World’s Largest Swimming Pool Cost $1.5 Billion

By: | April 16th, 2017

San Al’Fonso Del Mar Largest Swimming Pool in the World (Image Courtesy Flickr https://goo.gl/images/R5hXur)

World’s Largest Swimming Pool

The largest swimming pool in the world is an infinity pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean in San Alfonso del Mar in Chile. The saltwater pool is 30,000 feet long (1,000 yards), covers more than 20 acres, has a 115-foot deep end, holds 66 million gallons of water, and cost $1.5 billion to build and $4 million a year to maintain. And the San Alfonso del Mar pool took more than five years to build.

World's largest swimming pool

World’s largest swimming pool (Image Courtesy Wikipedia https://goo.gl/images/CpsQ3C)

World’s Deepest Swimming Pool

Coming in second is the deepest pool in the world, the Y-40 Deep Joy, 131 feet (40m) deep, located at the hotel Millepini Terme in Montegrotto Terme, Italy. Y-40 cost $1 billion to build and holds over 1 million gallons of water pumped in from local springs.

Y-40 Deep Joy

Y-40 Deep Joy (Image Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Y-40 Deep Joy

Y-40 Deep Joy (Image Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Deepest Swimming Pool for Diving Instruction

The following video shows the deepest diving instruction “swimming pool” in the world, NEMO 33, a container filled with 2.5 million liters of non-chlorinated spring water in Brussels, Belgium. The pool is 113 feet (34.5m) deep, has underwater caves and is used for diving instruction.

David Russell Schilling

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