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In some of the most picturesque coastal areas around the globe, it's not just the beach that has everyone talking. Tropical resorts are giving pool time a whole new meaning, with adrenaline-pumping thrills, fun for the whole family, total relaxation and sky's-the-limit service. This season, we're heading to some of the most exclusive, jaw-dropping resort pools in the world to show you the seven water wonders.

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Nemo 33 in Brussels, Belgium, is the world's deepest man-made diving pool. 960 1280

  

Divers at Nemo 33 can plunge 108 feet into a man-made abyss. 960 1280

  

You need to be a personal friend of the owners to visit this private pool built by Red Rock Contractors in Gilbert, AZ. 960 1280

  

The country's fanciest private pool features a waterfall, waterslide, fountains and lighting components. 960 1280

  

Designed by Phillipe Stark, Miami's Icon Brickell has a reflection pool, lap pool and the world's largest hot tub. 960 1280

  

The NASA pool in Houston is used to simulate outer space here on Earth for astronauts training for their space flights. 960 1280

  

At the Starkenberger Brewery in Tarrenz, Austria, you can take a dip in the world's only pool filled entirely with beer. 960 1280

  

At the Golden Nugget pool in Las Vegas, you can come face to face with over 300 different types of fish and 16 sharks. 960 1280

  

The 27x14-foot pool at the Hotel Grace doubles as a sexy nightclub where New Yorkers can sip drinks and mingle. 960 1280

  

The San Alfonso Del Mar Resort in Algarrobo, Chile, has the largest pool on the planet, covering 20 acres. 960 1280

  

Tucked deep inside the Utah mountains is a natural cave filled with crystal-clear water known simply as the Crater. 960 1280

  

Travel through a 100-foot limestone tunnel to access the Crater, the only warm-water, scuba-diving destination in the US. 960 1280

  

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Crown Fountain, Millenium Park, Chicago, Illinois
Crown Fountain, Chicago

Crown Fountain, Chicago

Designed by Jaume Plensa, the Crown Fountain in Chicago's Millennium Park consists of two 50-foot glass brick towers facing each other across a black granite plaza. LED screens project the faces of smiling Chicago residents who take turns spurting water into the 1/8th-inch deep reflecting pool. 960 1280

City of Chicago  

Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park, Missouri

Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park, Missouri

Play in the shallows of the East Fork of the Black River or shoot through "Mother Nature's hydraulics" in the natural swimming holes at Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park in Middle Brook, Mo. 960 1280

Missouri Division of Tourism  

Ohiopyle State Park, Pa.

Ohiopyle State Park, Pa.

Cool off on the natural waterslides, courtesy of Mother Nature, the Youghiogheny River Gorge and thousands of years of erosion. 960 1280

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Central Park, NY

Central Park, NY

Who says you can't keep cool in the city? Park yourself alongside the Bethesda Fountain in Central park or take to the Lake in a rented rowboat from Loeb’s boathouse. 960 1280

Jen Davis  

Robert H. Treman State Park, NY

Robert H. Treman State Park, NY

Take a dip in the stream-fed pool beneath the 115-foot Lucifer Falls, at Robert H. Treman State Park in the Finger Lakes. 960 1280

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Noah's Ark Water Park, Wis.

Noah's Ark Water Park, Wis.

Families visiting Noah's Ark, America's largest water park, have more than 51 exhilirating slides and two giant wave pools from which to choose. 960 1280

Noah's Ark  

Blue Hole Regional Park, Texas

Blue Hole Regional Park, Texas

Picture yourself plunging into Blue Hole from a rope swing... This good ol' fashioned Texas swimming hole became a 126-acre regional park in 2005. 960 1280

Robert Thigpen  

Delaware River, NJ

Delaware River, NJ

Flowing for 330 miles from New York through Pensylvannia, families typically float down the Delaware River from Frenchtown, NJ, where they rent tubes, canoes, kayaks or rafts. 960 1280

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Schlitterbahn Water Park, Texas

Schlitterbahn Water Park, Texas

Opened in the heart of Texas Hill Country in 1966, Schlitterbahn now has bragging rights to the world's tallest water slide, Verrückt. However, it hasn’t sacrificed its family-first atmosphere, such as allowing visitors to bring their own picnics into the park. 960 1280

Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts  

Lareau Swimming Hole, Vt.

Lareau Swimming Hole, Vt.

Cool, green water from the Mad River flows into deep ponds and gentle rapids at Lareau Swim Hole. With multiple depths, it's a popular spot for all ages, easily accessible from Waitsfield, Vt. 960 1280

Doug Kerr  

Wet 'n Wild Water Park, Orlando, Fla.

Wet 'n Wild Water Park, Orlando, Fla.

Minutes from Universal Orlando, Wet 'n Wild has the requisite lazy river and wave pool expected of any water park worth its salt. New thrill rides, like the Aqua Drag Racer where visitors can go head-to-head in four lanes of high-speed slides, attract thrill-seeking crowds. 960 1280

Wet ’n Wild Orlando  

Waterfalls, Hawaii

Waterfalls, Hawaii

From Maui to Kauai to O'ahu, Hawaii boasts plenty of hiking trails to explore. Once you reach the end of the trail, take a dip in one of the cool, refreshing swimming holes before heading back down the mountain. 960 1280

Hawaii Tourism Authority/Tor Johnson   

Brownstone Park, Conn.

Brownstone Park, Conn.

This adventure center in Portland, Conn., provides an adrenaline-pumping plunge into the water from a zip line. Spend the rest of the day rock climbing, cliff jumping, swimming, kayaking and more. 960 1280

Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park  

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