The annual ritual of pool hopping is here. The donning of the swim suit, sunglasses, sunhat, and packing the suntan lotion, towel, and reading material is a rite of the season just as much as eating tomatoes and ice cream. The other day, while sunbathing at our somewhat nondescript pool, I got curious about other public pools here and abroad. To answer my call, Budget Travel did an article last summer called “10 gorgeous pools you won’t believe are public ” by Sean O’Neill. For pool fans, this is a solid reference article on the subject and may be worth archiving. Here are five favorites from the list.
Located five minutes from downtown Copenhagen, this pool takes the cake for innovative architecture. It is a circular wood pavilion that circles the Baltic and provides an excellent perch upon which to plunge.
Taking the plunge in any of these pools would make a glorious summer day, and this article really does show that when it comes to great public pools, you just need to know where to go. Images courtesy of Budget Travel.