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65 Mind-Blowing Pools

From Rooftop Infinity Designs to Floating Balconies

— April 22, 2012 — Art & Design
Casual swims have been replaced with the desire for a lavish poolside experience, and these mind-blowing pools are upscale models, crafted in the interiors of high-end spas, hotels and sprawling mansions. The designs have little in common, aside from pervasive built-in and night-lite features. Architects have found ways to consistently deliver outlandish summertime structures, many of which are now following an eco-minded framework.

Rooftop infinity swimming pools and floating balconies have been noticed by droves of photographers and party hoppers. The blueprints followed here are unlike anything seen before, the result of which has been a widespread engineering shift. These unforeseeable constructions have made the standard basin obsolete, bringing about new submerged sporting activities for a talented class of swimmers.

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Poolside Skate Parks
Poolside Skate Parks
The Nike SB House Blends Skateboarding with Summer Aesthetics
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Filth-Filtering Pools
Filth-Filtering Pools
The Floating +Pool Concept Provides Summer Relief in New York
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Sewage Water Heaters
Sewage Water Heaters
French Eco Initiative Takes Energy From Hot Sewage to Heat Swimming Pools
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Sustainable Secret-Agent Pools (UPDATE)
Sustainable Secret-Agent Pools (UPDATE)
The Hydrofloor is an Eco-Friendly Vanishing Pool Surface
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Poolside Hipster Hangouts
Poolside Hipster Hangouts
The City Center by GRAFT Architects has a Restaurant, Bar and Pool Deck
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Dive-In Theatres
Dive-In Theatres
The Pearl Hotel San Diego
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Half-Mile Aquatic Centers
Half-Mile Aquatic Centers
The Flussbad Swimming Pool is Designed to Sit in the Center of Berlin
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Impromptu Pool Parties With Google Earth
Impromptu Pool Parties With Google Earth
Facebook Dipping
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Investment Homes for 55+
Investment Homes for 55+
Ownership at the Watermere Upscale Retirement Community
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Hyper-Efficient Pools
Hyper-Efficient Pools
The Super Green Richmond Plunge is Ultra Eco-Friendly
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Rooftop Lakes
Rooftop Lakes
Psycho Buildings at Hayward Gallery
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Green-Roofed Public Pools
Green-Roofed Public Pools
The Municipal Pools of Povoacao Feature a Lush Ceiling Exterior
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Curvaceously Luxe Pools
Curvaceously Luxe Pools
Culligan Piscine Delivers an Infinity of High-Tech Swimming Options
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Literal Pool Tables
Literal Pool Tables
The Swimming Pool Pool Table Lets You Swim While You Shark
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Swimming Pool Discos
Swimming Pool Discos
The Marilyn Grace Events Campaign Promotes Its Memorable Occasions
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Swimming Pools For Fat Dogs
Swimming Pools For Fat Dogs
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Planetary Palaces
Planetary Palaces
The Observatory-Inspired Universe House Will Have You Seeing Stars
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Empty Pool Photography
Empty Pool Photography
J Bennet Fitts' 'No Lifeguard on Duty' Captures the End of Summer Fun
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Artificial Dune Pools
Artificial Dune Pools
Madderlake Designs Creates a Pool That Blends into Nature
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Extreme Heat Fixes
Extreme Heat Fixes
Record Breaking Heatwave in China Brings Swimmers Out in Droves
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Surf Pools
Surf Pools
$40 Million Surfer Wave Machine to Launch in London
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Luxe Indoor Pools
Luxe Indoor Pools
This Manhattan Mansion Features an Indoor Living Room Swimming Pool
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Detail-Specific Hotels
Detail-Specific Hotels
From All-Glass Hotels in Barcelona to Oil Drum Pools in Cancun
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Magestic Mountain-Top Infinity Pools
Magestic Mountain-Top Infinity Pools
The Barcelona Grand Hotel Central Pool Overlooks the City
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Palatial Bouyant Abodes
Palatial Bouyant Abodes
The 'Ome Floating Island Homes are Exclusive Unsinkable Seclusions
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Tropical Outdoor Showers
Tropical Outdoor Showers
The PalmShower by Dometti is Highly Functional and Hi-Tech
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Ravishing Luxury Retreats
Ravishing Luxury Retreats
The W Retreat Koh Sumai Turns up the Volume on Extravgance
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Stunning Transparent Pools
Stunning Transparent Pools
The 'DAPstockholm' Pool Offers a View of Swimmers from the Outside
