How deep a swimming pool can be? 10 meter? 25 meter? OK … 30 meter? Well it’s more than my imagination. An Italian spa complex has created a swimming pool called Y-40 Deep Joy, which the Guinness Book of Records has certified as the world’s deepest pool.
The Y-40 Deep Joy swimming pool is at the Hotel Millepini, located in the Montegrotto Terme resort area, near Venice. It was inaugurated earlier this year at a ceremony.
This swimming pool has a depth of 42-meter (138 feet), which is nearly equivalent to the height of a 13 storied building.
Architect Emanuele Boaretto has designed this swimming pool. It took him around a year to make this swimming pool.
The pool is filled with 4.3 million liters (1.1 million gallons) of thermal water from local springs, allowing divers to plunge without the skin suits they’d need in open seas or lakes. Deep Joy features a shaft that plunges down.
It also contains underwater caves aimed at training scuba divers to negotiate sub-aquatic landscapes. There’s also a suspended transparent viewing tunnel that allows spectators to watch the divers in action.
Note that, after inauguration, Italian world freediving champions Umberto Pelizzari and Ilaria Molinari (Ilaria Molinari is wearing a mermaid alike dress in the pic) – these two were the first to dive into the swimming pool and plumbed its depths.
This pool has become one of the prime attractions of people. It is expected to attract scuba enthusiasts and freedivers — aquatic athletes whose incredible lung control allows them to spend minutes at depth on a single breath.
The pool’s creators hope it will transform Montegrotto Terme into an international diving center and raise the profile of what is said to be Europe’s largest area of thermal springs. This pool will also be open to beginners who want to experience its depths under supervision.