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World's Largest Outdoor Pool At Chile's San Alfonso del Mar Resort (PHOTOS)

Posted: Updated: 05/21/2012 9:49 am

Worlds Largest Swimming Pool

Sure, there are many memorable hotel pools -- the one at Singapore's stunning Marina Bay Sands spring to mind -- but none can compete with the world's largest outdoor swimming pool at Chile's San Alfonso del Mar Resort.

The enormous man-made pool, set along the coastline, is larger than 20 Olympic-size pools and holds a whopping 66 million gallons of water, according to The Daily Mail. Crystal Lagoons, the creator of the pool, claims it's six-times bigger than its closest competitor, the Orthlieb Pool in Casablanca, Morocco.

Not only is the pool long, it's deep. It holds the Guinness World Record for being the world's deepest (115 feet) and up keep costs a cool 2 million pounds annually.

The nearly 20-acre pool sucks water directly in from the sea using a computer-controlled suction and filtration system.

Check out the pool below.

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  • World's Largest Swimming Pool Photos

    Aerial view of the world's largest swimming pool at a seaside resort in Algarrobo, Chile, 28 January, 2008. Acknowledged by the Guinness World Records, the lagoon measures 1,013 metres (3,323 ft) in length, covers an area of eight hectares (20 acres), contains 250,000 cubic meters of water and is navigable in small boats. Credit: Martin Bernetti, AFP / Getty Images

  • World's Largest Swimming Pool Photos

    Tourists enjoy the world's largest swimming pool at a seaside resort in Algarrobo, Chile, 28 January, 2008. Acknowledged by the Guinness World Records, the lagoon measures 1,013 metres (3,323 ft)) in length, covers an area of eight hectares (20 acres), contains 250,000 cubic meters of water and is navigable in small boats. Credit: Martin Bernetti, AFP / Getty Images

  • World's Largest Swimming Pool Photos

    Tourists sail a boat in the world's largest swimming pool at a seaside resort in Algarrobo, Chile, 28 January, 2008. Credit: Martin Bernetti, AFP / Getty Images

  • World's Largest Swimming Pool Photos

    Tourists sail a small boat in the world's largest swimming pool at a seaside resort in Algarrobo, Chile, 28 January, 2008. Credit: Martin Bernetti, AFP / Getty Images

  • World's Largest Swimming Pool Photos

    A couple of tourists swim in the world's largest swimming pool at a seaside resort in Algarrobo, Chile, 28 January, 2008.

  • World's Largest Swimming Pool Photos

    This is a satellite image of the city of Alagarrobo in Chile featuring the San Alfonso del Mar hotel and resort (top left) which holds the Guinness Record for the world's largest swimming pool August 20, 2007 in Alagarrobo, Chilie. Credit: DigitalGlobe / Getty Images

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