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Swimming Pools

10 Serene Swimming Holes You Should Visit This Summer

The Active Times | Posted 07.30.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

Defined as a natural body of fresh water usually situated near a river, stream, creek or spring, these smaller but still substantial bodies of water are scattered all across the U.S. and offer even those who live in non-coastal areas the opportunity to wade and play in the water on warm spring and summer days.

I Really Need a Fish in My Life

James M. Chesbro | Posted 07.15.2014 | Parents
James M. Chesbro

"Daddy," he said, turning toward me, the palms of his not-yet 3-year-old hands up, arms spread. "I really need a fish in my life." He squinted his eyes, the wrinkles in his sun-kissed face pressed for an appeal.

Who Needs A Vacation When You've Got One Of These

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 05.01.2014 | HuffPost Home

What if you never had to hop on a plane to a fancy resort, because you had your very own fantasy pool waiting in the backyard? Plenty of homes have...

I Shaved My Body Hair for This?

Galanty Miller | Posted 06.28.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

I was a very lucky child because, growing up, we didn't have a pool in our backyard.

Relax on the Edge of Forever: 8 Breathtaking Infinity Pools

FlipKey | Posted 06.16.2014 | Travel

Many homes today have a swimming pool, but how many homeowners can boast that they have a luxury infinity pool with the perfect view? Curious about wh...

Luxe Chinese Dining and Blissful Swimming at the Shangri-La Paris

Edward Schneider | Posted 06.08.2014 | Travel
Edward Schneider

If you're looking to treat yourself to a Paris luxury hotel but can't make up your mind which one, the Shangri-La's pool could well tip the balance.

April Pools: 8 Amazing Indoor Pools That Could Be Yours

Redfin | Posted 05.31.2014 | HuffPost Home

Are April showers bringing you down? Here are eight incredible indoor pools that you can enjoy no matter the weather. It may be April Fools' Day, but ...

The River Thames Could Become A Giant Swimming Pool

Posted 02.14.2014 | Travel

Would you like to go for a swim in the River Thames? British architecture firm Studio Octopi released designs this week for public swimming areas ...

11 Gorgeous Swim-Up Suites (PHOTOS)

Oyster | Posted 04.05.2014 | Travel

If you love lazing away the day in the hotel pool, you can't do much better than staying in a swim-up suite, where it's possible to dip into the water right from your back door. Who wants to walk when you're on vacation in a tropical paradise?

London Hotel Luxury: The Connaught Enters The 21st Century

Edward Schneider | Posted 11.01.2013 | Travel
Edward Schneider

If you're going to be a luxurious hotel in the 21st century, you need somewhere for guests to swim and steam and be massaged: a tall order in an Edwardian building in crowded Mayfair.

LOOK: This Home Has A Secret To Surviving Winter

Posted 10.29.2013 | HuffPost Home

A Caribbean cruise or vacation rental south of the equator are one way to escape the impending winter chill, and then there's developer Keith Jacobso...

When An Uncle's Nearly Younger Than His Nephews

Tom Cramer | Posted 12.05.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

As it is, I've been an uncle since I was two years old, and I can honestly say that has been the coolest part of my situation.

10 Cool Pools

Home Away | Posted 10.26.2013 | Travel
Home Away

As late summer sizzles on, we can't think of anything more refreshing than these 10 amazing swimming pools at bed and breakfasts around the world. Grab your sunscreen and dive in.

Town Swimming Pools: A Suburban Paradise

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 10.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Bonni Brodnick

From an aerial view, swimming pools are turquoise jewels amidst neighborhood landscapes. And whether the pools are in-ground, above-ground, on the roof, in the basement or at the country club, these welcoming aquatic basins have been attracting swimmers for thousands of years.

Beating The Heat 70s Style

Tom Cramer | Posted 09.26.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I think the moms had a secret summer schedule: rotate the hosting house, sprinkler placement and Kool-Aid. That facilitated cool kids, happy dads and beautiful lawns.

Yes, This Is Exactly What It Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 07.21.2013 | HuffPost Home

We've seen some pretty awesome luxury pools in our day, as well as a few home theaters that we'd do almost anything to have. But what about a private ...

PHOTOS: 10 Swim-Up Bars We Wish We Were Sitting At Now

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.17.2013 | HuffPost Home

Life doesn't get any better than this.

I'm With Stupid: Get Your Minds and Bodies Out of the Toilet

Todd Hartley | Posted 09.11.2013 | Weird News
Todd Hartley

I know that part of the joy of sex is freedom of expression -- and I think it's great when people want to try new things -- but a few of you have been embarrassing our gender these past couple of weeks.

LOOK: This Is One Of The Craziest Pools We've Ever Seen

Posted 07.10.2013 | Miami

Renderings for starchitect Zaha Hadid's upcoming residential skyscraper in downtown Miami have been released, and we're getting queasy just looking at...

WATCH: Now You Can Walk On Water

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 06.27.2013 | HuffPost Home

If your pockets are deep enough, nothing can stop you.

7 Ways To Get Your Pool Ready

The Huffington Post | Rain Embuscado | Posted 06.22.2013 | HuffPost Home

Installing a pool slide is just one of them.

Public, private funds revive 1940s-era recreation center in New Orleans

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.09.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the June 10, 2013 issue.) Last week, New Orleans reopened the John P. Lyons Memorial Center ...

Swimmer Cullen Jones Hits The Road To Promote Water Safety

AP | LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 05.22.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- In Beijing and London, U.S. Olympian Cullen Jones was fierce in the water, bringing home gold and silver and setting a world record along ...

The Garden Pool: A Sustainable Oasis in a Suburban Desert

Dark Rye | Posted 07.20.2013 | Taste
Dark Rye

From an empty swimming pool to a movement.

True Confessions of a Cabana Mama

Kari Haugeto | Posted 05.13.2013 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

I'm not a hang-out-at-the-pool kinda mama. I don't like being hot. I burn. But I learned you can survive a whole day at the pool, even if you're not a "pool" person.