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[[caption-width-right:320:Even being on the road allows this.]]

A pool area full of bikini-clad women (mostly), either sunbathing or swimming.

A particularly common element is for one of the female bikini-clad leads to get out of the pool in slo-mo, water glistening on her body.

An "interesting" meeting point in SpyFiction (with the justification that it's harder to conceal a bug) and younger cousin of the BeachEpisode. Not to be confused with BadGuysPlayPool.
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Episode 8 of ''Anime/ExcelSaga'', appropriately entitled [[{{Fanservice}} "Increase Ratings Week"]].
* The first episode of ''Anime/MaiOtome0Sifr'' has a scene in a hotel pool. However, the main characters aren't actually swimming in it, but instead fall into it.
* ''MahouSenseiNegima'' has an episode which mostly takes place around the olympic-sized pool at the Class Rep's BigFancyHouse.
* The setting of the [[AllThereInTheManual very first Sound Stage]] of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. It featured [[KaraokeBox Karaoke]], [[{{Lolicon}} nine-years-old girls in bathing suits]], and a MonsterOfTheWeek made of water that tried to separate said nine-years-old girls from said bathing suits. Yes, the first season is quite blatant on its {{Fanservice}}.
* Plenty of manga chapters in ''RanmaOneHalf'', due to Fûrinkan High's Phys. Ed. curriculum (and to show off Akane's SuperDrowningSkills). [[GenderBender For obvious reasons]], Ranma always ends up on the women's side. Mind that these take place at school, and therefore the swimsuits are the standard regulation type rather than the sexy bikini type.
* The manga of ''FruitsBasket'' has one of these scenes in the seventh volume, involving Uo in a bikini, Hana in a low-cut one-piece, and Tohru in [[spoiler:a school swimsuit]].
* ''SuzumiyaHaruhi'''s "Endless Eight". The sole purpose was to beat the number of swimsuit episodes in ''KOn'' (which had two). Which it did. By ''six''.
* ''ShakuganNoShana'' has a pool episode where most of the class gets to go to a water park. Cue Gainaxing at every turn, especially from Margery Daw and Yoshida.
* ''MariaHolic'' has Kanade expecting this. But when she gets to take part...
* ''CodeGeass'': One of the {{Picture Drama}}s has the characters going to the pool. Cornelia in a bondage-inspired bikini, rawr. It also offers a more candid look at Guilford and Darlton.
* ''HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi''. The [[BeachEpisode Beach Arc]] of the manga becomes a Pool Arc in the anime.
* ''YokuWakaruGendaiMahou'' episode four is a pool episode.
* The second half of episode 8 of ''LightNovel/SakurasouNoPetNaKanojo'', which Misaki throws as a spur of the moment, welcome party for Nanami.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/JamesBond'', specifically:
** ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}''. After the opening credits, Bond is spending timr by the pool of a Miami hotel, where he learns of his assignment involving the eponymous villain.
** ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'', one villain is killed by the [[GirlOfTheWeek Bond Girl]] at his personal pool. The scene became notorious when one of the women in it later turned out to have been a former man.
** ''Film/TheLivingDaylights''
* The ''[[Film/StarskyAndHutch Starsky & Hutch]]'' film has one of these.
* The [[BestKnownForTheFanservice iconic]] scene in ''Film/FastTimesAtRidgemontHigh'', wherein Brad [[ADateWithRosiePalms masturbates]] while daydreaming about Linda getting out of the pool and taking her top off.
* Gender-flipped in ''Film/PhatGirlz'' when a glistening, speedo-clad Jimmy Jean-Louis emerges from the pool in slow motion (while Etta James' "At Last" plays).
* The caddy invasion of the country club pool in ''Film/{{Caddyshack}}''; which results in at least one topless female character.
* Several of these occur in the ''Film/NationalLampoonsVacation'' franchise:
** The scene with Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) and Christie Brinkley, then Clark and Ellen (Beverly D'Angelo) in the hotel pool in the first ''Vacation'' movie.
** Clark Griswold's fantasy sequence in ''Christmas Vacation''.
* Dana Delany and Stephanie Niznik swim nude in ''Literature/ExitToEden''.
* One of the interview scenes in ''Film/LakeMungo'' takes place poolside, with three of Alice's friends in bikinis.
* One of the many pointless scenes in ''{{Laserblast}}'' involves teens in bikinis and board shorts enjoying the pool at some girl's birthday party. The main reason for the scene seems to be to pan across several dozen fairly ordinary-looking half-naked California teens, while the film takes a breather from its not-very-pulse-pounding plot.
* ''Film/ThePool''. It's all in the name.
* ''Film/TheRuins'' opens with one. It's where they meet the guy who kicks off the whole plot.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* One of these appears in the ''Literature/AlexRider'' novel ''Skeleton Key'' by Creator/AnthonyHorowitz. Alex comments that they are unusual lifeguards.
* The main characters of ''[[CHERUBSeries CHERUB]]'' all go swimming together at least once, and there are lots of scenes throughout the sreies of one or two of them in the pool at one time or another.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Airwolf}}'', at least twice.
* ''Series/CSIMiami'', very frequently, but the main characters never end up in bikinis.
* ''Series/KnightRider'' episode "The Scent of the Roses".
* ''Series/{{Alias}}'', several times.
