The coolest pools in the world as seen in the Vancouver Sun

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Blue Lagoon Geothermal Resort, Grindavík, Iceland The Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s top attractions, holds six million litres of geothermal seawater which is renewed every 40 hours. The water’s temperature is always between 37 and 39 C.

Blue Lagoon, Iceland Want to escape the winter blues? Take a dip in Iceland’s geothermal spa, where the steamy seawater swims over a lava field in Grindavik, southern Iceland.

Blue Lagoon Geothermal Resort, Grindavík, Iceland How does it happen? The seawater originates 2,000 metres beneath the ground where it is heated by earth’s natural forces. At this depth the temperature is 240 C and the pressure is 36 times the pressure on the earth’s surface. The geothermal seawater comes into contact with cooling magmatic intrusions and captures the earth’s minerals, resulting in this unique natural source known for its healing power.

Bathe in the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa - a juge geothermal spa in a lava field in Grindavik, Iceland.

Perivolas Luxury Hotel, Santorini Not surprisingly, the pool, which appears to flow over the edge of the cliff into caldera’s bay 300 metres below, has been featured on numerous magazine covers.

Photos: The 14 coolest swimming pools in the world

Amangiri resort pool, Canyon Point, Utah The resort and pool are designed to blend into the natural landscape, embracing a dramatic stone escarpment.

Aman Resorts luxury hotel group has a Aman Resort in Southern Utah: the Utah luxury spa resort Amangiri. Amangiri Spa resort in Utah at Lake Powell in Utah

Joule Hotel, Dallas The Joule Hotel is a five-star, 129-room boutique hotel in downtown Dallas, home to the highly acclaimed Charlie Palmer restaurant on the ground floor. However, the hotel is likely best known for its 10th-floor heated pool that cantilevers eight feet beyond the building's exterior wall.

Hotel Joule, Dallas: Part of the pool juts out from the building with only a thick pane of glass between swimmers and the city ten floors below. (From 21 of the world’s sexiest rooftop pools on Matador Network)

Amangiri resort pool, Canyon Point, Utah The Amangiri pool is part of a resort cut into a protected valley in Canyon Point, Southern Utah, close to the border with Arizona.

Amangiri resort in Utah built its unique pool around the Canyon landscape. Find out more about Amangiri resort here >

Nemo 33, Brussels The pool holds contains 2.5 million litres of non-chlorinated, highly filtered spring water maintained at 30 C and holds several simulated underwater caves at the 10-metre level. There are numerous underwater windows that allow outside visitors to look into the pools at various depths. The outdoor pool at San Alfonso Del Mar resort is about two metres deeper, with a depth of 35 metres at its deep end.

World's deepest indoor diving pool. Situated in Belgium, the Nemo 33 pool, is the world’s deepest recreational diving pool. It has a depth of just over 100 ft (approx 33 m).

Nemo 33, Brussels At 34.5 metres in depth at its deep end, Nemo 33 is the world's deepest indoor swimming pool and one of the most popular diving facilities in the world.

Nemo Brussels At metres in depth at its deep end, Nemo 33 is the world's deepest indoor swimming pool and one of the most popular diving facilities in the world.

Marina Bay Sands pool, Singapore For sheer "wow" nothing can beat the infinity pool at the $4-billion Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore, which opened in 2010. At 55 storeys above ground, the pool stretches 150 metres, three times the length of an Olympic swimming pool. It is the largest outdoor pool in the world at that height.

"What did you do on your trip to Singapore?" "I swam in the Sky Park rooftop pool, which has an infinity edge so amazing it looks like CGI.

Seagaia Ocean Dome, Japan Measuring 100 metres by 300 metres, the pool sits under the world's largest retractable roof. The facility includes waterslides, a section for body-boarders and even a fire-spitting volcano. The water is kept at 28 C, while the temperature inside the dome is always a balmy 30 C.

A beach where the sky is always blue and the surf is always perfect - welcome to Seagaia Ocean Dome, located in Miyazaki, Japan. World's only indoor beach.

Seagaia Ocean Dome, Japan The Seagaia Ocean Dome in Miyazaki, Japan is the world's largest indoor water park.

SeaGaia Ocean Dome – Japan’s Indoor Man-Made Beach, is the largest indoor water parks in the world.

Viceroy Pool, Miami In addition to the blueberry trees and views of Biscayne Bay, the deck boasts a wading pool, an 80-person hot tub, and a swimming pool the size of a football field.

Viceroy Pool, Miami In addition to the blueberry trees and views of Biscayne Bay, the deck boasts a wading pool, an hot tub, and a swimming pool the size of a football field.

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