I'm right now looking at houses with a new or old swimming pool. If the house has a swimming pool that is in good shape I plan to operate it as a regular swimming pool. But if I happen to get a house that has a very old and in a lot of cases abandoned swimming pool that needs to have sections of it's walls replaced. I plan to dig out the most badly damaged part of the pool and build a new cement wall expect that the cement wall will have a set of viewing windows that will look into a living room that is made out of cement that is built next to the swimming pool. Such as when I renovate the old pool I would have a addition pored out of cement at the same time that would have a foot thick cement wall dividing the pool from the living room and the swimming pool with the windows looking in from the shallow and the deep ends of the pool looking into the room. Afterwords I would have some type of green house thing put over the swimming pool and the new room to make it indoors.
There is also another version of this idea and I have seen in several salutations where it's possible. This idea would involve taking a swimming pool that is ten to 15 feet away from a house with a basement that goes below the mean pool level. Such as in some cases you have a house that has a basement that is near a swimming pool and when your in the house's basement you are sitting four to ten feet below the top level of the swimming pool outside. This idea would involve widening the swimming pool and digging it out to the home's basement and building ether a sires of acrylic viewing windows or a glass wall to hold back the raging waters of the pool to link the two of them up.
If anyone thinks this is imposable it's not out of the question in that I know several people who have made their own DIY super sized fish tanks built that rival many people pools in size in volume and water capacity such as this 50,000
Also there is a 10,000 gallon cinder block fish tank to on monster fish keepers. http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forum ... 00-gallons
As for why I would do something like this is that I do like swimming pools but my growing fish need a new home and a swimming pool sits empty 80% to 90% of the time.
Would anyone here have any idea if any swimming pools existing here if they would have viewing windows on them or how much the idea would cost?
Here is a photo of my swimming pool to fish tank conversion idea.