Hearst PoolWe just found out that Saturday, July 11, is National Swimming Pool Day ... and here we are with no pool. We could hop over to the community swimming hole in our neighborhood, but the local kids kicked us out when they saw our bad tan. Instead, we're going for a DIY solution and building our own backyard pool -- we just need a little inspiration. Should we try to outdig the world's largest pool, or just fulfill our dream of crafting something guitar-shaped?

Take a dip in some of our favorite pools, after the jump.

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Wildest Swimming Pools
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Wildest Swimming Pools

Wildest Swimming Pools

    A man sails a boat in the world's largest swimming pool at a seaside resort in Algarrobo, 95 km west from Santiago, 28 January, 2008. Acknowledged by the Guinness World Records, the lagoon measures 1,013 metres (3,323 ft)) in length, covers an area of eight hectares (20 acres), contains 250,000 cubic meters of water and is navigable in small boats.

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    Aerial view of the world's largest swimming pool at a seaside resort in Algarrobo, 95 km west from Santiago.

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    The dog days of summer as guests, Roxy a Malamute, Doodle a Labrador mix and Cleo a Great Dane rest beside the bone shaped pool at the Canyon View Training Ranch For Dogs in Topanga, California.

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    Mark Gubaniy, whose daughter Kaitlin drowned in a swimming pool in 1999, does breaststroke in an 80,000 litre pool mounted on the back of a truck at the completion of the 6,500 km Swim Across Australia child drowning prevention campaign in Sydney. Gubaniy and a team of nine other swimmers spent 20 days travelling in the mobile pool from Geraldton in Western Australia to Sydney for the Royal Life Saving Society. In Australia, the number one cause of preventable death in children under the age of five is drowning.

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    A swimming poool in the shape of a cat at the Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami, circa 1955.

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    Actor Victor Garber, star of CBS TV movie, Liberace: Behind The Music, lounging in front of a piano shaped pool, wearing robe & slippers.

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    This pool is in the Seagaia Resort in Japan. Capable of holding up to 10,000 people and with a Volcano that "erupts" every 15 minutes.

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    Apparently every third pool in Nashville must be shaped like a guitar, who knew?

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    The Neptune Pool at Hearst Castle was rebuilt three times to suit its owner's tastes. Its centerpiece is the facade of an ancient Roman temple that William Randolph Hearst had purchased and imported to California.

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    The Swimming pool of the Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

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