Extreme swimming pools in the world

Summer is here. You know what this means—hot and humid days for three months. Luckily, there are swimming pools to keep you cool and feeling refreshed all day despite the heat.

Whether you are planning to take on the Australian heat or escape for a short vacation abroad, we have compiled some of the most extreme swimming pools around the world to help you plan your trip.

Y-40 Deep Joy

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The Y-40 Deep Joy tops our list of extreme swimming pools across the globe. Currently the holder of Guinness World Records' deepest pool, the Y-40 Deep Joy is located in Hotel Terme Millepeni in Montegrotto Terme, Italy. The swimming pool has a depth of 42 meters or 137 feet and filled with 4.3 million liters of thermal water from the nearby springs. If you are keen on learning how to dive or if you are a professional diver, this pool is the perfect playground for leisure dives or to learn the ropes of diving.

Nemo 33

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Similar to Y-40 Deep Joy, the Nemo 33 is an indoor swimming pool and the previous holder of the deepest indoor swimming pool. Its maximum depth reaches to 113 feet and the pool contains non-chlorinated spring water. This pool is open to all kinds of tourists who want to experience this seemingly endless water entertainment. Amateur and professional divers are also welcome. The Nemo 22 indoor swimming pool can be found in Brussels, Belgium.

Burning Palms, Royal National Park

Man-made swimming pools are not only the rave these days. Take the case of the rock pools in Sydney. The Burning Palms is among the popular rock pools Australia has. The access point for the Figure of Eight Pools, it's a challenging trek that would take you 2.5 hours to reach the rock pools and enjoy the turquoise water. We suggest that you start your trek early in the morning to avoid the heat. Pack some food and make sure to bring water too. This swimming pool is recommended for families with older kids. The Burning Palms is located on the southeastern coast of the Royal National Park in Lilyvale.

Hanging Gardens of Bali

Looking for a different view? Perhaps towering palm trees and lush forest? Then pack your bags and head to Bali, Indonesia. Literally located in the heart of a jungle, the Hanging Gardens Of Bali is a Feng Shui-styled resort that offers luxurious accommodation. It stands on the edge of a valley and overlooks the Aying River. Now, how's that for a view every morning? This award-winning resort has one of the world's best swimming pools.

Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa

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Feeling a bit adventurous? Consider dipping in a volcanically heated swimming pool. Located in Grindavik, Iceland, the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa is among the most visited attractions in Iceland. The water that averages between 37 to 39 degrees Celsius has minerals such as sulfur and silica, which many claim as beneficial to people suffering from skin diseases like psoriasis.