Category Archives: European Pools

Luxurious and Crazy- Hanging Swimming Pools

If you are a fan of swimming, and you live in London, you might want to move to Nine Elms, where developers are building high rise apartment buildings, with a twist. Ballymore Group, the developers of the apartment buildings have come up with an innovative new design- a swimming pool that is made entirely of glass, and hangs between the two towers, on the 10th floor.

London Hanging Pool

According to Ballymore Group, this swimming pool is the first of it’s kind- nobody else has dared to build a hanging swimming pool before. The pool will hang, freely, connecting the two apartment buildings. On either side of the pool, there will be a promenade and a walkway (for those who do not wish to swim to the other side!). This promenade will also house a spa and a café.

London Sky Pool

The swimming pool is certainly an engineering marvel- it’s 25 meters long and is made of 20cm thick glass. The craziest part is that the entire thing is structure free- which means that the entire swimming pool will be made of glass alone. A swimmer can just dive right down to the bottom, and get a view of the people and cars on the road below. One thing is clear- this is not a pool for the weak hearted.

So, what do you think, swimming pool fans? Want to live here, so you can also enjoy the hanging pool? You are in luck, because some of the houses are still on sale– for £600,000. It’s probably just simpler to look at pictures of the house on the internet.


Dive into the deepest swimming pool

People all around the world are trying to build the world’s most unique swimming pools- and I think I will never stop being grateful of that fact. One of the most daring and stunning swimming pools in the entire world is the one in Hotel Terme Millepini in Montegrotto Terme, in Italy. The pool, named Deep Joy, is the deepest swimming pool on earth, at 130 ft depth. Before the Deep Joy was completed in 2014, Nemo 33 in Belgium, Brussels, was the deepest pool, at 113 ft.

Deepest Diving Pool

Of course, the Deep Joy is not for the faint hearted, or for people just looking to lounge around on their water noodles. The pool has three different platforms built within, so that people can dive or swim in the depth of their choice. There is a tunnel with a viewing platform on the side of the first platform as well- for the unlucky people who cannot swim or just want to experience the depth of the pool without having to swim.

Deep Joy swimming pool

As if the sheer depth of the pool was not attraction enough, the architect, Emanuele Boaretto has acutally installed a number of attractions within the pool-including caves. If you have always been interested in diving, but do not want to do so in an uncontrolled environment, this pool is the best option for you!