Tooting Bec Lido in south London is the largest swimming pool by surface area in the UK at, 100 yards long and 33 yards wide.
Plans have been revealed to build the world's deepest pool in Cornwall, UK, which would house facilities serving the spaceflight, sports science and healthcare communities. The £150m project would see an aquatic centre, housing a 164ft (50m) deep pool built at the Aerohub Enterprise Zone at Cornwall Airport.
Tooting Bec lido, London
Tooting Bec lido is famously the largest freshwater open-air swimming pool in England and it's also the home of cold water swimming. Its size and eyecatchingly colourful poolside changing cubicles mean the place is heaving when it's open to the public in the summer.
Located in the heart of Sheffield, Ponds Forge boasts the UK's deepest diving pool, where members of Team GB train. In addition to this, the facility has two pools, including one Olympic-size pool for you to hone your stamina and strokes.
At 1,013 meters (3,324 ft) in length with a total area of 8 hectares (19.77 acres), the swimming pool at the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Algarrobo, Chile is the largest in the world.
A view of the massive pool at the Biltmore Hotel in Miami's Coral Gables. This south Florida hot spot, which is nearly a century old, is world-renowned for its enormous pool (approximately 23,000 square feet and about 600,000 gallons of water, to be exact).
Blue Abyss would occupy a 10-acre site on the Aerohub Business Park at Cornwall Airport Newquay. Spaceport Cornwall is located on the same site. It will house the world's largest and deepest indoor pool, measuring 40m by 50m on the surface, with a 16m wide shaft plunging to a depth of 50m.
Deep Dive Dubai, located in Dubai's Nad Al Sheba neighborhood, is now verified by the Guinness World Record as the world's deepest swimming pool, at a depth of 169.9 feet (60.02 meters) and holds 14 million liters of water. That, the owners say, is the equivalent of six Olympic-sized swimming pools.
A lido is an outdoor swimming pool near a beach or even in a city where people can swim and relax. Facilities vary but lidos generally offer basic changing rooms and showers.
The pool is about 90 metres long, and it ranges from 1.2 to 2.5 metres in depth. There are separate male and female changing and shower facilities, with a basket room for clothes storage.
In British English, a lido (/ˈliːdoʊ/ LEE-doh, /ˈlaɪdoʊ/ LY-doh) is a public outdoor swimming pool and surrounding facilities, or part of a beach where people can swim, lie in the sun, or participate in water sports.
Abyss The organisms that live in this zone in- clude sea spiders, basket stars, medusas and sea pigs. Trenches Most animals living in this zone are una- ble to see. The ocean has five different layers.
Deep water: The world's deepest dive pool has just opened at Deep Dive Dubai. With a staggering depth of 60 meters (196 feet), the pool, part of the new Deep Dive Dubai attraction -- has stolen the record from Poland's Deepspot, which has a depth of over 45 meters.
These are the world's most extreme pools. At the Homestead Resort and Spa in Midway, UT, lies the country's deepest and largest hot spring. Tucked deep inside the Utah mountains is a natural cave filled with crystal-clear water known simply as the Crater.
There's an estimated 210,000 private swimming pools in the UK, with 2,500 installed annually (although that figure may have taken a knock last year).
Olympic pools are much deeper than you might assume. The Olympic Committee requires a minimum depth of two meters. This is to protect the swimmers from waves that might form if a pool were shallow.
There are Olympic-sized swimming pools, and then there's the pool at San Alfonso del Mar, a resort outside of Santiago, Chile. The pool is officially the world's largest, and reports say it cost as much as $2 billion to build. It opened to the public in 2006, although it's only accessible to hotel guests.
What country has the most swimming pools? With 10.4 residential swimming pools, the US is definitely a world leader when it comes to the number of private swimming pools.
Seagaia Ocean Dome (Japan)
The Polynesian-themed dome pool measured 300 by 100 meters and spanned an area of more than 87,000 square feet, making it the largest indoor swimming pool in the world.
Britain's historic public pools are enjoying a renaissance. After decades of neglect, lidos, swimming pools and bathhouses across the country have been polished for the 21st century.