We’re in the middle of a heat wave right now in the Northeast and all I can think about is this amazing pool. Yes, that thing this guy is sailing a boat on is a pool.

The San Alfonso del Mar resort in Chile holds the record for the world’s largest swimming pool. It cost over $2 billion to build and now requires $4 million a year in maintenance. It’s twenty acres of crystal clear saltwater maintained by a state of the art suction and filtration system.

You could piss in this thing for 4 days and 4 nights straight and the filtration system wouldn’t bat an eyelash. Even the most asparagus infused urine turns into Fiji Water in 2 seconds.

Can you imagine how great it would be to cannonball into this right now? It’s kept at a perfect 78 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer, while the surrounding oceanfront water only gets up to a quite ‘Chilean’ 62 degrees. (Additional photos and more after the jump)


Contains 66 million gallons of saltwater and stretches the length of three football fields (Isn’t it weird that we always use that as a measurement? Why not say how many racquetball courts long it is?)

Watch out for the deep end too. It’s 115 feet to the bottom and you can see it clearly because of the pristine water the filtration system churns out.

While you’re out in the middle of this ‘pool’, I find it hard to believe you don’t feel like you’re in the ocean. It’s so massive that you can even go windsurfing, sailing, and kayaking in it. A pool like this speaks volume of the quality of the resort. Probably the type of place that gives complimentary happy ending massages.

I’m a little rusty on my Spanish, but according to the website a one bedroom apartment for 5 nights and 6 days costs about $331,000. If you find yourself in this part of Chile this summer, maybe this is the place for you.

Has anyone been to this place? Let us know in the comments section if it is better than heaven, because it definitely looks like it.


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Thanks to Most-Expensive.net) Most-Expensive: Swimming Pool, June 10, 2008