Y-40 sounds like the name of a sci-fi flick, but it’s currently the world’s deepest indoor swimming pool, located in the small Italian town of Montegrotto Terme. Measuring 21 X 18 meters (69 X 59 feet) with a maximum depth of 40 meters (131 feet), it contains approximately 4,300 cubic meters of spa water and is kept at the constant temperature of 32°C – 34°C (about 90°F). Continue reading for a Y-40 free diving video as well as the entire inauguration ceremony.
If you wish to visit (or swim in) this pool, simply book a room at the 4-star Hotel Terme Millepini. Activities include: scuba diving, free diving, aqua fitness, watsu, and hydro-kinesi therapy. Architect Emanuele Boaretto says, “Y-40 is unique in its field thanks to the spa water, which cannot be outsourced. We want to open up new medium and long term work prospects to try and guarantee prosperity, not only for my company but also for the surrounding land and society.”