San Alfonso del Mar swimming pool, located in Chile, is a sight to behold. With its crystal clear waters and stunning surroundings, it’s no wonder that it’s been a popular tourist destination since its opening in December 2006.
The pool is considered to be the largest outdoor pool in the world, measuring an impressive 1,013 meters (3,323 feet) in length and spanning over 8.2 hectares (20 acres). It holds a staggering 250 million liters (66 million US gallons) of seawater, with a maximum depth of 3.5 meters (11.5 feet).
The pool was developed by Chilean company Crystal Lagoons, known for their expertise in creating large-scale, sustainable and multipurpose water features. The water used in the pool is pumped, filtered, and treated from the Pacific Ocean, ensuring that it is always clean and safe for visitors.
The cost of building this massive pool was not a small feat, early estimates put the total cost of construction at about US$ 3.5 million (€2.8 million) for the pool alone, but more recent, and perhaps accurate estimates are in the area of $1.5 to 2 billion USD total for construction and almost $4 million USD in annual maintenance.
Visitors to the San Alfonso del Mar pool can enjoy a variety of activities, from sunbathing to water sports and lounging on the poolside. The pool also features a variety of amenities, such as changing rooms, restrooms, and food and drink stands. With its beautiful setting, warm climate, and endless entertainment options, it’s no wonder that San Alfonso del Mar swimming pool is a must-see destination for any traveler to the area. Please note that access to the pool is limited to resort residents only.
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