If the Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao’s swimming pool is to be believed, people aren’t content with lounging on inflatable creatures in their backyard pool anymore. They want a truly unique — and dizzying — experience.
We spotted the 24-story high indoor pool on Geekologie, but the hotel isn’t alone in this gravity-defying trend. These “hanging” pools allow swimmers to soak in the world around them, and they’re particularly handy for architects that want to provide swim-friendly amenities for clients short on space — especially in big cities. Take a dip in the Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao’s swimming pool past the break , and see other amazing, floating pools that require an adventurous spirit.
Sky-high, glass-bottomed pool
The Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao’s indoor swimming pool is perched atop the 24-story building. While that itself is not so unusual for a big city natatorium, the part of the pool that protrudes from the building and suspends swimmers in mid-air, is. Singapore firm Chan Sau Yan Associates constructed the glass-bottomed pool, which allows swimmers and pedestrians to gaze at each other. The view is incredible — if you don’t have a fear of heights.