With the warmer months fast approaching, finding a place to take a dip and cool off is a must! Not everyone wants to swim in the ocean with the fishies, so what better alternative than a swimming pool? The Venetian Pool in Coral Gables, FL stands out among all the others as the largest freshwater swimming pool in all of the U.S and it is truly a stunning work of magic.
The Venetian Pool holds 820,000 gallons of water, with the massive pool being filled with crisp cool water from a natural underground aquifer. In the spring and summer months, this pool is drained back into the aquifer which maintains and replenishes it so it doesn't dry up and works as a natural water filter - super cool- and then refill it daily; the water is always a pristine shade of shimmering turquoise.
Just look at how gorgeous this pool is:
The beautiful fresh water from the aquifer isn't the only thing that sets the gigantic swimming pool apart. The pool is perfectly accented with 2 stunning waterfalls that are the perfect scenic backdrop for all of your Instagram pictures. There is even a cute little bridge and neat architectural features that can add to your photos' luxurious Venice Vibes.
The pool was created in 1923 from a coral rock quarry, which was also used to line and accentuate the beauty of this pool. This unique feature gives this pool even more eye-catching elegance. The accents around the pool and building on site give off Vibes of Venice as if you took a trip to Little Italy right here in sunny Florida.
As the largest freshwater swimming pool, it is also the only swimming pool protected and listed by the National Register of Historic Places and is still open for us to enjoy.
We're already in our suits and can't wait to dive in! The Venetian Pool is located at 2701 de Soto Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL 33134. Admission is $13 for non-resident adults, or a mere $5.50 if you're a local, which goes towards keeping this magical place absolutely perfect for many years to come.
For more information on their hours of operation, you can visit their website here.
We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit a potentially hazardous location, you check for the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.