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Distracted Driver Crashes Into Swimming Pool

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This pool season seems to be rife with crazy pool videos that we just can’t get enough of. Another Reddit post is going viral as you can see in the video, a distracted driver just obliterates this fence and crashes into a pool. You don’t have to wait long for the action to start in this video. Approximately 2 seconds into the clip the residential above ground pool just explodes when an SUV completely crashes through the fence and just annihilates the pool.

Luckily for both the homeowner and the driver, nobody was in the pool at the time. If anyone was unfortunate enough to be swimming in the pool at the time of this accident, it’s doubtful they would have survived. The SUV must have been traveling at an incredible rate of speed to do the type of damage seen in the video.

A backyard camera caught the entire event though from start to finish. At the very start of the video the SUV appears to catch some hang time ala Dukes of Hazard. Blink and you’d miss it, the action happens so quickly. One second you are looking at nice backyard setup in a modest home with a trampoline and above ground pool set up for the kids. The next moment, absolutely carnage in the backyard.

The rest of the video captures neighbors and onlookers investigating the scene of the accident. One humorous moment of the video captures the driver putting back on her wig as she surveys the damage she just caused.

Pool News coverage brought to you by Pool Magazine's own Marcus Packer. Marcus Packer is a 20 year pool industry veteran pool builder and pool service technician. In addition to being a swimming pool professional, Marcus has been a writer and long time contributor for Newsweek Magazine's home improvement section and more recently for Florida Travel + Life. Have a story idea or tip you'd like to share with Pool Magazine? Email mpacker@poolmagazine.com your story idea.

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Deepest Pool In The World – Deep Dive Dubai

Visitors can free dive and explore an entire sunken city at Deeb Dive Dubai, the world’s deepest swimming pool.

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The world’s tallest building and the world’s largest mall are already located in Dubai. The world famous city now has the distinction of having the world’s deepest swimming pool.

Deep Dive Dubai debuted on July 7, barely ten days after Guinness World Records designated it the world’s deepest dive pool.

The new indoor pool has a depth of about 200 feet and a capacity of nearly 3.7 million gallons of water. It also has a large underwater attraction that looks like a “sunken city” that divers can explore on their own or with a guide.

Visitors can free dive and explore an entire sunken city in Deeb Dive Dubai, the world’s deepest swimming pool.

Explore a Sunken City in Deep Dive Dubai

Dubai’s new vertical diving pool contains the vestiges of a forgotten sunken city, with graffiti, collapsing structures, and a big photo of Marilyn Monroe hanging on the wall. There’s an arcade featuring a classic Pac-Man game, foosball, and a pool table, as well as an apartment complex and library.

Guinness World Records has certified the pool as the world’s deepest swimming pool for diving. It holds the equivalent of six Olympic swimming pools. According to Deep Dive Dubai, it is 15 meters deeper than any other dive site.

According to the firm, the facility, which is shaped like an oyster in honor of the UAE’s pearl diving legacy, is also the region’s largest underwater film studio.

Beginners can dive to a depth of 40 feet, while certified divers can explore the entire pool with or without a guide. Certified divers can also “free dive” while attached to a fixed ascent line, which means diving without a tank and relying solely on their own air. There are also courses offered to educate a variety of new talents.

Bookings are only accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Will Smith, an actor and rapper, documented his visit in an Instagram post that has received over 3 million likes in just four days.

Deep Dive Dubai’s pool is 196 feet deep and contains 3.7 million gallons of freshwater, roughly the same equivalent of six Olympic-sized swimming pools. Scuba diving and freediving are two ways for swimmers to explore the pool. The pool also boasts 56 underwater cameras monitoring the sunken city.

The pool breaks the world record of 147 feet set by Poland’s Deepspot pool. According to the website, due to the scale of the underwater city, numerous dives are required to thoroughly explore it.

The new Deep Dive Dubai pool is regulated at a pleasant 86 degrees Fahrenheit, which should make exploring the depths of the pool a comfortable experience for divers. The sheer magnitude of this new attraction, has captured the world’s imagination and is creating a long waiting list of visitors eager to try out the new pool.

Featured Photo Credit: Antonie Robertson/ The National

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Slip N Fly Pool Ride Goes Viral

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Slip N Fly in Tijuana Mexico is going Viral in new Tik Tok video making the rounds on social media.

A social media influencer uploaded a stunning video of a thrilling water slide in Mexico that has many viewers wondering – where is it and how can I try it out?

Drew Dirksen went to Tijuana’s Albercas El Vergel water park. Local farmer Lucio Salazar González erected a pool on his estate in 1964, and the theme park was born. Since then, the park has undergone multiple upgrades and expansions, including the addition of the park’s most thrilling attraction, the Slip N Fly water slide.

Three of Dirksen’s companions lay flat on their bellies at the top of the ride in his video. Each person had their own column, which at first appeared to be just like any other water slide. They fell down swiftly, but the slide’s bottom curled upward. They were propelled several feet into the air before landing in a large pool.

Over 16.8 million people viewed the TikTok video. People were taken aback.

Someone asked, “Am I the only one who believed one was going to go over the pool?”

“I’m terrified, but this looks like fun,” added another.

A user remarked, “I really thought they were going to smack into the concrete.”

However, it wasn’t all fun and games in Dirksen’s extended YouTube video version, as a Slip N Fly rider got injured.

“Someone just flew off and got injured. I think that’s it for now,” Dirksen added. Which isn’t surprising given the velocity and altitude achieved before riders land in the pool.

In 2016, the Slip N Fly made its debut. Gerardo Salazar, the park’s founder’s son, desired an extreme addition to the park, which already had a wave pool and a 344-foot tube water slide.

Salazar told The San Deigo Union-Tribune, “A lot of people told me I was crazy.”

But he’s having the last laugh: the Slip N Fly raised income at the water park by 20%. Tell us in the comments, would you ever get on this crazy ride?

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This Time Lapse Vinyl Liner Replacement is so Satisfying

This 2 minute long vinyl liner replacement may be the most satisfying thing you’ll watch all week

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Vinyl Liner Replacement in Pool is so Satisfying to Watch - Time Lapse Video

We caught this great video posted on Facebook recently by Brian Conners showcasing the crew at River City Pool & Spa out of Hixson, TN – knocking out a vinyl liner installation. It’s always a treat to watch skilled tradesmen at work, and this is definitely a skill that Conners made sure to pass down to the next generation. Check out this incredible time lapse footage captured by the homeowner and produced by Josh Huff.

The video is about 2 minutes long but it breaks down the entire process of removing a vinyl liner and installing a brand new one. Tara to the rescue! The new vinyl liner is a night and day improvement over the old one wouldn’t you say? It’s always fun to watch these videos sped up.

More and more homeowners have taken to recording pool contractors and we must admit, it’s pretty entertaining to watch. These two guys absolutely crush this vinyl liner replacement and make the entire process look easy. It’s amazing what a new Tara liner can do to completely revitalize the interior of a pool. Another stunner for the summer and man those homeowners couldn’t be happier.

Awesome footage of River City Pool & Spa doing what they do best. Check them out on Facebook and don’t forget to drop us a line in the comments and tell them what you thought of their video.

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