Y-40 | The World’s Deepest Swimming Pool
Video of the inauguration ceremony of the world’s deepest pool ‘Y-40’ on June 5
Ideator and architect of Y-40: Arch. Emanuele Boaretto
Record depth measurement of Y-40: -42,15m
Measurement done by: Umberto Pelizzari on June 5th 2014
Mermaid: Ilaria Molinari
Photography and Video by: Fabio Ferioli
On the grounds of Hotel Terme Millepini near Padua, Italy you can find the deepest swimming pool in the world. It’s called the Y-40 and this special pool was designed by architect Emanuele Boaretto. According to the project’s website, Boaretto’s goal was “to build the best swimming pool in the world.” While that measurement is a bit subjective, the pool is Guinness World Records-certified as the world’s deepest swimming pool for diving.
Y-40’s name is a reference to its depth, with the “-40” denoting that the pool plunges about 40 meters; or about 131 feet at its deepest point. (Guinness claims it’s even deeper).
According to Guinness, the pool holds 1,135,939 gallons of thermal water. It is currently used for dive training, leisure diving and scientific research. Anyone can visit the hotel and explore the adjoining Y-40 pool. You can just sign up to book a hotel room and a dive at the same time.
There is a transparent tunnel that allow you to enjoy the underwater scenery and divers without having to hold your breath or get wet.