The Largest Swimming Pool in the World

Huge, powerful, exorbitant! I’m running out of adjectives for this giant – I’m talking about the biggest pool in the world. Where the official Guinness World Record holder can be found and how big the pool of superlatives is, read here!

San Alfonso del Mar – Largest Pool in the World

If you’re tired of having a paddling pool in your garden at home, then a trip to South America might be right for you. Specifically to Chile, in the resort of San Alfonso del Mar! There you will find the largest pool in the world.

Parallel to the sea, the largest pool in the world extends over 1013 meters. It also officially worlds record holder in the Guinness Book of Records. Just pulling a few laps quickly can be a day-filling task here. And otherwise, water sports enthusiasts will get their money’s worth in the largest pool in the world. The hotel offers the possibility to rent, sail or dive boats and kayaks. There are always small islands scattered around the pool, so you can take regular breaks before you run out of breath.

With a constant water temperature of 26 degrees, the pool offers some advantages over swimming in the Pacific. So you do not have to worry about sharks or dangerous currents. And lack of space and other bathers that get in your way, you definitely do not have to be annoyed. And even in bad weather, you can use the largest pool in the world. Inside the glass pyramid, you will find a sandy beach with palm trees and even a waterfall.

Construction and Operation

The construction of the basin, which cost an estimated 1.1 billion euros, was comparatively uncomplicated. The bigger challenge is to keep the approximately 250 million liters of water that the pool holds clean and clear. In order to be able to do away with very expensive cleaning agents and disinfectants, a system has been developed that pumps, filters and removes 800,000 liters of fresh seawater from the Pacific every day. Thus, the use of chemical agents can be greatly reduced. And the system works! The water of the largest pool in the world is so clear that even at a depth of 3 meters you can see to the bottom.

Facts and Figures

  • Length: 1013 meters
  • Depth: 3.5 meters
  • Area: 7.7 hectares
  • Capacity: 250 million liters
  • Construction costs: 1.1 billion euros

San Alfonso del Mar Resort

Unfortunately, only hotel guests of San Alfonso del Mar Resort have access to the largest pool in the world. But a check-in in the 2006 completed and very well rated hotel area is thoroughly recommended. Room facilities include free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen cable TV, and a balcony or terrace. From there you have not only sea, but also pool view. Those who still feel constrained in the record pool on nearly 8 acres can take advantage of the direct access to Algarrobo beach.

Address: Camino Algarrobo Mirasol 886, Valparaíso, Algarrobo, Chile

Prices: Standard room between 214 € – 454 €

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  1. I agree that this destination gives tourists the chance to enjoy the experience of somehow swimming in the Pacific, but without the risk and fear of possibly encountering dangerous marine life! I also like how the developers took in account the maintenance of the swimming pool, without incurring to much costs. Couldn’t imagine this resort to be open to the general public, pretty sure everyone would love to experience this. So I guess the developers did it right to limit this to hotel guests?

  2. Just learned a new one again, the world largest swimming pool,well,with the facts and figures before definitely the world’s largest with 1013 metres in length,that’s amazing.I feel like diving into it right away.

  3. I wonder how much would it cost to host a pool party here? This is beyond amazing. Imagine, just for a few hundred euros you can enjoy all the hotel’s first class amenities and have access to the largest pool in the world in your hotel backyard. Pretty much justifies as an Instagram worthy post!

  4. OHHH This a BIG WOW, now I have seen the biggest swimming pool even just here on these photos, still very good for me to watch these photos even just here… really good I think this much better if I will see this place in person

  5. Hotel guests at San Alfonso del Mar Resort get access to the biggest pool in the world. It is a nicely rated hotel is recommended.

  6. Very highly recommended for all. The room facilities are awesome and have free wifi, terrace, balcony, a flat screen cable TV.

  7. The pool is so big. I bet it can hold hundreds of guests at one. And what came into mind when they were planning to construct? I mean, the ocean is there; why build a pool next to the ocean.

  8. I think that the management made the right decision in making the pool accessible only to hotel guests and not open to public so that it could effectively maintain its cleanliness. Indeed quality has its price and I really hope we can get there next year when we make our trip to Chile.

  9. The idea of having the swimming pool adjacent to the sea, or in fact, it is like cutting a part of the sea to make it a swimming pool, is brilliant. The water wouldn’t have to be a stagnant one and many people could enjoy it.

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