The Biggest Pool You’ll See Today. Ever


The pool at the San Alfonso del Mar in Algarrobo, Chile is a statistician’s dream. Designed by Crystal Lagoons Corporation, it took five years and nearly a billion dollars to build*. The annual maintenance bill? $2 million.

It is more than 1,000 yards long, covers 20 acres, has a 115 ft deep end and holds 66 million gallons of water.  The pool is so large that resort guests use kayaks and small boats to move around. A computer controlled filtration system is used to keep fresh seawater in the pool. Seawater is taken in at one end of the pool and then pumped out at the other.

[UPDATE: Apparently, it cost $3.5 billion, or 0.05 Anglos to build. Thanks for that, Oreally. Really.]

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