** Most notably after she [[{{Fanservice}} strips to her underwear]] and [[SoftWater high-dives off a penthouse balcony]] into the hotel pool.
* ''Series/TheUnit''
** One episode played with this, involving a ''most'' fanservicy scene of SummerGlau in a bikini, on a floaty chair... in a kid's inflatable wading pool.
** Another episode does this straight, with Bridget getting out of the pool.
* One scene in ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' has Jessie sunbathing at a pool while Derek Reese shows up to question her. There's no particular reason why that scene needed to be at a pool, except that it involves Stephanie Jacobson in a bikini, which is reason ''enough''.
* ''Series/BurnNotice'' enjoys this trope. It really really enjoys it.
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}''
** One of Ziva David's very first scenes occurs in a pool. Since it's plot-related, she's swimming laps in a one-piece.
** She does get bikini-time in season 5 -- and it carries over to season 6 in photos the boys seem to appreciate.
* Used frequently in ''Series/{{Shark}}''.
* ''Series/ThunderInParadise'' is pretty much built around this. Oh, and it has a CoolBoat in it.
* The [[FetishFuel "Xander gets out of the pool dripping wet and wearing only a Speedo"]] [[MrFanservice scene]] in the second season of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.
* Another male example: In the short-lived Fox series ''Series/NewAmsterdam,'' the hero, 400-year-old hunk John Amsterdam, swims naked at the Y after hours. (He has a key, since he's one of the founding members.) His partner runs into him there and unexpectedly gets an eyeful when he climbs out.
* From ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'': [[http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/679770 Schmitts Gay Beer]].
* In a SoapOpera PoolScene, a real pool isn't featured. Instead, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLRNU5Q1R4Q he or she will jump off camera followed a splash on the soundtrack and a bucket of water's thrown on the set.]]
* SClub7 had quite a few of these in the ''Miami 7'' series. They were employed at a hotel so naturally they used the pool [[{{Understatement}} from time to time]].
* The ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' TV-movie "Wedding In Vegas" featured a pool scene. It didn't seem to serve a purpose other than getting the five leads all wet and into swimsuits. Once Slater gets out of the pool, things get interesting. He sits in [[ChekhovsGunman Carla's]] deck chair and starts chatting her up...
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[[folder:Music Videos]]
* The music video for "Jesus He Knows Me" by Genesis.
* The video for "Hangin' In" by Tanya Tucker
* The video for "Stacy's Mom" by Fountains Of Wayne, which is also a shoutout to FastTimesAtRidgemontHigh.
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* Creator/{{Bally}}'s ''[[Pinball/PlayboyBally Playboy]]'' pinball takes place at Hugh Hefner's infamous Grotto at the Playboy Mansion.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''ValkyriaChroniclesII'' has a pool scene. They cranked up the fanservice considerably with -Ahem- warm-up exercises.
* VideoGame/DeadOrAlive Xtreme Beach Volleyball have the DOA girls in bikinis.
* VideoGame/RumbleRoses do have scenes of the girls stretching in bikinis near pools.
* Anna Williams's ending in ''Tekken 3'' features her and sister Nina by a pool at a resort. There are two versions of this ending - Anna is busy chatting with a group of guys and Nina gets jealous and pulls her sister's bikini top off. The US version was censored into Anna eventually walking off with all the boys while Nina looks on shocked.
** There is also a pool arena available as a fighting stage from ''Tekken 4'' onwards.
* Similarly the ''X-Men: Mutant Academy'' game has a pool arena and the characters all have a specific swimsuit costume to go with it.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Not bad so much as morally ambiguous, but Mayor Quimby has one in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
* Happens in several episodes of ''CodeLyoko'' ("Marabounta", "Déjà Vu", "The Secret", "Kadic Bombshell"...), mostly for Phys. Ed. classes. Since this is set in France and not Japan, though, the swimsuits aren't regulated. Most of the girls are wearing one-pieces, however, Aelita and Yumi included. Except Sissi.
* The Pool Episode in ''CodenameKidsNextDoor'' isn't exactly standard for this trope... since it involves fighting with [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Those Two Bad Lifeguards]] and their HumongousMecha chair. Par for the course for the series, otherwise.
* Mr. Happy, Mr. Messy, Mr. Bounce (briefly), Mr. Persnickety, Mr. Rude, and Little Miss Sunshine have one in ''TheMrMenShow''. As they fit the category of [[AccessoryWearingCartoonAnimal Accessory Wearing Cartoon Animals]], they wear their normal outfits.
* ''BeverlyHillsTeens'' has plenty of scenes where the characters(especially the female characters) hang out beside a pool.
* Spyke's first episode of ''XMenEvolution'' ends with one (the Xavier Institute has a pool) where Evan accidentally pops Kitty's lie-low with his powers.
* Happens in AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes in the episode ''The Casket of Ancient Winters'', where Hawkeye, Hulk and Wasp chill at the pool in the Avengers Mansion, which would seem to serve no other purpose than to give Hawkeye a ShirtlessScene and put Wasp in a bikini, showcasing her MostCommonSuperpower.
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