7 Awesome Swimming Pools To Prep You For Spring

With spring in full swing, temperatures on the rise across the country and summer on the horizon, it’s time to start prepping for a little pool action. We can’t help you try on bathing suits or lube you up and rub you down with SPF 30 or inflate your favorite rubber orca, for that matter. But we can offer you a serious dive into the deep end with these crazy, mind-blowing pools.

The Cantilevered Pool
Location: Austin, TX
Price: $2.95 Million

Ever visit an aquarium and wonder what it would be like to be a fish (or a mermaid) and live underwater? Well, you can get the fish bowl experience and more in Austin with this awe-inspiring cantilevered pool. Designed by architectural firm of Andersson-Wise, the suspended spectacle offers 180-degree views of Lake Austin from the comfort of your very own prism of glass, concrete and steel.

The Bauhaus Bedroom See-Through Pool

Location: Atlanta, GA
Price: $1.95 Million

If you fancy a submarine feel in the bedroom, you will want to take a gander at this glass bottom pool in Atlanta. Enhanced by an aqua portal between the master suite and a prime rooftop pool setup, the under-the-sea interiorallows you to float into dreamland from the comfort of your own bed.

The Temple Pool

Location: Las Vegas, NV
Price: $22.5 Million

Pay homage to the Pool God and offer him a tribute to summer by taking a dip in this palatial pool and spa combo inLas Vegas. Though the indoor pool setup, complete with separate changing rooms, towel rooms and a sauna, is quite beguiling, it is hardly the only opulent highlight that the $22.5 million desert sanctuary has to offer.

The Ring of Fire Pool (Now With Real Fire!)

Location: La Habra Heights, CA
Price: $6.995 Million

Johnny Cash sang of a “Ring of Fire” to describe his blossoming relationship with June Carter, and you’d be hard-pressed not to fall in love with this in-pool pyrotechnic display, which is without a doubt the pièce de résistance for atropically-inspired backyard oasis. Even without the fireworks, the pool flexes serious muscle in the form of a spa, waterfall and grotto with a swim-up bar, but we’d be lying if we said floating rings of fire (and a water slide that goes down, down, down and through a floating ring of fire!!!) are not the coolest pool features we have ever seen.

The ‘Big Cat’ Pool

Location: North Fort Myers, FL
Price: $780,000

Husband: “You know what this pool really needs, besides the water slide and hot tub?”
Wife: “What’s that, dear?”
Husband: “A fake tree with lights and a bobcat statue right in the middle of it.”
Wife: “Okay, dear.”

The Double-Decker Pool

Location: Dallas, TX
Price: $6.95 Million

Double-dipping is one of the most egregious party fouls; however, at this particular Richardsonian Romanesque residence, double-dipping isn’t just allowed, it’s practically encouraged. Head to the backyard and double up on your fun with this double-decker pool combo that takes things to the next level with a tiered rock-face design complete with waterfalls and swim-in cave.

The Pool House, Literally

Location: Las Vegas, NV
Price: $2.9 Million

In the market for a home with a pool? How about a pool that happens to include a home. We’ve seen certain rooms act as the focal point or “hub” of a house, but it’s the pool that anchors down this quirky, octagonal spread. Step out of the kitchen (or the office or the living room or one of three sleep odds) and directly into the celestial pond at this desert abode, which also rocks this added bonus: telescoping doors lifted from the Star Trek Enterprise.

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