The world’s deepest pool was completed earlier this year in Italy, which is estimated to reach a maximum depth of 131 feet.
The pool, known as the Y-40 and located in the small Italian town of Montegrotto Terme, measures 69 x 59 feet with a depth of 131 feet. Its water is kept at a warm 90 degrees, which gives diving enthusiasts the opportunity to swim with or without a wetsuit.
Y-40 is located inside the 4-star Hotel Terme Millepini and was created with the intention of being the “best swimming pool” in the world.
“Y-40 is unique in its field thanks to the spa water, which cannot be outsourced,” architect Emanuele Boaretto said. “We want to open up new medium and long term work prospects to try and guarantee prosperity, not only for my company but also for the surrounding land and society.”
The pool is available for scuba diving, free diving, aqua fitness, watsu, hydro-kinesi therapy and special activities for pregnant women.
Y-40 rivals the world’s largest overall swimming pool, located at the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Chile, which can reach 115 feet in depth in some areas.