The trouble with most swimming pools is that they’re normally just a little bit too small, aren’t they? Even the biggest ones you find could always be just that wee bit larger. That’s not a problem for the people who stay at the the exclusive San Alfonso del Mar resort in Algarrobo, Chile. Not one bit. You see, their pool’s pretty big. Like, 1/2 mile long-type big. Like 20 acres big.
You’ll love this.
Let’s start with a rather spectacular aerial view…
Opened in December 2006, the Goliath of a pool takes an incredible 66,000,000 gallons of water. 66 million!
It’s thought that the total costs involved in building the pool reached $1.5bn. That’s right, that’s ‘bn’, not ‘m’!
You won’t be surprised to learn that it holds the record as the largest swimming pool in the world.
Each year, it costs anywhere up to $4m just to maintain the thing!
Oh yeah, that was a sailboat. You can SAIL in this swimming pool.
It’s a full 16 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the nearby Pacific Ocean. Cosy.
The water filtration system needs to be a bit of a beast to cope with it all. Which explains why it cost more than $3.5m!
Here’s the Google Maps view of things.
And even if you ignore the pool (which is admittedly, pretty difficult!), the rest of the resort looks pretty great too!
Although it does seem slightly odd to locate such a magnificent pool so close to the ocean!
Check out the video:
And what’s more – it’s guaranteed to be shark-free… Ace. Please feel free to share this jaw-dropping creation with any water baby pals!