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10 top-notch swimming pools open to the public

By: Catie Leary on May 27, 2014, 10:26 a.m.
Kastrup Søbad

Photo: Lisa Risager/Flickr

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Kastrup Sea Baths

This Copenhagen marvel is less of a swimming pool and more of a swimming area. Situated off a 100-meter-long dock extending out over the Øresund Sound in the Baltic Sea, this "architectural pearl" boasts beauty as well as functionality.

The bath's circular shape, inspired by a conch, protects swimmers from cold winds. The decks and walkways, built of saltwater-resistant azobe wood, are a perfect place for non-swimmers to take an evening stroll and catch great views of Sweden's Saltholm Island.