Friday, 1 June 2012

World’s Largest Man-made Lagoon Pool in Chile

World’s Largest Pool in Chile
Swimming pools come in various size – some small, some medium, some large. How big can they get? The world’s largest pool has been constructed in Chile. This man-made luxurious saltwater lagoon pool offers turquoise blue crystal clear sea waters, white sand beaches, water sports adventure and more.

The pool is located about 100km (60 miles) west of the capital of Santiago, at the San Alfonso del Mar resort (located in Algarrobo) overlooking the Chilean central coast.

World’s Largest Pool in Chile
The luxurious private resort holds the Guinness record for having the world’s largest crystalline water pool, which is a kilometer long and spread across approximately 20 acres containing 66 million gallons (250 million liters) of water. It is 115ft deep at its deep end. To be precise, the world’s largest pool is as large as approximately 6,000 eight-meter long regular pools combined, according to the resort authorities.

Developed by Crystal Lagoons Corporation, the San Alfonso pool in Chile is surrounded by white beaches and palm trees that provide a feel of tropical seas. Guests can safely enjoy the oceanic experience and also indulge in water sports such as sail boating, snorkeling and the like. The lagoon’s temperature is kept pleasantly balanced, hovering at about 26 degrees during summer, which is nine degrees more than the nearby sea temperature.

World’s Largest Pool in Chile
The pool took five years to build, cost about $1billion and the annual maintenance bill is $2million.

Guests in this man-made paradise never have to feel crowded as they have their choice of 3,323 feet of constantly circulated seawater.  The 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 This masterpiece offers a wide array of water activities, including some that you won't find in any other hotel pool.

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