Insider: Dip into History at the Venetian Pool in Coral Gables

    By Gary McKechnie

    There are few pools in the country that can rival the massive size of this aquifer-fed beauty, and certainly none can match its storied past.

    Many swimming pools these days are never completely drained. But the mammoth, historic city pool in Coral Gables – 820,000 gallons, about 40 times the size of a large home pool – is emptied and filled every night during the busy swimming season, when residents and tourists flock to the cool waters fed by the Biscayne aquifer.