The 10 most beautiful natural pools in the worldBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/article/the-10-most-beautiful-natural-pools-in-the-world1.html
There are a lot of beautiful reservoirs in the world, and each can be considered unique in its own way. People have long not only admired the beauty of moving water, but also take water baths with pleasure, even where the flow of water has a significant force.
We present an overview of the most beautiful places around the world where you can swim in the crystal clear blue-green waters of an imaginary paradise.
Little River Canyon, Alabama, USA
Little River Canyon is a national nature reserve in Alabama. It is known for its waterfalls Desoto Falls, Little Falls and Grace High Falls. The canyon stretches for 12 miles and has several beautiful pools that are popular with locals in the height of summer.
Thassos Island, Greece
These beautiful natural lagoons with pristine water resemble a pool carved into the rocks. If you come to Athens, stay on the island of Thassos and experience these beautiful lagoons for yourself.
Ik Kil, Cenote, Mexico
Cenote Ik Kil is located 3 km from the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza. The depth of this funnel is about 85 meters. Enterprising Mexicans built a hotel near Cenote. There is no pool there, and the IR Keel replaces it. The term "cenote" comes from the word "dzonot", which in the Mayan language meant "cave with water".
Havasu Falls, Supai, Arizona, USA
It's definitely an oasis in the desert, and if you've wandered around enough to stumble upon it and thought it was a mirage, you should take a dip in the waters of Arizona's Havasu Falls. Havasu Falls is located south of Grand Canyon National Park and can only be reached by helicopter or by walking ten miles with pack mules. Havasu Falls fills up in the spring, so the water remains at a stable level and the temperature is 70 degrees Fahrenheit all year round.
Ginnie Springs, Florida, USA
A very beautiful place where springs are beating. Approximately 240 km from Tampa. The water is clear and cool. Swimming in it is a pleasure.
Fairy Pools, Scotland
Fairy pools on the Isle of Skye are a series of cold pools and waterfalls that evoke a magical and unforgettable feeling with their beauty.
Tat Kuang Si Waterfall, Luang Prabang, Laos
Tat Quang Si is a waterfall located approximately 32 km south of Luang Prabang on the left bank of the Mekong, on the territory of the national Park of the same name. The waterfall consists of a main cascade with a height of 54 m and a series of cascades of lower height. Ten meters below the second cascade is a small cave. Between the cascades there are several pools with water of a rich turquoise hue.
The unusual color is due to the fact that water flows through limestone rocks and soil layers containing limestone, and actively converts the calcium carbonate contained in them into soluble calcium bicarbonate due to the high content of carbon dioxide in soil waters. Calcium bicarbonate is unstable and falls as a crystalline precipitate to the bottom, forming a so-called stratum. Dissolved carbonates give the water in the pools of the waterfall a deep turquoise color. A number of other waterfalls in Southeast Asia have similar water properties. One of the most famous is Erawan in Thailand.
The water consumption at Tat Quang Si strongly depends on the time of year, since a significant part of the water feeding the waterfall is rainwater. It is most full-flowing from August to November. Tat Quang Si is located on the slope of a mountain covered with dense vegetation, consisting mainly of mixed deciduous forest. The waterfall is popular with locals who come here on weekends for swimming and family picnics. Entrance to the territory is paid and is 20,000 kip, which allows you to maintain cleanliness around the waterfall and monitor the condition of the surrounding forest. There is a trail along the waterfall. Below the main tier there is a bridge and a ladder by which you can climb to the top of the cliff.
Sliding Rock, Brevard, North Carolina, USA
An unusual waterfall with a swimming pool, where people roll down the stones in turn. It's fun!
Blue Lagoon Resort, Grindavik, Iceland
This is one of the slightly more commercial reservoirs, but nevertheless exciting. The water temperature is 37-39 °C / 98-102 °F. The lagoon has six million liters of geothermal seawater, which is renewed every 40 hours. Regular sampling shows that bacteria do not develop in this ecosystem, and additional disinfectants such as chlorine are not needed.
Devil's Pool, Victoria Falls, Zambia
Is there a more dangerous pool in the world than the Devil's pool? It is located on the edge of Victoria Falls. It doesn't stop people from swimming there. The image is so fantastic that some people tend to think it's fake. Swimming is possible only from September to December, when the river is shallow enough not to sweep people right into the waterfall, but at least one person dies every year.