There’s no better cure for the unbearable summer heat than a dip into the chilly waters of some of Dallas' best pools. And you can’t forget to snap a cute photo for your TikTok and Instagram feeds. The place to be this summer? The pool at The Joule.
The distinctive cantilevered pool, which sits on the 10th-floor of the hotel overlooking downtown Dallas, is the third most popular U.S. pool on TikTok, according to a new report.
The study by BonusFinder.com analyzed data from TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube to find the most mentioned, photographed, and viewed pools from around America. The Joule finished 14th in the overall rankings for "most picturesque U.S. pool," which included pools from across the country, earning a score of 8.82 out of 10.
But it came in third among TikTok users alone, garnering over 122 million views.
First place went to Mirage Pool at the Mirage, Las Vegas (over 754 million TikTok views), and second place went to the historic Neptune Pool at the Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California (over 350 million TikTok views). Right behind the Joule, two Vegas pools, The Backyard at the Red Rock Casino and the pool at Resorts World, rounded out TikTok's top 5.
"The Joule's unique 8-foot cantilevered pool provides guests the sensation of swimming out beyond the hotel's edge - equally voyeuristic for those swimming or those standing on the street below," touts the Joule's website. "With 360 degree views of historic Downtown Dallas, The Joule gives 'hanging out by the pool' a whole new meaning."
Lucky for Dallasites, you don't have to be a hotel guest to visit the pool. Limited day passes can be booked, Sundays through Thursdays.
When it comes to over rankings for "most picturesque," a popular Austin swimming hole made a splash. Austin's Barton Springs was named fourth most picturesque overall, and was actually the most Instagrammed pool in the U.S., the study says.
The study revealed that videos of Barton Springs had been viewed over 28.5 million times on TikTok and hashtagged over 15,000 times on Instagram.
In total, Las Vegas hosts six of the top 10 most photogenic pools on BonusFinder’s list. Mandalay Bay Beach and The Mirage in Las Vegas were deemed the No. 1 and No. 2 most photogenic pools, and just above Barton Springs in the third place rank was The Neptune Pool at Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California. Other pools on the list were found in Glenwood Springs, Colorado (No. 6) and Atlantic City, New Jersey (No. 10).
The top 10 most photogenic pools in the United States are:
- No. 1 – Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas
- No. 2 – The Mirage in Las Vegas
- No. 3 – The Neptune Pool at Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California
- No. 4 – Barton Springs in Austin
- No. 5 – The Tank at Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas
- No. 6 – Glenwood Hot Springs in Glenwood Springs, Colorado
- No. 7 – The Backyard at Red Rock Casino in Las Vegas
- No. 8 – Stadium Swim at Circa Resort and Casino in Las Vegas
- No. 9 – Encore Beach Club at Wynn Las Vegas
- No. 10 – The Water Club at Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey
One other Texas pool earned ranks outside the top 10: the Marriott Marquis Houston (No. 18).
Fintan Costello, the managing director at BonusFinder.com, said Americans are “turning their attention to where they can kick back and enjoy catching some rays by the poolside” with their spring break and upcoming summer holidays.
“Luckily, the study shows that the U.S. is blessed with some of the best and most picturesque pools in the world and there are plenty of idyllic escapes that can be found across America, without ever having to leave the country,” he explained in a statement.
The full study can be found on bonusfinder.com.
Stephanie Allmon Merry contributed to this report.
Photo courtesy of The Joule
The Joule's pool is cantilevered out over downtown.