Coral Gables Venetian Pool Coral Gables, FL Why It’s Cool: History is preserved at this 820,000-gallon man-made lagoon, carved from a coral rock quarry in 1924. The founding father of Coral Gables—George Merrick—designed the pool, which is surrounded by Venetian-style architecture and tropical foliage. Fed daily with springwater, it features two waterfalls, coral caves, even grottoes. Interesting Fact: It’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Nemo 33, Brussels Why It’s Cool: At 108 feet deep, the world’s deepest recreational pool is one of the most popular diving facilities in the world, thanks to its playful and unconventional design. The pool features a cylindrical deep-dive pit, flat platforms at various depth levels (16 feet and 33 feet, respectively), and large windows for spectators.
I saw this in Charlotte Homearama. It was a nice water feature while you were sitting on the patio and it looked easy to make if you can drill a million tiny holes in a piece of copper tubing and connect it to a recirculating water pump.
I WANNA GO! Grand Wailea Canyon Activity Pool Maui, Hawaii 25,700-square-ft wet playgrounds a destination in itself (guests receive a map upon entry). 9 pools at 6 levels (40 ft to sea level) connected by a river that carries swimmers along at varying speeds, lazy river currents to whitewater rapids. Highlights include 7 slides, grottoes, scuba certification pool, Tarzan pool w/ rope swing. The worlds only water elevator swimmers are lifted to the surface in a sealed chamber. Epic.