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    Extraordinary Pools

    http://opentravel.com/blogs/worlds-most ... ing-pools/

    Stumbled on this link, some cool pools
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    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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    What size salt cell do you suppose they use for the San Alfonso del Mar pool?

    Imagine the vacume....
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    I've visited the two pools at Hearst Castle (#2). The "Roman Pool" is an enclosed pool, built under (and the size of) two tennis courts, and the whole room from the bottom of the pool to the ceiling is 1" tile. The whole place is really scatterbrained but the individual pieces are amazing.

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    Gellert Baths and Swimming Pool complex looks more like a cathedral than a pool. The famed Budapest's bath was constructed between 1912 and 1918 and it features chic Art Nouveau style. The temperature of water exceeds 40°C (110°F), so visiting the baths is a perfect way to kill the time on a rainy day.


    Fortunately for the bathers in Budapest, 40 degrees Celsius does not equate to 110 degrees Farenheit!
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    Re: Extraordinary Pools

    good god

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    • Extraordinary Pools


    The world’s highest swimming pool

    It’s 76 stories up in Burj Khalifa, a 124-story building that rises more
    than half a mile into the sky (2717 ft). Located in Dubai, United
    Arab Emirates, it was just recently completed. It's height not only
    surpasses that of Taiwan's Taipei 101, formerly the world's tallest
    building, but it is the tallest man-made structure ever built.

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    One word... Wow!!
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    My backyard is like a park... Why then does DH always want to go camping??? I just don't understand.

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    It is amazing what man can create when he is not trying to destroy one another.

    Here is one that is not quite to the caliber as those porjects, but one we did last year.






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    First class Chris I have always enjoyed your input along wiht Scott and Kelly.
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    Re: Extraordinary Pools

    Thank you.

    I forgot to mention that this pool was built on top of a house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by polyvue
    Gellert Baths and Swimming Pool complex looks more like a cathedral than a pool. The famed Budapest's bath was constructed between 1912 and 1918 and it features chic Art Nouveau style. The temperature of water exceeds 40°C (110°F), so visiting the baths is a perfect way to kill the time on a rainy day.


    Fortunately for the bathers in Budapest, 40 degrees Celsius does not equate to 110 degrees Farenheit!

    Its close, at 104. Which my hottub generally sits at, sure feels nice when its -20 Celsius out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Molson
    Its close, at 104. Which my hottub generally sits at, sure feels nice when its -20 Celsius out.
    Yikes!! The contrast between air and water must be a shocker. Have friends in Albany, NY who do the same. I suspect that all of you guys are slowly cooking yourself to death. (You know about the frog in the pot of water on the stove, right? )

    Here, a few times in December it will get as cold as 2 below 0° Celsius. I warm the spa water way up to 100/101° F. Not any hotter -- that's hot enough for me. Feels great in the winter to soak at night and do a little star-gazing.



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    I actually prefer it around 108, but most people don't. But at those outside temps its cools REAL quick, after less than an hour its in the mid 90's and starting to feel cold.

    Yes, its interesting at those temps, the amount of steam is neat, and my hair freezes solid after a while. The drinks stay nice and cold though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Molson
    I actually prefer it around 108, but most people don't. But at those outside temps its cools REAL quick, after less than an hour its in the mid 90's and starting to feel cold.

    Yes, its interesting at those temps, the amount of steam is neat, and my hair freezes solid after a while. The drinks stay nice and cold though.
    Drinks staying cold is a good think
    You could save the ice for a later time
    5,775 gal, IG free form, Beach Series Antigua by Marbletite Pebble finish, 2 swim out benches, Sheer Descent, IG Fountain, Dolphin / Mermaid Statues, StaRite Dura- Glas 1.5hp pump, Hayward Pro Series Sand Filter replaced with Hayward Pro-grid DE4820, Aqua Rite SWG with T-Cell 15, Polaris 360, Pentair 300w Light upgraded to Pentair IntelliBrite (OMG what a huge difference) , Heat Siphon Heat Pump DX 5.0 109,000 btu, Pool Cage, 1800sq ft Tremron Estate Pavers, solar cover, TF-100 test kit, Pentair Deck Jet, Apollo Magnetic Stirrer (Makes testing a breeze), Aquatherm Ecosun Solar Panels 192 sq ft with GL-235 Controller,Margarita Concoction Machine,
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    Re: Extraordinary Pools

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    Quote Originally Posted by silcozot

    Another idea I want to build before I die.

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    1 skimmer, main drain, 4 returns ( 2 in stairs ) JEWEL LIKE WATER thanks to TFP!

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