The Largest Swimming Pool On Earth

Chile has been awarded the Guinness World Record for the largest swimming pool on the planet.
The gigantic lagoon is located in the resort of San Alfonso del Mar in Algarrobo city, on the southern coast of Chile.Guinness Book of World Records has named it the largest pool in the world. How big is it? One over a kilometer long (3,323 feet), covering 20 acres and containing 250,000 cubic meters of water.

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The ocean water is too cold most of the year and the pool is kept at a refreshing 79 degrees during the summer.

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While there is plenty of room to swim in the pool, visitors can also cruise across the lagoon on small boats.

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The pool took five years to build, cost nearly £1billion and the annual maintenance bill will be £2million. It can harvest, filter and permanently recirculate ocean water by itself.

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The man-made saltwater lagoon has been attracting huge crowds to the San Alfonso del Mar resort at Algarrobo since it opened last month. Its turquoise waters are so crystal clear that you can see the bottom even in the deep end.

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16 Responses

  1. arLeNe says:

    wow! very fascinating..
    i wonder when will i have
    one like that

  2. Tony Luminoth says:

    Meh, I would rather swim in that beautiful patch of beach the pool is blocking.

  3. Gonzalo says:

    Hello evryone
    I’m from Chile. and i had been in San Alfonso. The swimming pool is realy big, but for me i prefer de beach of algarrobo.

  4. Iversen says:

    strange, that there are not many people there in the swimming pool:)

  5. Lalaboteryboo says:

    This is the cooliest pool! i love wisconson cheese.

  6. Good to have such a pool when the sea is that far from your hotel ;)

  7. David says:

    well, i also go to Algarrobo on vacationes, and yeah… i preffer the long beach, even though i didnt know it was on the guinnes records. Its pretty big thaty place, but sadly it screwed with the whole spirit od the toiwn and peopole of Algarrobo

  8. carlos says:

    what an utter waste of money and resources, enough to feed the poorest countries in africa for a year!

  9. rhandy says:

    planning to go to chile early jauary of 2009, this place looks so amazing, how do i book a room here.

  10. rhandy says:

    does anyone know how to book or stay in this place?

  11. John smith says:

    one good thing about the pool is that it takes a lot of baywatch babes to lifeguard

  12. Maldives says:

    quite an empty pool.. inspite of being in the guinness book of world records.

  13. I wish i had that pool that would be awsome and i would swim in it everyday

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