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Top 6 Scariest Swimming Pools


Swimming pools are not scary! I can look down and see the bottom! What is the worst that can happen!?!

Keep telling yourself that....

I must assure you that our pools at Waterworks Aquatics are not haunted, radioactive, or dangerous! However what is Halloween without a few ghost stories??? Grab some popcorn and your baby blanket. Here are the Top 6 Scariest Swimming Pools!! "Dun-dun-duunnnnnn!"

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#6 Red Pool at The Library Resort (Koh Samui, Thailand)

 Welcome to Thailand, we hope you enjoy your stay at The Library Resort. This 4.5-star beachfront resort treats guests with breath-taking views, white sand beaches, and a blood-red pool. Wait, say what? Thats right, like a scene straight out of a horror movie, this sanguine-shaded swimming hole is certainly one of the strangest pools we've ever seen. But while the creepy coloring might make your skin crawl, there's no risk of turning red after taking a dip. Believe it or not, the red hue of the pool water is an optical illusion. The water is actually crystal clear, and gets its creepy red factor from a combination of red, yellow, and orange tiles that make up the pool.

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#5 The Queen Mary's Haunted First Class Swimming Pool (Long Beach, Ca)

Though some reports claim this pool is haunted by the ghost of people who drowned in the pool, the Queen Mary's own log, detailing the causes of death for passengers on the ocean liner, doesn't list a single death due to drowning. The ghosts seen in the first class swimming pool seem to be exclusively female, and there are reports of at least one adult woman and a little girl, named Jackie, that haunt this location.

Today, the pool is a highlight of the "Haunted Encounters Tour" at the ship's final resting place of Long Beach, Ca. Tour guides hum "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" in hopes for a visit from little Jackie, whose cries can often be heard echoing through the cavernous space. As if that's not spooky enough, there are often reports of wet footprints around the empty pool's edges.

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#4 Abandoned Pool Near Chernobyl (Pripyat, Ukraine)

Prior to the 1986 nuclear disaster at Chernobyl, the town of Pripyat had a population of 49,400. Completely evacuated in just two days, its citizens were forced to abandon all possessions, leaving Pripyat a ghost-town. Though not officially sanctioned as safe to enter, curious and brave urban explorers have recently begun documenting the city's remains for the world to see.

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#3 The Devil's Pool (Victoria Falls, South Africa)

We'll admit it is a bit of a stretch to include on our list, since it's not a man-made pool. But, we decided you just can't leave something called "The Devil's Pool" off a list of scary swimming spots!

When the river flow is at a certain level, usually between September and December, a rock barrier forms an eddy with minimal current, allowing adventurous swimmers to splash around in relative safety a few feet from the point where the water cascades over the 330 feet high falls. An estimated 1 million people visit the falls each year, though only a small percentage risk the swim out to the pool.

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#2 Frozen Pool at Nay Aug Park (Scranton, Pa)

Like something out of an episode of AMC's The Walking (Swimming) Dead, just looking at this frozen-over community pool in Scranton, Pa chills us to the bone. The home of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company is also home to the most scary, or depressing pools. If your pool is too cold to swim in, you're not maximizing your investment or enjoyment. Side note: all of the pools at Waterworks Aquatics are heated to 92 degrees!!

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#1 THE CLOSED POOL!!

We can hardly stand to look at it! We know, we know - there are only a handful of climates where pools are able to stay open all-year round. We are lucky enough to have indoor pools throughout sunny California. However it takes a lot to maintain a heated pool with appropriate chlorine levels all year. Here is a completely unbiased statement: Waterworks Aquatics has the best, cleanest, heated pools in the world!

 

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