Apparently Hidden Water Pools have been around for a couple years but the last time I went to the novelty pool store was never so I'm sure you can understand how I might have missed them. Basically they're pools with a giant pneumatic bottom that is slowly raised to become a patio. You can get one up to 18-feet circular and lower the depth of the pool from anywhere from 1-inch (for the worst swim ever) to 6-feet. Unfortunately, during the transformation whatever was on your patio is now in your pool, so you're gonna want to make sure it's clean first. Know what I'm saying? I'm saying nobody wants to swim with a dead raccoon.
Hit the jump for a couple videos of the pool in action.
This is the end of the lap pool at the Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao in China. It perches over the side of the building 24-stories up, and has a glass bottom so guests can pretend like they're swim-flying or something. I don't f***ing know, I'm not a penguin.
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Don't want your dog drowning in the pool? Get one of those above-ground joints. But GW -- what if I already have an in-ground pool and am too cheap to fill it with concrete? Then you obviously don't care about your pets -- unless -- UNLESS you order a Skamper Ramp (I should ... / Continue →
The world's deepest swimming pool (108 feet) resides in Brussels, Belgium and serves as "multi-purpose diving instruction, recreational, and film production facility."
The pool itself consists of a submerged structure with flat platforms at various depth levels. The pool has... / Continue →