If you love relaxing in a beautiful pool on a hot summers day or taking a leisurely swim then check out these 20 amazing swimming pools that I am sure you would love to dive into.
1. Mardan Palace, Turkey
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2. Alila Villas, Bali
3. San Alfonso del Mar, Chile
4. Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort, Greece
5. Springs Resort & Spa, Costa Rica
6. The Cambrian Hotel, Switzerland
7. Hotel Hacienda Na Xamena, Spain
8. The Grand Mauritian Resort & Spa, Mauritius
9. Ubud Hanging Gardens, Indonesia
10. Hotel Caruso, Italy
11. Golden Triangle Resort, Thailand
12. Jade Mountain Resort, St. Lucia
13. Crocosaurus Cove, Australia
14. Huvafen Fushi, Maldives
15. Marina Bay Sands Resort, Singapore
16. The Sarojin, Thailand
17. Elounda Gulf Villas and Suites, Greece
18. Capella Pedregal Resort, Mexico
19. Glenwood Hot Springs, Colorado
20. Blue Palace Resort & Spa, Greece
Which of these amazing swimming pools would you love to jump into?
Bonus Swimming Pool Fun Facts
Did you know that the first swimming pool was called the “Great Bath” and is at Mohenjo-Daro in Pakistan. It was built during the 3rd millennium BC. This pool is 12 by 7 meters, is lined with bricks and was covered with a tar-based sealant.
Ancient Greeks and Romans built artificial pools for athletic training in the palaestras, for nautical games and for military exercises. Roman emperors had private pools in which fish were also kept, hence one of the Latin words for a pool, piscina.
The first heated swimming pool was built by Gaius Maecenas of Rome in the first century BC. Gaius Maecenas was a rich Roman lord and considered one of the first patrons of arts.
Swimming pools became popular in Britain in the mid 19th century. By 1837, six indoor pools with diving boards were built in London, England.
After the modern Olympic Games began in 1896 and included swimming races, the popularity of swimming pools began to spread.
In 1839, Oxford, England had its first major public indoor pool at Temple Cowley, and swimming began to take off.
The presence of indoor baths in the cobbled area of Merton Street, London may have persuaded the less hardy of the aquatic brigade to join. So, bathers gradually became swimmers, and bathing pools swimming pools.
In the USA, the Racquet Club of Philadelphia clubhouse (1907) boasts one of the world’s first modern above-ground swimming pools.
The first swimming pool to go to sea on an ocean liner was installed on the White Star Line’s Adriatic in 1907.
Home swimming pools became popular in the United States after World War II and the publicity given to swimming sports by Hollywood films like Esther Williams Million Dollar Mermaid made a home pool a desirable status symbol. More than fifty years later, the home or residential swimming pool is ubiquitous and even small nations enjoy a thriving swimming pool industry.