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#1 Hum

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 16:22

The Crystal Lagoon, located at the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Algarrobo, Chile, is the world's largest outdoor pool, stretching more than half of a mile and filled with 66 million gallons of water.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 16:24

so, let me get this straight, you go to a resort, and have a huge @ss pool and the ocen is literally 20ft away ...

is nice having a pool, of course, but damn, ... wait, topless women ... I support this lavish expenditure

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 16:24

Wonder how long it took to fill.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 16:31

Great... I'd rather go to a big pool than the ocean any day. Not very happy about continuing to get sand in my shorts while tryin to swim in waves.

I wonder how much it costs in USD to stay there and check out this pool.... what other things are there to do in the area? I'd love to go Geod hunting in a few caves nearby if they have them.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 16:31

You're doing it wrong...

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 16:31

hired aliens using buckets from the ocean then desalinated.. like eating cake (or something to that nature)


NO F-ING WAY!!!! .. you can get a small boat (sail) on the dman thing ... genius .... sold!!!!!!

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 16:36

They probably need their own powerplant to run the pool filters and pumps for that thing. Also the amount of salt or chlorine needed for it must be crazy.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 16:42

so, let me get this straight, you go to a resort, and have a huge @ss pool and the ocen is literally 20ft away ...

is nice having a pool, of course, but damn, ... wait, topless women ... I support this lavish expenditure


Doesn't Chile have shark infested waters?

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 16:43

They probably need their own powerplant to run the pool filters and pumps for that thing. Also the amount of salt or chlorine needed for it must be crazy.

Would think they use salt since it would be replenished all the time with the ocean being right here. People getting in and out with the sand right there would probably track a lot into it.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 16:57

I'd hate to clean it :s

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 16:59

From someone who loves swimming that thing just looks beautiful.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 17:02

Doesn't Chile have shark infested waters?


I dono man, but really .... that is some heavy duty pool ... I think it is a bit wasteful as you can set nets and what not in the ocean and have a safe swimming area (might be wrong).

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 17:09

And its cleaned salt water, although it is heated.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 17:20

that close to the ocean who needs a pool

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 18:29

San Alfonso del Mar - Chile
If the ocean isn't suitable for swimming, why not put a giant pool on the beach? That's what they did at San Alfonso del Mar resort in Algarrobo, Chile. The decision was made not because of sharks, but because the water was too cold for visitors to enjoy. The pool is a kilometre long and 35 metres deep making it the biggest and deepest pool in the world. Water is pumped in from the ocean and filtered, so it's clean, but still salty. You can even sail small boats and kayak in the pool.


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