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The world's largest outdoor pool


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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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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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Wonder how long it took to fill.

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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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You're doing it wrong...

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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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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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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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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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I'd hate to clean it :s

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From someone who loves swimming that thing just looks beautiful.

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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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And its cleaned salt water, although it is heated.

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that close to the ocean who needs a pool

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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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Money couldve been put to better use to feed the poor in that country rather than cater to tourists...

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Money couldve been put to better use to feed the poor in that country rather than cater to tourists...

This pool will generate more revenue than the cost of building which means your statement is actually false. The people would be fed for a while and then when the money runs out, no food anymore. The revenue would be better spent on this, not the investment.

If you are really that worried about the poor, why don't you stop paying for your internet and use that much to feed the poor? No? Then get off your high horse. People will use their money for whatever they want because, you know, its their money.

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LOL.

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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.

I can not read Spanish very well, but it looks like a one bedroom apartment is 85000 CLP which is about $167 USD for a day. This is the rental page It also appears that the most expensive room goes for about $256 USD Also the resorts page is here

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