This Is The World’s Largest Pool And The Photos Of It Are Beyond Impressive

Every time people see the following photos for the first time, they almost always think they’re looking at the sea. But what they don’t realize, is that it’s actually an immensely large swimming pool.

The pool opened 8 years ago, in December 2006.

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It currently holds the Guinness World Record for largest pool in the world by area.

The San Alfonso del Mar is a private resort in Algarrobo, Chile that boasts the world’s largest swimming pool. Not a bad tourist attraction. The pool is 0.6 miles long covering 20 acres in total. At any given time it contains around 66,000,000 gallons of filtered seawater from the Pacific Ocean.

world's largest pool

That water color. Just wow.

world's largest pool

Making such a huge swimming pool wasn’t cheap. It cost an estimated $1.5 to $2 billion to build.

world's largest pool

The water filtration system alone cost about $3.5 million.

world's largest pool

The owners decided they wanted the water to stay as clear as possible at all times.

world's largest pool

Google maps aerial view of the pool.

world's largest pool

Annual maintenance for the pool costs about $4 million.

world's largest pool

It’s perfect for people who love the water, but are afraid of oceans because of sharks.

world's largest pool

Have you ever wanted to go sailing in a pool? Now you can.

world's largest pool

The pool water is about 16°F warmer than the ocean.

world's largest pool

world's largest pool

For some people, this is their type of water. There are those who prefer the sea, but others want to swim peacefully without worrying about creatures brushing their feet.

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