World’s Deepest Swimming Pool is an Astounding 131 Feet Deep

So, maybe you've swam in the deep end of the swimming pool, but certainly not one like Y-40 The Deep Joy. Just how deep is it? Well, it measures 21 x 18 meters (69 x 59 feet) and has a maximum depth of 40 meters (131 feet). That's the equivalent of diving the height of a 12-storey building! With specs like that, there's no surprise that it's the world's deepest swimming pool.

Architect Emanuele Boaretto designed the Y-40 for the Hotel Terme Millepini in Montegrotto Terme, Italy, where it was created with the ambition of becoming the “best swimming pool in the world.” It's currently open year round and offers plenty of things to do. Stay at the hotel and partake in scuba diving, free diving, aqua fitness, and other water-centric activities.

Y-40 The Deep Joy website
via [Lost At E Minor]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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