Enormous Florida Pool (and House) For Sale
Anyone in Florida in the market for a ridiculously huge estate with an equally massive swimming pool?
If you have approximately $14.3 million dollars (give or take a few thousands dollars in closing costs) you could be in luck!
The owners of an East Lake mansion built just eight years ago in 2006 are looking to sell their 21,000 square foot estate that sits on a measly 16 acres. And a major selling point of the Mediterranean style home is its impressive and over-the-top pool.
Waterfalls? Check. (14 of them, to be exact).
Lazy river? Check.
Secret slide and jungle-style rope bridge? Check, check.
The pool is bigger than your typical suburban pool by eight times and the 12-foot-deep pool holds 200,000 gallons of water. That’s enough water to fill SeaWorld Orlando’s penguin pool.
No expense was spared in creating a truly unique and authentic-feeling environment. The lazy river is surrounded by stucco boulders that were handmade by the same designers of the Jurassic Park River Adventure at Universal Studio’s Islands of Adventures in Orlando.
It takes six commercial pumps and thousands of feet of buried pipelines to keep the water flowing. In addition, there are six separate heaters to keep it warm. A full-time gardener was hired to maintain the tropical plant life: palm trees, birds of paradise, and other jungle flora.
But wait, there’s more!
The pool area also includes a volcano-styled hot tub and a 15-foot diving platform.
The rest of the house is equally as over the top and decadent. The house boasts 21,000 square feet with a separate 6,200 square guest house. Thirteen full bathrooms, nine bedrooms, a six car garage, and a 1,200 bottle wine cellar are just a few of the home’s luxury features.
There’s also an entertainment wing of the home called “The Village” which was built to resemble a Mediterranean piazza. That section of the estate houses a poker and cigar pub, expansive library and book shop, an ice-creamery, and an old timey looking theater whose façade is covered in an estimated four pounds of gold-leaf trim.
It’s difficult to determine whether or not this Florida’s pool is actually the state's largest. Apparently none of the pool experts new either. The Florida Swimming Pool Association, National Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, president of Aquatic Consultants, and the editor of Luxury Pools magazine all drew blanks.
There is, however, one pool that is certainly bigger than the one at this Tampa estate and it belongs to some nobody named Celine Dion. Dion’s private island home was listed for $72 million and the estate has three separate pools, three water slides, a lazy river, and a 500,000 gallon capacity.
The home (not Dion's) is only the 2nd most expensive on the Tampa market and 8th in the state. If you can afford the 14.3 million and estimated $113,592 in annual taxes, it’s yours.