The other day as I read up on the most expensive cakes, I got flippant and looked for the most expensive swimming pools. Honestly, when I checked things out, I didn't think they would be all that expensive since swimming pools seem to fall within a certain range of prices. I can tell you, I was wrong. Some of the pools I found were way more expensive than I ever thought.
I admit that some of these pools are no what I would call a swimming pool but they seem to meet the definition of a pool. Furthermore, they are found all around the world.
1. We'll start out trip out in Egypt where the City of Stars is being built in Sharm el Sheikh by the Crystal Lagoon group. This particular pool covers 21 acres at the City of Stars resort, surrounded by 30,000 condominiums and hotel rooms. This pool is large enough to sail a yacht or really have a long swim. The price tag on this baby is $5.5 million.
2. Next in Japan, is the Sheraton Resorts Seagaia Ocean Dome in Miyazaki Japan is the largest indoor pool in the world. For a cost of $2 million, is 1000 feet by 328 feet complete with a wave pool, water slide, children's pool and an artificial volcano. The volcano erupts every 15 minutes, while they clear the pool out several times a day so surfers can enjoy a wave or two. In addition, it has a retractile roof so it can be opened on a warm day and covered when the temperature drops. Over the years it has closed due to renovations, changes in ownership, etc.
3. Popping over to Chile, you can visit the San Alfonso Del Mar resort with a swimming pool covering over 20 acres and filled with 66 million gallons of sea water. The pool is large enough to have both swimmers and boats as it is about 6000 times the size of a regular hotel pool. In addition, the water is regularly purified with advanced salt water technologies.The cost to build this pool - only a measly $2 million but it took 5 years to build and is only accessible by those visiting the resort.
4. Check out the Nemo 33 pool in Brussels, Belgium which has the the record of being the deepest scuba diving pool with a depth of 108 feet or 33 meters. It has over 660,000 gallons of filtered non-chlorinated spring water that is kept at a constant temperature of 30 degrees Celsius. It cost $3 million for a pool filled with tunnels, rooms, and regular diving areas. Furthermore, they offer diving lessons for the non diver or places of exploration for the experienced divers. This place is also used by underwater crews to film underwater scenes.
5. In Arizona, the Kitchukov family took five months to build one of the most luxurious pools in the United States. The pool is surrounded by a fully landscaped garden, a 15 foot water slide, a waterfall grotto, and multiple fountains. The pool is about 10 times the size of a normal home pool,
6. The Lev Leviev Family movied into a $68 million house in the United Kingdom. Included in that price is a swimming pool is lined with gold tiles and has a sauna and full spa and the pool has a retractile cover.
There are other pools out there that are as expensive or more but many are much older and the cost has been adjusted to today's costs. Let me know what you think, I'd love to hear. Have a great weekend.