A historical pool
The only pool in the National Register of Historic Places took shape as George Merrick has been working hard to create a fabulous neighborhood in Miami that today boasts beautiful buildings and lush greenery that frames streets and homes alike. In its midst, sits what used to be an old quarry. Eureka, he must have thought, let’s make this into a public pool! Consequently, this explains the coral rock that decorates the border of the pool.
The Pool Water
Spring water from an underground aquifer fills the lagoon. In and effort to conserve water, the pool is drained back to the aquifer to recycle the water, every single night. This is done by using natural filtration processes of the ground to maintain the crystal clear characteristic of the pool without depleting the aquifer. Genius.
The Venetian Connection
Visiting The Venetian Pool
Once the maximum capacity of the Venetian Pool is reached, that is it. No additional tickets are sold for the day. Nevertheless, this pool is a widely known secret that few take advantage of. If you can’t make it early, consider arriving late in the afternoon. Most tourists will have left the pools, and usually Miami locals enjoy outdoor activities mostly after 4pm. A great insight is that they do not flock to this pool.
Dipping into the pool
What a pleasure it is to splish splash in the footsteps of history. While youat the Venetian pools, consider this fun fact: the acoustics of the pool are so good that often it was drained for the Miami Symphony to play in it. The last time this happened, was in 2001 to mark the 75th anniversary of the pool.