Have you ever gone to the pool and thought, “Hey, I wish more people could fit into this.” Well apparently, the creators of the Alfonso del Mar resort had the same idea and decided to construct a pool large enough to get into the Guinness Book of World Records.
This is the world's largest swimming pool.
It's found in the Alfonso del Mar resort in Algarrobo, Chile.
Construction was completed in 2006, and they've been in the Guinness Book of World Records since then.
The pool costs more than $1billion to construct and covers nearly 20 acres…
That's the equivalent of about 6,000 standard-size 26-foot long pools or 20 Olympic size swimming pools, and it holds up to 66 million gallons of seawater.
As for the depth of the pool, it goes as deep as 115 feet deep. And yes, you can definitely practice your snorkeling skills in there.
In fact, the pool is actually much like swimming in the ocean since it works by collecting, filtering, and circulating seawater.
It uses a computer-controlled suction and filtration system to collect water from the ocean to pump it into the pool.
The sun also keeps the pool warm enough (around 26 degrees celsius) to make swimming even in the cooler months comfortable.
The giant pool's creator, Biochmeist and founder of Crystal Lagoons, Fernando Fischmann, claims that his company has built an impressive artificial paradise.
"As long as we have access to unlimited seawater, we can make it work, and it causes no damage to the ocean," he says.
When it comes to costs for upkeep, the giant pool reportedly costs up to $4million annually.
But that's a tiny price to pay in order to maintain the world's largest pool that filters sea water!
13 Stylish New Hotels You’ll Never Want to Leave!
Looking for a hotel to stay in the next time you travel? Take your cue from the World Architecture Festival’s nominees for the best hotel and leisure buildings!
When travelling to a distant land, what type of hotel are you looking forward to stay in? Are you just looking for a hostel where you can rest for the evening, or are you looking for a place that will give you the full pampering treatment? Or perhaps you're like one of the judges at the World Architecture Festival where you're searching for a beautifully-made building that will inspire future architecture projects?
Every year, the World Architecture Festival holds an event wherein they celebrate and award the most inspiring and innovative projects in the world of architecture. This year, there were 13 new "Hotels and Leisure" buildings in the list and one highly deserving winner, which was announced in Berlin last November.
Here are the 13 nominees you might want to visit the next time you're travelling.
12 Surreal Photos of Tokyo’s Back Streets that Look Like They’re from a Movie
These photos by Masashi Wakui give us a sneak peek into the parts of Tokyo that are often left unseen by tourists.
Japan is filled with beautiful sights and sounds that you'll see nowhere else. In natural wonders they've got Fuji mountain and the cherry blossom festivals. But in the urban sphere where a lot of cities are starting to look more and more alike, Japan offers unique sights that look like they're straight from the concept art of some anime or science fiction movie.
Japanese photographer Masashi Wakui masterfully captures the side streets and passageways of Tokyo. Known only to locals and hidden from tourists, Wakui shares with us the night time world of neon lights, back door entrances, bright lanterns, and luminous street lamps. Each photo captures a moment that tells its own story.
Wakui's hazy photographs add a veil of mystery and depth to each image, which can be interpreted by the viewer in any way they like. While Wakui admits to adding a bit of a filter to his images, the original composition of the image are mostly untouched.
Top 15 Richest Villages in India
Thinking of traveling to India? These rich villages are some of the most interesting locales in the country.
Most people travelling to India would think of specific tourist spots to visit. While some of these locales are in urban cities like Mumbai, Chennai, or Kolkata, other places in India are surprisingly more significant.
In fact, not all of India’s wealth lies in its cities. This country has a surprisingly rich trove of wealthy villages that not everyone knows about.
Here are 15 of the richest villages in India:
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