Have you ever wonder where is it and how it looks like the largest pool in the world ? Well, we have an answer to you.
The measure of pool in length is 1013 meters and the total area is 8 hectares. This pool is located in San Alfonso del Mar resort in Algarrobo, Chile which is the largest pool in the world. It was officially registered as the largest pool area in the world and is listed in the Guinness Book of Records in December 2006. Pool holds a prodigious amount of water – 250 million liters. It is the equivalent of about six thousand regular pool length of eight feet each.
In 1997, Fernando Fishman, a businessman from Chile, now the head of Crystal Lagoons Corporation, the company that created this huge artificial lake, has decided to develop a tourism project of San Alfonso del Mar in Algarrobo, a small town on the central coast of Chile. The waters of the Chilean coast are cold and restless, and even dangerous (in some region swimming is forbidden), so this idea was great for this place.
Mr. Fishman wanted to create a huge lagoon with crystal clear water, the resort to provide visitors the opportunity to swim and enjoy in water sports in a warm and clean water and safe atmosphere. He traveled a lot around the world looking for technologies that would help him to turn his dream into reality. However, the technology he neede doesn’t exist. The only available option was to build a common pool, but very large size – but it was not technically or economically feasible in view of its high cost.
The solution, which eventually took Fernando Fishman, brought him world patent (registration number 43534) and led the creation of a new company called Crystal Lagoons Corporation.
Located about 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Santiago, the San Alfonso del Mar is the main attraction of this region and a popular destination for Chileans and tourists from around the world.
The technology that was developed specifically to create this pool, the result was an international patent. The crystal clear water is taken from the ocean at a depth of 35 meters. The water temperature is maintained at 26 degrees C, which is nine degrees warmer than the temperature of the ocean water in the summer. Fernando Fishman, a biochemist by profession, belongs to the concept of creating “Lagoon of unlimited size,” with crystal clear water and maintenance costs that are significantly below the cost of maintaining common pool.
The company estimates that the construction cost is approximately $ 400,000 per hectare (160,000 dollars per acre), excluding the cost of associated engineering works and maintenance costs are about $ 4,000 per hectare per month ($ 1,600 per acre per month).