They are beyond anything that we could imagine. Pools enormous in size, displaying luxury at the extreme level and outrageous in concept and design. They’re the world’s most expensive pools. Let’s take a dream look at some of them.
City of Stars, Sharm El Sheikh - $5.5 billion
Still under construction in Egypt, The City of Stars measures an impressive 21 acres, constructed by Crystal Lagoons. This astonishing pool is going to be filled and treated with sea water. To give you an example of its massive size, the pool is big enough to sail a yacht.
Seagaia Ocean Dome, Miyazaki, Japan - $2 billion
This is the world’s largest Polynesia themed indoor pool. It’s owned by the Sheraton group, and is three hundred meters in length and one hundred meters in width. It features an artificial wave pool, waterslide area, children’s pool and an artificial volcano.
Hearst Castle, San Simeon California - $10 million
This was owned by William Randolph Hearst, the great American newspaper
magnate of the 1930’s. The castle features two magnificent pools; the outdoor Neptune pool and the Roman indoor pool. These two pools were created between 1924 and 1936, so the price tag in today’s figures would be enormous. The two pools resemble lavish Roman baths. Priceless marble and mosaic tiles were used in the construction and feature statues created by Italian master craftsmen.
Nemo 33, Brussels, Belgium - $3 million
It’s the deepest scuba diving indoor pool in the world. Located in Brussels, Nemo 33 has a maximum depth of 133 ft. It’s filled with 2,787,878 million litres of highly filtered, non chlorinated spring water and maintains a constant water temperature of 30 degrees Celsius. It took seven years to construct and has plenty of underwater tunnels and rooms to explore. If you’re a certified diver you can dive in the world’s deepest indoor pool by paying a nominal fee. The pool also offers diving classes to non divers.
Kitchukov Family Pool Arizona - $1 million
Regarded as the most luxurious pool in America, it took 5 months to complete. It’s surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and features a 15 ft. waterslide, a stunning waterfall grotto and many exquisite fountains. It has Screen Logic control which allows the family members to manage the pool’s Jacuzzi, lighting and temperature from any part of the world via the internet.
Sarojin Resort, Phuket, Thailand - $1 million
This is one of the most luxurious and probably the most expensive hotel pools in the world. It opened its doors in 2004 and had to undergo major renovation work after the devastating tsunami of 2005. The stunning infinity pool measures 269 square meters and provides amazing views of the Indian Ocean. There is a floating pavilion where you can opt for a relaxing and invigorating massage by trained masseurs.
Nice to dream of such luxuries, but when you need reality, talk to the team at Albatross Pools. They can create pools to suit your budget and your own world of luxury. For pool design inspiration, browse the Pool Gallery >