Inviting Pool - Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California

This summer, the temperatures are setting records across the US. When that happens, any swimming pool looks so inviting. If you want to really enjoy the swimming, don't just hop into any pool, find an epic one to explore like the outdoor one at Hearst Castle.

The Hearst Castle is one amazing place located off of the Pacific Coast Highway and is a must stop for everyone. There are ten different tours that a visitor can take through the grounds. The castle was built by William Randolph Hearst over a period between 1919 and 1947. Hearst spared no expense in the castle's construction, spending an estimated $500 million in today's dollars. 

The Neptune Pool, pictured here, is just a small example of how Hearst built his castle. This pool features an ancient Roman temple, transported in pieces on an ocean liner from Europe and was rebuilt onsite. According to some stories, the pool was rebuilt three times before Hearst was satisfied with the end results. Some facts about the pool for the Hearst Castle website, "The final version of the pool as it stands at the Castle today is 104 feet long, 58 feet wide and 95 feet wide at the alcove. It is 3.5 feet deep at the west end, 10 feet at the drains, and holds 345,000 gallons of water. "