks like you can ride boats in it.
See the world’s largest swimming pool…
Largest Indoor Pool: You can find this one in Miyazaki, Japan’s Ocean Dome. However, it was closed sometime in 2007.
It looked pretty neat from pictures so I’ve included it here as well. They had artificial sand and a retractible roof.
See the largest indoor swimming pool…
Deepest Pool: How about the world’s deepest swimming pool? It’s actually a scuba diving center… the depths are different in different areas. The deepest part making it to 108 feet deep.
This pool is located in Uccle, Belgium and is non-chlorinated. Instead they use filtered spring water. And the temperature doesn’t sound too bad either… 86 degrees fahrenheight.
Want to see what the deepest pool looks like?
Largest Mineral Pool: Located in Colorado, Glenwood hot springs is the largest mineral pool. The temperature is around 90 F.
Check it out?
Calling All Adventurers… Ever Swim Underground?
Midway, Utah has a neat naturally made pool underground with a water temperature around 90 – 96 degrees fahrenheit. They call it Homestead Crater and it’s pretty deep too… around 65 feet.
However, if you plan on scuba diving (you read that right), sounds like they offer lessons if you’re interested according to the article below.
An Underwater Adventure at Discovery Cove
If you’ve ever wanted to swim in the ocean, but were concerned for safety… rip currents, sharks, jellyfish, or accidently stepping on something painful.
Discovery cove has man-made swimming pools that are pretty close to nature. You can swim with dolphins, many kinds of tropical fish, sting rays, and they also have a fresh water lazy river.
I got to go there once back in 2003. It was pretty cool. You might think it would be crowded, but they only allow so many people in per day. I suppose the only problem might be having to make reservations months or possibly a year in advance.
If you are interested in reading about my experience at Discovery Cove… you can see it here – A Unique Swimming Pool where you can swim with tropical fish and even dolphins.