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Largest Swimming Pool in the World

Posted by Data Locker - A Pot of Information on January 27, 2009

dona12People in Chile have been amazed at what they see in the South American resort of San Alfonso del Mar. This artificial lagoon and swimming pool is eight hectares in size and contains an incredible 250,000 cubic meters of water. The Guinness World Records has acknowledged the pool to be the largest in the whole world.

The lagoon trounces all other record holders in the category, including the Orthlieb pool in Casablanca, Morocco, itself a huge 150 meters by 100 meters. It is developed with the revolutionary clear water artificial lagoons, transparent to a depth of 35 meters and unprecedented in design and construction methods are the brainchild of Crystal Lagoons founder, biochemist and Chilean businessman Fernando Fischmann.

The said pool is actually equivalent in size to an incredible 6,000 standard domestic pools; details of its technology are to be unveiled for the first time at Cityscape Dubai later this month.

It is more than 1,000 yards long, covers 20 acres, had a 115ft deep end and holds 66 million gallons of water. With this truth, those who are fond in swimming will enjoy a lot surveying the whole are of the pool.

The man-made saltwater lagoon has been attracting huge crowds to the San Alfonso del Mar resort at Algarrobo, on Chile’s southern coast.


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