The Guinness Book Of World Records recognises the swimming pool at San Alfonso del Mar resort in Algarrobo, Chile as the largest pool by area in the world. The pool is 1.013 meters in length (3,324 feet) and has a total area of 19.77 acres. It holds a staggering 250 million litres of water and is the equivalent of 6,000 8-meter pools.
In 1997 Fernando Fischmann decided to build a tourist spot in a small town on Chile’s central coast. The waters in the area are dangerous, cold and inhospitable and swimming is actually banned in that area. To solve this problem Mr Fischmann decided to create a large lagoon so the holiday-makers could enjoy the water without the dangers. Unfortunately a pool of this size would have been impossible to run because of high costs which lead to him creating his own brand new technology.
His new company, Crystal Lagoons Technology, has a worldwide patent on this technology which essentially collects and filters water from the sea, maintaining a temperature that’s up to 9 degrees warmer than the ocean water.
Largest Swimming Pool In The World – Algarrobo, Chile