Many people consider the swimming pool as an integral part of their houses; others may look down upon it as a luxury. What if you tell them that you want to build a pool by the sea? I think they would consider it an exaggeration. Still, they miss the bigger picture. Hotels, worldwide, compete with each other over who build the biggest, deepest, or highest pool. This is considered as an attraction for tourists and visitors for any country. The following are the top ten most creative ideas behind the most famous pools in the world:
10 San Alfonso del Mar
In Chile of South America, the San Alfonso del Mar resort stands out for having the biggest pool in the world. It is about 1015 meters long and covers an area of 872,000 square feet or 20 acres. Its construction nearly cost 2 billion dollars. Of course this is a huge amount of money, but still Chile is well known for this pool all over the world, the thing that attracts visitors and tourists.
9 The Golden Nugget Pool
At Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, two pools are built. One is for sharks and the other is for you. The hotel’s Life Sciences Department takes care of the first pool which is home for hundreds of different animals. The other pool is built around the Shark’s one so that people can swim beside them. A number of lounges surrounds the pool for people to rest in water.
8 Seagaia Ocean Dome Main Pool
The Main Pool at Seagaia Ocean Dome in Japan is an artificial resort. Every feature in this resort is a simulation of a real resort, starting from the sand, to the sea and palm trees. The convertible roof itself is made to simulate the wide horizon of a blue sky.
7 The Joule Hotel Pool
In the upstairs of the National Bank building in Dallas, lies an oblong pool jutting out of the building like an open drawer. This Bank, turned hotel, the interior of which is built by Adam Tihany. He is one of the greatest American architects and designers in the modern time.
6 Katikies Hotel
In Greece, and precisely inside a cave near the Aegean sea in the Katikies hotel, lies the light blue water of the hotel’s pool. The white walls of the cave enhances the serenity of the scene and adds to the breadth of the place.
5 Tangga House
In Singapore, the Tangga House does not overlook any sea or beach, yet its designer has another vision for a house by the sea. Like the big aquarium that houses sharks and fish in big hotels, this pool spins the house so you can sit in the living room and see the blue water instead of the walls.
4 Shaw House
In the Canadian Vancouver, Patkau Architects sends a message for humans everywhere that there is nothing impossible. Just think of how can you use an area of 8 meters, the size of your dream living room? So you may be surprised when I tell you that Patkau used this same 8 meters to build a house with a swimming pool and a greenery for a single person. The pool is on the roof in the place of a balcony. It somehow resembles the one in the Joule Hotel.
3 Ubud Hanging Gardens
In the Indonesian Bali, the pool is built to blend with the nature around it. The chosen location for the pool is the hotel’s terrace that overlooks an amazing wide area of greenery.
2 Nemo 33
In Belgium, lies the deepest pool ever built in the whole world. It is about 33 meters depth and is dedicated for scuba diving purposes.
1 Marina Bay
In the storey number 55 at Skypark Hotel in Singapore, lies a pool that really allows for swimmers to see most of Singapore’s skyscrapers. No pool in the world has ever reached this height yet.