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Biggest Pool in the World

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Biggest Pool in the World

Here's a couple of shots of a swimming pool that has got into the Guinness Book of Records as the biggest in the World.
It's in Chile and it is more than 1,000 yards long, covers 20 acres, had a 115ft deep end and holds 66 million gallons of water.
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Re: Biggest Pool in the World

Isn't that what the sea is for? Huh
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Re: Biggest Pool in the World

Some people prefer the safety of a pool.
It's also warmer than the sea.  The sun warms the water to 26c, nine degrees warmer than the adjoining sea.
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Re: Biggest Pool in the World

and no dangers of tides, undercurrents to sweep you out to sea, and no sharks etc etc
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Re: Biggest Pool in the World

With a length of 1000 yards you have to be fit to do 10 lengths Smiley
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Re: Biggest Pool in the World

How do you keep such a big pool clean?
It must be full of bird droppings, all other droppings.......
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Re: Biggest Pool in the World

Apparently it's very clean.  Its turquoise waters are so crystal clear that you can see the bottom even in the deep end.
The 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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Re: Biggest Pool in the World

So it's a salt water pool then... put me off a bit.
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Re: Biggest Pool in the World

Quote from: artmo
Its turquoise waters are so crystal clear that you can see the bottom even in the deep end.

[me=Be3G]thinks artmo is starting to sound like an advertisement...[/me]
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Re: Biggest Pool in the World

You might be on to something there Be3G, wonder if artmo has shares in said establishment...
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Re: Biggest Pool in the World

Presumably salt water is better for you ?
I actually prefer swimming in the sea if it is warm enough.
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Re: Biggest Pool in the World

At 115 feet I don't think I'd want to see the bottom......vertigo Cry
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Re: Biggest Pool in the World

That is a monster of a hotel. Sad
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Re: Biggest Pool in the World

There's a natural version at Slapton in Devon
http://www.slapton.org/

but I think it's a nature conservation area - so couldn't be artificially cleaned up for cleaner swimming
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Re: Biggest Pool in the World

and dont forget Chesil beach that 18 miles long