Wednesday, July 2, 2008

World's Largest Swimming Pool

The last time I was in South America I hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and trekked through Patagonia. Little did I know that I was missing one other helluva site:

The World's Largest Swimming Pool is located off the coast of Chile. It is more than 1,000 yards long, covers 20 acres, has a 115-foot deep end, and holds 66 million gallons of water.

This monster pool uses a computer-controlled suction and filtration system to keep fresh seawater in permanent circulation, drawing it in from the ocean at one end and pumping it out at the other. It costs 2 million dollars a year to maintain.

Pretty fantastic if you ask me (or a fantastic waste of money?)

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Stephanie said...

oh my worrrrrrrdddd thats ridiculous! I'm so jealous you went to Macchu Picchu! I didn't try the panforte, though I was told its the region's specialty. Its similar to a fruit cake, kinda right? Did you try it?

flutterbyblue said...

Panforte is sort of like a harder version of fruitcake. It's not quite as sweet. I did try it and was not the hugest fan (although, I am also not a huge fan of fruitcake so my opinion might be biased!)