Summer is here and for a lot of people that means one thing - holiday time. Without a doubt, one of the best things about a sun holiday is lazing by the pool, getting a nice bronzed glow and then taking a cool refreshing dip when the heat becomes unbearable, so after about 10 minutes if you're Irish. Everyone has experienced their fair share of crappy pools and if you're fortunate, some of the more luxurious ones resorts have to offer, but what about the biggest swimming pool in the world? Who wouldn't want to try it?
Holding the Guinness World Record for the biggest pool on earth, the pool which is located at the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Algarrobo, Chile, is 3,323 feet in length with a surface area of 20 acres. For those of us useless with anything number related, basically, the pool is fecking HUGE.
Taking over five years to build and filed with 66 million gallons of salt water the pool is the equivalent to 6,000 backyard pools.
The pool is actually an extension of the Pacific Ocean with advanced technology used to treat and filter the water from the ocean which keeps the pool 10 degrees warmer than the sea in the summer and with these filters, no waste water returns to the ocean.
With real sand beaches all along the shore, an indoor section for when the rain comes, and the ability to kayak, sail, jet ski and scuba dive, there really is no negative to this beautiful pool.
If you want a virtual tour of this spectacular swimming pool take a look at the video below from Animal Planet.
Well that's us at The Sliced Pan sold anyway. Roll on the holidays.