Swimming Pools

If You Fell Into a Pool of Sharks

If You Fell Into a Pool of Sharks

You might think that if you tripped while running alongside a pool full of sharks, you’d be chum. But the professional pontificators at What If have some thoughts on the actual consequences, and some tips for surviving such an unlikely event.

ION Party Float Speaker

ION Party Float Speaker

ION’s waterproof Bluetooth sound system is designed to float atop your swimming pool, pumping out 40 watts of sound. Plus it has a pair of cupholders, and transforms into a floating beer pong set with the included accessory tray.

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A Perfectly Useless Afternoon

A Perfectly Useless Afternoon

Celebrate the lazy days of summer with this wristwatch from Mr. Jones Watches and illustrator Kristof Devos. It features an innertube hour hand, and a rubber ducky minute hand, both floating in a swimming pool. Drops 7/4/19 at 12pm (GMT) / 7am (Central). It’s limited to just 100 pieces, so grab yours before it sells out.

World’s Largest Jello Pool

World’s Largest Jello Pool

The idea of filling a swimming pool with gelatin seems simple enough, but as engineer Mark Rober explains, it’s way more complicated than you might think. Leave it to a rocket scientist to figure out how to boil and then refrigerate an entire pool filled with 15 tons of Jello.

How to Measure Swimming Pool Pee

How to Measure Swimming Pool Pee

Mark Rober spoke with a couple of scientists to find out the average amount of pee in a swimming pool. The giveaway is the amount of artificial sweetener in pool water. And the unmistakable pool smell. Skip to 8:21 for the simplified formula.

Bacon and Eggs Pool Floats

Bacon and Eggs Pool Floats

Who says food doesn’t belong in the swimming pool? Float your cares away with some delicious high protein grub on these amusing bacon and egg pool rafts from Kangaroo. A 90″ strip of bacon and a 63″ serving of fried eggs should more than satisfy any hunger.

Modpools

Modpools

Prefabricated heated swimming pools made from upcycled, watertightened shipping containers. They can be up and running within minutes and can even be relocated. An optional divider lets you turn part of the pool into a hot tub. Available in 8’x 20′ or 8’x40′ sizes.

Swimming Pool Tables

Swimming Pool Tables

Ricardo Innecco and Mariana Ramos of RAIN Studio created these awesome glass-top tables which look like miniature swimming pools. We’d love to see them with aquamarine-tinted glass, then we’d float some of our action figures on donuts in the middle of them.

Literal Skywalker

Literal Skywalker

This video of Max Miller walking in a see-through swimming pool is both awe-inspiring and terrifying. A plexiglass section of the swimming pool is cantilevered off the roof of Houston’s Market Square Tower 44 stories (appx. 500 feet) above ground level.

Swimming Pool Time-lapse

Swimming Pool Time-lapse

An awesome time-lapse video of the installation of the swimming pool that was installed in Omaha, NE for the U.S. Olympic Trials back in 2012. This isn’t what we usually think of when somebody mentions an “above-ground pool.”

Glass-Bottomed Pool Bridge

Glass-Bottomed Pool Bridge

London, England’s Embassy Gardens housing development will be home to this 90 foot-long, 8 inch-thick glass swimming pool which will span two of the complexes 10-story apartment buildings, floating 115 feet off the ground.

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