Largest Swimming Pool


If you like doing laps in the swimming pool, you might want to stock up on the energy drinks before diving in to this one.

It is more than 1,000 yards long, covers 20 acres, had a 115ft deep end and holds 66 million gallons of water.

Yesterday the Guinness Book of Records named the vast pool beside the sea in Chile as the biggest in the world.But if you fancy splashing out on one of your own - and you have the space to accommodate it - then beware: This one took five years to build, cost nearly £1billion and the annual maintenance bill will be £2million.

The man-made saltwater lagoon has been attracting huge crowds to the San Alfonso del Mar resort at Algarrobo, on Chile 's southern coast, since it opened last month.Its turquoise waters are so crystal clear that you can see the bottom even in the deep end.

It dwarfs the world's second biggest pool, the Orthlieb - nicknamed the Big Splash - in Morocco , which is a mere 150 yards long and 100 yards wide. An Olympicsize pool measures some 50 yards by 25 yards.

Chile 's monster 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.

The sun warms the water to 26c, nine degrees warmer than the adjoining sea.

Chilean biochemist Fernando Fischmann, whose Crystal Lagoons Corporation designed the pool, said advanced engineering meant his company could build "an impressive artificial paradise" even in inhospitable areas.

"As long as we have access to unlimited seawater, we can make it work, and it causes no damage to the ocean."


總長達1,000碼(914.4公尺),面積達20英畝,水深為115英尺(35.02公尺)金氏世界紀錄將它登記為世界上最大的泳池,它位於智利。總共花費五年的時間打造,建造經費為十億英鎊,年度維修費用二百萬英鎊。

水池的水清徹見底,這座泳池使用一部電腦來控制池水的循環,將附近的海水抽入、排出。水溫約26度,因為太陽照射的關係,比旁邊的海水高9度。

官方表示,因為他們有海水可以抽抽抽,不怕沒水可游,而且也不會傷害到海洋。

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外國真的很厲害,連游泳池都能蓋那麼大一座,還可以創下金氐世界紀錄,花了5年的時間加上那麼龐大的資金打造,能在這裡游泳應該是個享受的事吧。









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