The Venetian pool was opened in 1924 as the Venetian Casino. The pool was a result of the Grand Plan that George Merrick would like to create for the City with Mediterranean features such as grand entrances, plazas, and Mediterranean style homesThis quarry became Venetian Pool through the efforts of Merrick, artist Denman Fink, and architect Phineas Paist., the “Venetian Casino”, was quite a destination for the high society people . Movie Stars Johnny Weissmuller and Esther Williams both appeared there to large crowds. In 1989, the renovation was completed. The pool’s rich history can now be observed as you walk in through the entry fountain and gaze upon the historical pictures that remind patrons of an era long gone by.