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10 superb condo swimming pools in Metro Manila

by Nivelle DumlaoPublished: September 10, 2015Updated: December 21, 2015

Take your pick: lagoon-style pools, infinity pools, indoor heated pools, resort-like pools or a man-made beach? These condos have what it takes to give you a fun and awesome swimming experience.

Are you looking for a new place to call home or venturing into investments and want to have the perfect property that will surely be your money’s worth? Amenities such as a fitness area, a business center, leisure parks, high-speed elevators, play areas, and swimming pools are definitely good signs of a quality high-rise residence.

Swimming pools have always been a key feature of any condo project. They promote health and wellness, aside from the fact that it is really fun to have one. That’s why many developers go the extra mile just to give their residents swimming pools that are one of a kind. Here are 10 of those swimming pools we deem to be truly superb.

1. Essensa Private Residences (Taguig City)

Century Properties’ premiere development in Bonifacio Global City, Essensa Private Residences is a twin-tower condo project known for its huge, high-ceilinged units with gourmet kitchens and celebrity residents. But what make this condo really tick are its swimming pools: an indoor heated lap pool, perfect for those who don’t want to get under the sun, and an outdoor pool surrounded by tall trees and with a modern lounge.

2. The Proscenium (Makati City)

Comprising five high-rise towers on a 3.5-hectare land, The Proscenium situated in Rockwell Center will welcome its new residents as early as 2018. Aside from its 600-seater theater, The Proscenium will boast not one but several swimming pools that are surrounded by lush greens and manicured gardens for their residents’ fun and relaxation, giving a resort-like vibe to this high-end residential estate.

3. One Roxas Triangle (Makati City)

Completed in 2000, One Roxas Triangle is one of Makati City’s most luxurious condos. Standing at around 572 feet high, it is also the country’s 15th tallest completed building. Its very resort-like pool area is dotted with palm trees and has a pool for adult swimmers and one for children. The lap pool has panels where residents can sit while dipping their feet in the water and little island trees for some shade from the heat of the sun.

4. Verawood Residences (Taguig City)

Developed by DMCI, Verawood Residences is a resort-style, Polynesian-inspired community situated within the Acacia Estates in Taguig City. True to its inspiration, Verawood Residences has three pools beside their open lawn or picnic area. One pool is for the kids, which has lounge chairs at the shallow end; another is the lap pool; and the last is a lounge pool for those who opt to just wade in the water.

5. The Lerato (Makati City)

The Lerato in Makati City is a three-tower condominium project by Ayala subsidiary Alveo Land. In the middle of these three towers is the pool area where a kiddie pool, a leisure pool, and a 25-sqm lap pool can be found. It has a garden ambiance with its green-themed spaces and gardens around it.

6. Pacific Plaza Towers (Taguig City)

These twin 52-story skyscrapers in Bonifacio Global City is home to a fun and interactive pool area. The pool area consists of an Olympic-size pool, a kiddie pool, wading pool, non-swimmers’ cove, and even a spa. It has a fun mini-bridge to access the kiddie pool while palm trees dot the entire pool area.

7. The Venice Luxury Residences (Taguig City)

The seven-tower Venice Residences in McKinley Hill offers its residents a European-style estate that’s quite a rarity in Metro Manila. True to its name, its swimming pool complex exudes an Italian vibe with its exterior decorations and design. It has a grand pool, a children’s pool, a spa, and even a Jacuzzi that can be enjoyed in this Venice-inspired residential community.

8. Tivoli Garden Residences (Mandaluyong City)

This condo estate situated in Mandaluyong City (just across the Pasig River from Makati) offers not just a comfortable residence but also a fun one. Their pool area located in the middle of the complex offers more than just relaxation. They have three pools: a kiddie pool, a leisure pool and an Olympic-size lap pool, while water jets make these pools more interactive and fun, especially for kids. There is also a pool deck for those who choose to just wade in the pool.

9. Gramercy Residences (Makati City)

Another high-rise residential condo in Makati City is Gramercy Residences, a high-end luxury project by Century Properties that offers fully furnished units. Located on the 32nd floor is an infinity pool that lets their residents enjoy a view of Metro Manila’s ever evolving skyline. Pool lounges and comfy covered chairs are available for those who are looking for a place to sunbathe or simply relax.

10. Azure Urban Resort Residences (Parañaque City)

This groundbreaking Century project in Parañaque City, Azure Urban Resort Residences—endorsed by none other than Paris Hilton—is a nine-tower resort-like residential complex. But the true highlight of this condo estate is its man-made beach complete with waves and white sand (shipped from Balesin Island in Quezon), so there will no need for residents to travel to Boracay just to get their tropical-island fix. But if white-sand beaches are not your thing, there’s a 25-meter infinity lap pool which flows down to the coves below.


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