Ten Crazy, Amazing and Unusual Swimming Pools

I have always loved swimming and as a child, I would stay in the pool for hours. When we vacationed at the sea I could swim until my skin looked old and wrinkled. We have a great pool at our current home that was made and fitted by Premier Pools. However, this post is not about my own pool, it is about the use of glass and very creative architecture to create a pool that has to be admired by all…



Roof Top Pool
Roof Top Pool

10 – Roof Top Pool

A living room with a glass bottom pool. A multilevel speculative penthouse design. Look carefully at the big glass pod because it is not the pool! If you look at the top of the picture you can see the rooftop pool that hangs over the living room.

Pool with a view

9 – Pool with a view

This pool is not a big pool, but it has an amazing view when you are in the pool. Perched high up on the mountain, the house is built on three levels. You get the illusion that you are sitting in a pool with no wall.

Drinks and Splashes Swimming Pool

8 – Drinks and Splashes

Hotel Joule In Dallas. Part of the pool juts out from the building with only a thick pane of glass between swimmers and the city ten floors below. Now, this is why you want to take a business trip.

Just a small garden pool

7 – Just a small garden pool

Not only does this pool blend in with the rest of the house, you get the illusion that you are surrounded by water. Don’t you just want to jump from the roof into the very inviting water? This also illustrates how strong glass is.

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24th Storey Glass Bottom Swimming Pool

6 – Drop and Dive

The unique 30 metres long swimming baths, in the Holiday Inn hotel, Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao. This gives new meaning to the word, using maximum space. Not only do you have a pool but below you have a great view that softens any concrete building making it stand out. I have been very privileged to have stayed in a hotel with a glass bottom pool situated on the top floor. When I swam I was actually petrified the glass bottom would crack to just fall out.

Shaw House Swimming Pool

5 – 2nd-floor pool

This pool is one of my favourites. It combines the simple lines of architecture, with the calming effect that water has. Plus gives a new meaning to the phrase “making an entrance”. I also have used two pictures of this pool so you can understand the whole design effect.

Clear Swimming Pool

4 – Clear Swimming

OFTB (Out of the blue) is a team of landscape architects and in-house pool builders based in Melbourne, Australia where this pool is located. You get the illusion that the stairs are part of the pool. Brilliant design, and you must have faith that the glass will not crack or move if you have an earth tremor.

Peace and Quiet Swimming Pool

3 – Peace and Quiet

Located in Hampstead Village, London, United Kingdom, the pool is nestled in the heart of the 6,500 square foot house, completely surrounded by glass. The house along with the pool was designed by architectsPaxton Locher. Other notable mentions of this incredible household include five bedrooms, a gym, media room, and even a party room. Great house for parties.

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The Perfect Garden Pool

2 – The Perfect Garden Pool

This pool was the winner of the 2010 design award ‘Best Residential Pool and Spa Combination’ and you can easily see why. It is once again made by Out from the Blue Pty Ltd and located in a luxury home in Western Australia.

Glass Balcony Pools

1 – Multi-Level Pools

The ISM Parinee Ohm Tower, a proposed 30 story luxury condominium tower in Mumbai, India includes convenient glass-walled balcony pools. The tower was designed by Hong Kong-based James Law Cybertecture. I do admire the architecture, but my question is how do you clean the pool? But it’s an amazing pool to cool off in.

Author: Gus Barge

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