You Can Swim In a Secret Pool in the Mojave Desert, If You Can Find It

When it's hot, city dwellers begin to have a certain look of desperation: That single-minded determination to access the sweet summer relief of a pool. Well, here's a public pool that's completely free and available to use—provided you can locate the pool itself, which is somewhere in the middle of a 25,000… » 6/30/14 6:40pm 6/30/14 6:40pm

Crazy Humans Explain Why They Swim Outdoors in Below-Freezing Temps

There are some folks for whom stripping down to a Speedo in the dead of winter to hop into in a snow-lined outdoor pool sounds like a special kind of frozen-over hell. And then there is this dedicated gang of water-lovin' types who will get their laps in at the London Fields Lido no matter the weather. It's a true… » 5/18/14 12:00pm 5/18/14 12:00pm

iRobot's Mirra 530 Gets More Power To Better Compete With Pool Boys

iRobot's updated Mirra 530 pool-cleaning robot promises to make it even easier to tidy up your cement pond come summer. Designed to replace the company's Verro 500 model, the Mirra features a set of large wheels instead of treads to better hug the ground and walls of a pool, as well as a more powerful suction and… » 1/04/13 9:57am 1/04/13 9:57am

Olympic-Sized Pool Boat Is an Instant Tourist Attraction—Just Add Water

The city of Antwerp is currently in the process of converting an old ferry boat into its newest tourist attraction—an almost 400-foot long swimming pool that will double as a skating rink in the cold winter months. It's an idea that's so simply genius we think every city should build one. » 5/03/12 3:40pm 5/03/12 3:40pm

This Building's Balconies Are Actually Swimming Pools

Witness this architectural nightmare and deadly accident waiting to happen: a 37-story, twin tower apartment building that has apartments with swimming pools instead of balconies. Or balconies that are really swimming pools enclosed in glass. Or... whatever. No matter what you want to call this, I would call it crazy. » 3/30/12 7:00pm 3/30/12 7:00pm