Swimming Pools You Need To Pee In
All water may be wet, but all swimming pools are not created equal. So pull on your board shorts and check out the coolest pools on earth.
By Sunil Yoshi
Lev Leviev’s House | London
The Israeli diamond mogul’s seven-bedroom, $70-million home in Hampstead has a hair salon, gym, sauna, movie theater, bulletproof front door, and most importantly, giant pool with gold-plated mosaic tiles. The pool is also a day-into-night kind of deal; Leviev had a retractable cover installed that not only prevents people from tossing pennies into the pool, but also transforms the giant room into a grand ballroom.
Homestead Crater | Midway, Utah
Okay, this isn’t technically man-made, but it’s man-enhanced. Homestead Crater combines swimming and spelunking without you having to fear a horrific 127 Hours-style accident. The naturally occurring 55-foot pit is open year-round and is partially filled with geothermal spring water whose temperature hovers somewhere in the 90s. So even after a day of tumbling down the slopes at nearby Brighton Ski Resort, you can still take a 45-minute detour to swim, snorkel, and scuba dive with snow bunnies. In fact, the crater is billed as the nation’s only warm-water scuba diving destination, where divers can either get their scuba certification and descend 55 feet into the crater’s depths to check out 10,000 years worth of limestone formations.