Infinity pool on top of 57-storey skyscraper, ornate Roman bath and violin-shaped bowl created for former banker are among the most stunning places to take a dip
Hot and steamy summer days are perfect for colling off in the pool.
But if you local leisure centre isn’t up to scratch, how about some of these wacky designs?
Our gallery of the most unusual and stunning swimming pools across the globe features some truly unique places to take a dip.
There’s the violin-shaped private pool created in New Jersey for former Goldman Sachs banker Jay Dweck, who collects rare instruments.
Fancy swimming in blood? Head for the Library Hotel in Koh Samui, Thailand, where the bright-coloured tiles provide a rather unsettling experience.
Another highlight is the infinity pool at Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands hotel, where the water meets the edge 57 stories up and provides stunning views across the city’s skyline.
If it’s a more rugged experience you’re after, why not try the Iceberg’s ocean pool at Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach, where waves comes crashing over the wall as you pound out the lengths of front crawl?
Honeymoon hotspot the Maldives boasts the stunning fibre-optic lit Huvafen Fushi resort pool, while Tibet has the gold-tiled spa at the St Regis Hotel in Lhas.
And one for the future is the proposed Bandra Ohm building in Mumbai, India, where plans are to provide guests with individual infinity pools on each balcony.