The Top 5 unconquered pools
There are so many marvellous man-made aquatic paradises the world over that compiling a list like this is just pure fun. The most swimming-related fun you can have, in fact, when you’re not swimming. Do I dream of pools at night? Oh yes, I do. Do I check GoogleMaps each time I visit a new city, searching, searching for the blue oases? Rest assured, it’s the first thing on my list. Do I ever, just for a moment, calculate how many pools I’d have to swim per week to conquer the world’s supply? Ah, no. I know my limits and you’re just as likely to find me in the poolside bar, G&T at hand, keeping the locals entertained with my sparkling wit, as you are swimming those endless ks.
Yes, I’m not insane and even us ultra-keen, no-nonsense types, must, when the task is done, chill. Dazzling as these wonders below are, a quick glance will reveal that nearby you’ll find a decent restaurant, a comfortable bed and 24hour room service.
The locations of all these pools can be seen in the International Pool Map (see here), denoted by a Gold Porpoise.