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Abandoned Swimming Pools
Abandoned Swimming Pools
'Watermark' by Carlo Van de Roer Features Lonely Landscapes
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Dumpster Pools
Dumpster Pools
Manhattan Beats the Heat with Unconventional Swimming Spots
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$15,000,000 Hawaiian Homes
$15,000,000 Hawaiian Homes
The Jewel of Kahana is Like a Private Paradise Resort
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Red Swimming Pools
Red Swimming Pools
Hotel Unique, Sao Paolo
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Remodeled Retro Abodes
Remodeled Retro Abodes
The 'House Lam' by Nico van der Meulen is a Modern Take on a Vintage Home
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Urban Rooftop Pools
Urban Rooftop Pools
The Joule Hotel
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Undercover Pools (UPDATE)
Undercover Pools (UPDATE)
The Hydrofloors Sneaks Water Fun Indoors
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Cityscape Infinity Pools
Cityscape Infinity Pools
The Marina Bay Sands Pool Overlooks the Entire Singapore Skyline
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Pool-Roofed Homes
Pool-Roofed Homes
The 'Exploded House' Blasts onto the Turkish Landscape
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Modern Greek Eco Resorts
Modern Greek Eco Resorts
Costa Navarino in Greece has a Positive Impact on the Environment
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Zen Abodes
Zen Abodes
The OM House by Studio Guilherme Torres is as Serene as it is Beautiful
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Built-In Pool Abodes
Built-In Pool Abodes
The Sinu River House Looks Like a Mini Mediterranean Resort
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In-Room Luxury Pools
In-Room Luxury Pools
The Ikies Resort in Santorini, Greece is so Luxurious it Hurts
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Twilight Swimming Pools
Twilight Swimming Pools
Atmosphere Piscines Phosphorescent Pool Glows Without Power at Night
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Floating Pools
Floating Pools
Italy's Villa d'Este Offers Pool in Lake
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Splash Pools for Dogs
Splash Pools for Dogs
The ‘One Dog One Bone' Swimming Pool for Canines
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Mega Residential Pools
Mega Residential Pools
Gilbert Arenas' Goes Big At Home
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Magic Fish Spa
Magic Fish Spa
Doctor Fish Nibble Your Dead Skin
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Glamorous Poolside Abodes
Glamorous Poolside Abodes
The Dwelling in Pozuelo de Alarcon Provides Ultra Comfort
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Multi-Faceted Hillside Homes
Multi-Faceted Hillside Homes
The Casa Playa Las Lomas I-05 is a Designer's Dream
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Soda Swimming Pools
Soda Swimming Pools
Artist Mike Bouchet Makes a Statement with His Cola-Filled Pool
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Designer Villa Makeovers
Designer Villa Makeovers
Gianni Versace Casa Casuarina Restored with 24K Gold Tiles
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Modern Spanish Manors
Modern Spanish Manors
Villa in Andalucia by McLean Quinlan Architects is Spacious
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Mega Pools
Mega Pools
Boat or Swim in the World's Largest Pool at San Alfonso del Mar
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Trash Bin Pools
Trash Bin Pools
Louisa Dawson Juxtaposes Poverty to Luxury with These Ironic Sculptures
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Modular, Floating Pools
Modular, Floating Pools
Mobideep Docks
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Dramatic Rooftop Pools
Dramatic Rooftop Pools
Universe Beach House Centers On Swimming & Spectacular Views
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Hotels on Stilts
Hotels on Stilts
Angsana's InOcean Villas are Island-Free Vacations in the Maldives
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Weatherproof Pools
Weatherproof Pools
Telescopic Pool Enclosures Keep Your Pool Open All Year Round
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Opulent Fortress Abodes
Opulent Fortress Abodes
The Wessels Joyce Associates House at Pezula Screams Luxury
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Cliffhanger Hotels
Cliffhanger Hotels
The Hilton Pattaya Hotel Reaches to the Ends of the Earth in Luxury
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Cubic-Chic Hotels
Cubic-Chic Hotels
'Casa de la Flora' Brings a Modern Feel to a Tropical Beach Location
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Inflatable Boat Pools
Inflatable Boat Pools
The Magic Swim Keeps Out Unwanted Visitors When Boating
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Clear-Walled Infinity Pools
Clear-Walled Infinity Pools
Indoor Cantilevered Lap Pool Extends Into the Forest
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Floating Balcony Pools
Floating Balcony Pools
The Aquaria Grande is Sculptural and Luxurious
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Illusionary Swimming Pools
Illusionary Swimming Pools
The Fake Pool is Something Everyone Wants to Get Into
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