11. Amangani Resort
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
The Amangani Resort is located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Most people come for the skiing, but everything about this place is a posh celebration of the American West. That extends to the pool, a heated outdoor infinity pool that's designed to give you the perfect view of the surrounding countryside. There's a smaller heated jacuzzi nestled up to it, and since both of them are heated, you can admire the nearby Grand Tetons even when they're covered in snow.
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10. Harrah's Resort Pool
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Nobody does opulence quite like casinos, and Harrah's Resort Atlantic City is one of the best examples. In the daytime, the pool serves hotel guests, but at night, it becomes a landmark of the nightclub scene as neon lights shine under the glass dome and celebrities like Kim Kardashian show up to party. That's not something you can say about your average hotel pool.
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9. Viceroy Miami
Viceroy Miami actually has two pools. One is an infinity pool on the 15th floor that checks in at 300 feet long—almost double an Olympic-sized pool. Of course, if you'd rather party than swim, you can check out Fifty, the nightclub and pool on—you guessed it—the 50th floor of the Viceroy.
8. The Kitchukov Family Pool
It's not unheard of to see $1,000,000 worth of features around a pool. After all, we've run all kinds of articles featuring spas and waterparks—but this pool is unique in that it's privately-owned. Anthony and Marianna Kitchukov came to America from communist Bulgaria over 20 years ago and found success starting a plumbing business in Arizona. The pool was Marianna's pet project over nine months, inspired by the lavish pool at the Mirage in Las Vegas.
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7. Tranquility Estate
Zephyr Cove, Nevada
This estate was built for Joel Horowitz, the former Executive Chairman of the Board at Tommy Hilfiger. It has about eight buildings sitting on 210 acres, but one of the standouts is this incredible swimming pool. With a vaulted ceiling and glass everywhere—from the skylight to the mosaic floors—this pool is the perfect picture of stately elegance. If for some reason it's not what you're looking for, though, there's also a private lake on the estate.
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6. The Double Decker Pool
This private home is estimated to be worth $1.7 million. In some places in California, that gets you a garage in somebody else's house, but in Dallas, it gets you this gorgeous two-tiered pool behind your 7-bedroom, 12-bathrom house.
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5. Hilton Waikoloa Village
Waikoloa Village, Hawaii
The Hilton Waikoloa Village describes itself as an "oceanfront playground," and that's not an unfair description. Of course, water is everywhere, from sunset diving in the ocean to the canals that run through the resort. But the pools - which include a 175-foot waterslide, waterfalls, a "family pool" and an "adults-only" pool are all incredible.
4. The Villa Casa Casuarina
Miami Beach, Florida
Barton G. Weiss transformed this home on ocean drive into a luxury hotel. Well, "home" is a little reductive—it was Gianni Versace's estate, "Casa Casuarina," which means that everything here is at least good enough for Versace himself. The Thousand Mosaic swimming pool may not be the biggest pool in Florida, but it's probably the poshest, and with stays starting at $2,500 a night, it had better be.
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3. Coliseum Pool at The Resort at Pelican Hill
Newport Coast, California
The Resort at Pelican Hill boasts the largest circular pool in the world with a diameter of over 136 feet. Inspired by its Roman namesake, the pool features vaulted arches and is made of over 1 million hand-laid mosaic tiles. If you're somehow unimpressed, there's also the private Villa Club pool, staffed by pool attendants and offering a perfect view of Newport Beach.
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2. The Joule
The Joule is a Dallas landmark, and while this pool isn't particularly huge or ornate, it is heated and comes with a cool poolside bar. Oh, and it's a cantilevered structure that juts out over the streets of Dallas with a clear wall that lets you look out over downtown while you're underwater.
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1. Grand Wailea
Grand Wailea is known for the "Wailea Canyon Activity Pool," which is the most boring name possible for something this cool. The "activity pool" covers 25,700 square feet, and includes nine pools on six levels, interconnected by rivers, slides, waterfalls, and "the world's first water elevator." You can sign up for a cabana as far out as a year in advance.
(image via Grand Wailea)