Thursday, January 24, 2008

The World’s Largest Swimming Pool

If you like doing laps in the swimming pool, you might want to stock up on the energy drinks before diving in the world’s largest swimming pool in the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Algarrobo, Chile.

It is more than 1,000 yards long, covers 20 acres, had a 115ft deep end and holds 66 million gallons of water.

Yesterday the Guinness Book of Records named the vast pool beside the sea in Chile as the biggest in the world.

But if you fancy splashing out on one of your own – and you have the space to accommodate it – then beware: This one took five years to build, cost nearly £1billion and the annual maintenance bill will be £2million.

Chile's monster pool uses a computer- controlled suction and filtration system to keep fresh seawater in permanent circulation, drawing it in from the ocean at one end and pumping it out at the other.

The sun warms the water to 26c, nine degrees warmer than the adjoining sea.

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1 comment:

lifeisaloop said...

thats a huge pool... would look nice on my backyard!