World's Largest Swimming Pool

You're looking at the world's largest swimming pool in the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Algarrobo, Chile. The pool's more than 1,000 yards (914 m) long, covers 20 acres and holds about 66 million gallons (250,000 m3) of water:

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.

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Yeah, Chile has practically no continental shelf to speak of. Walk out about 200 feet and the coast drops about 8000 feet. This causes MASSIVE undercurrents and rip tides which makes the oceans in Chile impossible to swim in. Any person, no matter how fit, would not be able to survive those rip currents and return to shore. That's why they have that pool; to allow Chileans and tourists the oppurtunity to swim at the beach when its beach is unswimmable.
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I like it. I wonder what is the context. It might justify the project, like sharks, jelly fish, pollution or dangerous currents. Obviously some comments here are made by "urban-green-fanatics", unaware of coastal dangers. It always amaze me to hear them preach without understanding the context, they are the new missionaries, ready for the Green-totalitarian-wash !!!
In Australia there are millions of beautiful beaches (palm trees, white sand, the Cliche), most of them dangerous. That's why we have rock pools with salt water, next to the sea (Google Bondi Beach). Think about the babies, the kids and the old people, think about security and pleasure, free your mind guys !!!
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