Photos: Amazing Public Pools

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For more than a century, Tasman Sea waves have crashed against—and into—the Bondi Icebergs' pool in Bondi Beach, Australia.
Locals who want to become Icebergs (i.e., earn their official stripes as winter swimmers) must log 75 swims here during the winter months.
Berliners clamber aboard the Badeschiff (literally, "bathing ship"), which floats in Germany's Spree River.
Torsten Seidel
Summer attractions include yoga classes, concerts, movie screenings, a cafe, and a man-made beach.
Torsten Seidel
  Records of the healing waters on the site of Gellért Thermal Baths in Budapest, Hungary, date back to the 15th century.
Courtesy colros/Flickr
  The effervescent swimming pool in the art-nouveau-style main hall stretches 98 feet long under the double-height glass roof.
The 1,000-foot-long Barton Springs Pool in Austin, Texas, is found in idyllic Zilker Metropolitan Park, south of downtown.
  The natural springs that feed the pool were once considered sacred by Native Americans, who believed in their healing powers.
Water temperatures rise from 68 to 78 degrees in the summertime.
The Blue Lagoon, outside of Reykjavík, Iceland, warms visitors with its 100-degree seawater.
Steam rises from these sky blue hot springs across a surreal landscape of black lava mounds.
The Blue Lagoon also offers a wellness center, which draws visitors from around the globe.
Vienna, Austria's Krapfenwaldlbad Park has four heated pools for swimmers, socializers, and families.
Courtesy MA 44 Vienna
The main pool has become a fixture in the city's summer social scene.
Courtesy MA 44 Vienna
  The pools' exclusive views over the entire city and vineyards—as well as other bathers—make them exceptional.
Courtesy MA 44 Vienna
This circular wooden pavilion in the Baltic Sea, Kastrup Søbad, is a seven-minute train trip from the heart of downtown Copenhagen.
Ole Haupt
The Danish "sea bath" spirals in a way that shields bathers from the wind.
Ole Haupt
The walls also intentionally slope to provide views of the three miles of beaches nearby.
From the rooftop pool at Thermae Bath Spa in Bath, England, visitors can take in the ornate towers of 17th-century Bath Abbey in the center of town.
Courtesy Thermae Bath Spa London
Thermae's Minerva Bath boasts massage jets, a whirlpool, and a "lazy river."
Dave Sanders
In Thermae's Cross Bath building (erected on a Celtic goddess-worshipping site), the mineral-rich water boils up out of the earth at 113 degrees.
Courtesy Thermae Bath Spa London
Coral Gables Venetian Pool in Florida was created in 1924 by the city's founder, George Merrick.
Courtesy Coral Gables Parks and Recreation
The eight-foot-deep lagoon is drained every night and refilled with 820,000 gallons of spring water.
Courtesy Coral Gables Parks and Recreation
  At the Piscine Olympique d'Antigone in Montpellier, France, bathers' diversions include a five-lane pool beneath the retractable roof.
  The leisure pool, named for the goddess Venus, features a whirlpool and the most chic waterslide you've ever seen (leave it to the French).
Courtesy Piscine Olympique d'Antigone

Open to the public, these 10 pools are our top picks for staying cool this summer—so dive right in!

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