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An Intriguing Over-ground Home Pool [PHOTOS]

Pools have been always a happy addition to homes with a backyard, while home-pool designs vary drastically, this featured one though has quiet a unique concept. In a Devoto, Argentina home, designer Andres Remy showed off his talent with a modern above-ground outdoor pool elevating from the surrounding landscape with a see-through glass wall. The brilliance behind the design lies in his choice of position of the pool, where the glass side faces the sun for the first half of the day, warming up the water for a dip at anytime. The pool is also oriented to be visible for… Read more »

Beijing’s Olympic Pool transformed to A Wacky Water Park
Zaha Hadid’s Aquatic Center Ready for London 2012 Olympics

Construction work has been completed on the new Aquatics Center in the Olympic Park, London, UK which will be used for the 2012 London Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games. Designed by Pritzker Prize winner Zaha Hadid and developed by Balfour Beatty, Aquatic Center will be the venue for Swimming, Paralympic Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming and the Aquatics discipline of the Modern Pentathlon. Built to accommodate 17,500 spectators during the games, (which will be reduced to 2,500 after the Games). It is located in the southern side of the Olympic Park in Stratford in east London, and will also serve as the main entrance to… Read more »

San Alfonso del Mar – the Largest Pool in the World

San Alfonso del Mar is a resort in Algarrobo, Chile, also known for its world’s largest swimming pool according to the Guinness World Records.   The resort is owned by a Chilean biochemist and businessman Fernando Fischmann, the head of Crystal Lagoon Corporation – the company that designed the gigantic pool. He used the patented technology to “harvest, filter and permanently recirculate ocean water”. “This advance provides something that until now was not technically possible – the generation of monumental masses of water in a crystalline state to provide a beach life environment and aquatic sports at the top level,” Fernando… Read more »

Nemo 33 – The Deepest Diving Pool in the World

In 1996 after learning to dive in blue lagoon John Beernaerts got a thought to recreate the conditions of Bora Bora islands in Brussels, Belgium. 7 years of construction and 3,2 million euros spent on Beernaerts’ design and on the 1st of May 2004 the efforts resulted into the opening of the first deepest diving pool in the world – Nemo 33. The name came from a combination of Jules Verne’s book – Captain Nemo and the pool’s maximum depth mark. Its maximum depth is 33 meters (108 ft) and it contains 2.5 million liters of non-chlorinated, highly filtered spring water maintained at 30 °C (86 °F). The… Read more »

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