world's largest swimming pool image By Cristian Borquez
According to the Guinness book of records the world's largest and deepest swimming pool is located at the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Chile. It holds an amazing 66 million gallons of water and is more than 1000 yards long! The water is so beautifully clear that you can see the bottom of the pool even at the deepest part which is 115 feet deep. It cost close to one billion dollars to build and the yearly cost of maintaining the pool it estimated to be approximately 2 million dollars.
This is a salt water lagoon style pool that uses a computer controlled suction and filtration system to ensure that fresh, clean sea water is constantly circulating. Construction of the pool took around five years, it was completed in 2006 and it is very comfortable to swim in as the sun warms it to a perfect 26C ... so it is 9C warmer than the nearby sea. It has been attracting record numbers of tourists to the area since it first opened and likely will continue to do so.
Image By Naxiiiw
Image By Quórum Comunicaciones