A swim in the pool is typically a relaxing activity, not something that produces a heart-pounding adrenaline rush, right? Well, a developer in London doesn’t think so and wants to build a pool that is most definitely not for those with a fear of heights – because it hangs 35 meters off the ground.
Ballymore’s chairman and CEO, Sean Mulryan would like to build a pool that will be the first of its kind in the world because it will be suspended between two buildings. The 25-foot long pool will allow those brave enough to swim in its waters a jaw-dropping view with only 20cm of glass between them and a free fall leading to the sidewalk below.
“My vision for the sky pool stemmed from a desire to push the boundaries in the capability of construction and engineering, said Mulyran. I wanted to do something that had never been done before. The experience of the pool will be truly unique, it will feel like floating through the air in central London”.
You got to give the guy credit, such a pool will definitely be unique and there will undoubtedly be a lot of people willing to risk their life and limb for a chance to swim in it.
The vertigo inducing pool is being developed by Arup Associates and will be between two luxury apartment buildings – one of which already has an indoor pool for those who can’t handle a sky swim.
As incredible and terrifying as a pool in the sky is, you don’t have to look far to find pools that are just as much art as they are recreation.
Nemo 33 – Belgium
This pool holds the title of the world’s deepest and if you happen to drop something while swimming, you’re going to need scuba gear to recover it. The pool’s bottom stretches down 115 feet.
San Alfonso del Mar Seawater Pool – Chile
Why bother with a pool in the sky or swim in the deepest pool when you can take a dip in the world’s longest pool. This saltwater oasis is just meters from the ocean and stretches a whopping 3,323 feet.
Sky Park – Singapore
If you still want to swim in the sky, but aren’t too keen on a suspending piece of glass in the air to hold you up, check out this pool. This swanky pool offers breathtaking views of the Singapore skyline, but isn’t quite as scary as the London Sky Pool.
Seagaia Ocean Dome – Japan
The beach is overrated; you have to worry about sharks and sunburns. Japan’s answer to that problem – taking the beach indoors! The Seagaia Ocean Dome measures 984 feet and comes complete with sand and a simulated sky painted on the retractable roof.
The Library Blood Pool – Thailand
This Thailand hotspot is sure to attract those with a flare for the dramatic. There’s also no threat of the red water leaving you with a dye on your skin since no dye is used at all. No, it’s obviously not actual blood; the red coloring comes from the orange, yellow, and red tiles used on the pool’s bottom.