This is not your average hotel’s backyard swimming pool. Surpassing Brussels Nemo 33 as the world’s deepest pool, the Y-40 Deep Joy located at the Hotel Terme Millepini in Italy reaches a terrifying depth of 40 meters. That’s equivalent to a 12-storey building or nine double-decker buses piled on top of each other. Let us catch a breath before plunging into details.
Measuring 21x18m, the Y-40 pool has various intermediary depths and caves for technical activities before it becomes a narrow hole-like tunnel as the depths plummet straight down. Designed by architect Emanuele Boaretto, the pool contains 4300mc of thermal water kept at a temperature of between 32-34°C so you can swim and dive in just your normal swimming costume rather than having to wear a wetsuit.
For non-swimmers, there is a unique transparent tunnel that is suspended underwater to soak in the magnificent views of the man-made lagoon. There is also a sunbathing deck with loungers on the roof. Activities at the pool include scuba diving, free diving, aqua fitness, watsu, hydro-kinesi therapy and exercises for pregnant women.
The pool has been operating since June. Italian free divers Umberto Pelizzari, and Enzo Maiorca inaugurated the pool. Freediver Ilaria Molinari even dressed as a mermaid to dive down to 40 meters to wow the onlookers.
The four-star Hotel Terme Millepini within the region of Villa Duodo has 100 elegant rooms (starting from $ 250 per person per night) overlooking the green landscape of the Park, cultivated fields as well as the thermal pools.