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World's Most Extraordinary Swimming Pools

Be it for location, design or size, these pools are more than just enclosed bodies of water intended for swimming - as put in a definition. These extraordinary pools give a whole new meaning to swimming. In some cases you would have to be super rich to dip yourself in the luxurious waters, but a few of them are set in amazing sceneries, open to the public, and quite inexpensive. 1. The Icebergs. Sydney. The ocean's waves often break over the side of the Icebergs swimming pool located in the corner of the famed Bondi Beach. 2. Unlike with Icebergs, you would have to be a millionaire to immerse yourself in the waters of the Neptune Pool. The Neptune pool. 3. This twisting swimming pool projects eight feet over the sidewalk, at the edge of the 10th floor of the Joule Hotel in Dallas. The Joule Hotel in Dallas. 4. The calm, emerald-green swimming pool is floating above the Ayung River valley in Bali's lush foothills. 5. 6. This is the world's largest swimming pool. San Alfonso del Mar. 7.

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