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Claim: Photographs show the world's largest swimming pool.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, January 2008]
Origins: These photographs are, as described, pictures of the world's largest swimming pool: a man-made,
The vast lido requires high-technology filtration systems to keep the water fresh, with a computer-controlled system drawing in water from the sea from one end and pumping it out of the other.Guinness World Records have indeed vetted the San Alfonso del Mar pool as the world's largest, smashing a record previously held by the
Fernando Fischmann, developer of the "pulse oxidation" technology used in the pool, says that pumping the water back in to the ocean does no harm to wildlife or ecosystems.
Crystal Lagoons, Fischmann's company, is believed to be planning as many as six more mega-pools for locations in Panama, Argentina and, predictably, Dubai.
The following clip offers a (silent) video view of the San Alfonso del Mar pool:
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