Chile’s World’s Largest Swimming Pool is an Engineering Miracle
Chile has some unique attractions to cater the tourists from all over the world. They are presenting the world’s largest swimming pool to attract large crowds to pay a visit to the San Alfonso del Mar resort at Algarrobo, on Chile’s southern coast. The pool length is about 3,323 feet long, It is covering an area of 20 acres containing some 250 million liters of seawater, with a maximum depth of 11.5 feet.
The water is pumped from the Pacific Ocean, filtered, and treated. The world’s largest swimming pool took five years to build at a lavish cost of £1 billion. It has an annual maintenance expense of about USD 4 million. It was opened to the public in December 2006, and its water is crystal clear even if you can see the bottom of its depth. The gigantic pool is controlled by a computer suction device and filtration system to keep fresh seawater in permanent circulation.
The pool water is drawing in from the ocean at one end and pumping out at the other end. Moreover, the sun warms the water which has a temperature of 26 degrees Celsius, 9 degrees warmer than the ocean side. Chile biochemist “Fernando Fischmann” is the man who designed this massive pond. He says we can build an impressive artificial paradise even in inhospitable areas. It is really true that the pool is like heaven in a dry area.
The swimming pool length is the world’s largest outdoor pool. This would mean stroke after stroke for over three-fifths of a mile and that’s 20 Olympic-size swimming pools. If you’re a water lover and distance swimmer, then this is a dream come true place. The relaxing chill water is not overly chlorinated. Indeed, this is an engineering miracle. You can’t really wrap your head around how HUGE the pool is. It is really more of a lake that would give the pool itself 5 stars. If you don’t like cold water and can’t swim you might not enjoy it as much as the others did.