Ernest Hemingway's Saltwater Pool

Discussion in 'Home Improvement' started by Joe Riley, Oct 1, 2016.

  1. Joe Riley

    Joe Riley Veteran Member

    Mar 3, 2015
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    "One of the more stunning and unusual features of the Hemingway Home property is the in-ground swimming pool, an extraordinary luxury for a residential home in 1930s Key West. The final cost of construction in 1938 dollars was $20,000. Even more mind-boggling is the sheer labor of digging, in solid coral, a massive hole 24 feet wide, 60 feet long, 10 feet deep at the south end, and 5 feet deep at the north end. The Hemingway pool—the only one within 100 miles in the 1930s—was truly an architectural feat".
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