Have you ever thought your backyard or public swimming pool was just too darned small? Maybe it’d be nice to have something a little bigger? How does half a mile long pool sound? What about a deep end that’s 135 feet? Yeah, that’s what I thought. The San Alfonso del Mar is a private resort in Algarrobo, Chile that boasts the world’s largest swimming pool. Not a bad tourist attraction. The pool is 0.6 miles long covering 20 acres in total. At any given time it contains around 66,000,000 gallons of filtered seawater from the Pacific Ocean.
The pool opened in December 2006.
It currently holds the Guinness World Record for largest pool in the world by area.
The pool cost an estimated $1.5 to $2 billion to build.
The water filtration system alone cost about $3.5 million.
I’m not sure what’s going on here, but I want to join in.
Google maps aerial view of the pool.
Annual maintenance for the pool costs about $4 million.
If you get sick of the pool (not likely) you can go to the beach.
Have you ever wanted to go sailing in a pool? Now you can.
The pool water is about 16°F warmer than the ocean.
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