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    13 swimming pools you have to see to believe

    From infinity pools perched hillside to pools hovering above the ground, check out these striking swimming holes that would be a welcome retreat to the rising temperatures outside.

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    The rain in Spain

    From a downtown Dallas pool hovering above the city to a red-colored pool in Thailand, check out these 13 lustworthy pools that would be a welcome retreat to the rising temperatures outside.

    This Madrid home, designed by Ensamble Studio, features not one but two pools. While a rectangular model can be found on the ground floor, our eyes are on the lap pool hovering above.

    Ensamble Studio / Ensamble Studio
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    Take in the view

    This pool is best for those not afraid of heights. Dip in this Austin, Texas home's above-ground pool, designed by Jay Hargrave Architecture, and soak in the scenic surroundings.

    Jay Hargrave Architecture / Jay Hargrave Architecture
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    Naturally beautiful

    This infinity pool in the United Kingdom is considered "natural," meaning that it is chlorine-free and uses a bio-filtration system to provide clean and clear water. This pool’s eco-friendly approach and breathtaking natural surroundings make it a sure winner.

    Clear Water Revival / Clear Water Revival
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    Clear as day

    Alongisde this contemporary home in Singapore is a refreshing pool that wraps around two sides of the home. Constructed with clear walls, this dreamy pool is total eye candy.

    Guz Architects / Guz Architects
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    Strumming poolside

    For the musician at heart, Canada's Aqua-Tech created this electric guitar pool, complete with pickups and strings (which are actually painted lines on the pool floor).

    Halk Photography / Halk Photography
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    Natural surroundings

    Situated next to a pond with scenic surroundings, this peaceful Pennsylvania oasis seems like it was taken right out of a painting.

    Halkin Photography LLC / Halkin Photography LLC
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    Chasing waterfalls

    With four waterfalls and lush surrounding gardens, this Bel Air, California pool, built by Ultimate Water Creations, looks to be the perfect spot for relaxation.

    Ultimate Water Creations / Ultimate Water Creations
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    Off the edge

    Created by designer and architect Adam D. Tihany, the pool at The Joule Dallas Hotel in Texas extends 8 feet beyond the downtown building, allowing swimmers to literally swim off the hotel’s edge.

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    Heated borders

    In this Austin pool, the only thing between you and the view is a line of fire. Designed by Da Vida Pools LLC, this pool won international awards for its edgy ambiance.

    Da Vida Pools, LLC / Da Vida Pools, LLC
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    Ocean view

    This luxurious infinity pool at the One & Only Maldives resort lets swimmers swim into the Indian Ocean without swallowing a mouthful of salt water. It also includes a lounging area at the far end, allowing swimmers relax while taking in the view.

    One & Only Resort / One & Only Resort
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    Red illusion

    Head to Thailand to take a dip in this spectacular red swimming pool at The Library Hotel, which gives off its startling hue because of a mixture of red, yellow and orange tiles on the pool’s floor.

    The Library / The Library
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    A grand violin

    When a client came to the New Jersey pool company Cipriano Landscape Design & Custom Pools asking for a pool in the shape of a violin, the request was met with some surprise. Nevertheless, with fiber-optic rope lighting installed to shine lights resembling violin strings and a koi pond built to act as the violin's bow, the violin pool was born.

    Cipriano Custom Pools & Landscap / Cipriano Custom Pools & Landscap
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    Take a dip

    This swimming hole from the United Kingdom pool company Clear Water Revival would be a welcome retreat in any climate.

    Clear Water Revival / Clear Water Revival