Swimming pools are the place to rest and savor the relaxation that surrounds you. Many people have swimming pools in their back yards. Hotels offer swimming pools as an incentive for their guests. Throughout the world resorts, hotels and even individual people are trying to get the jump on having the largest swimming pool in the world. Here is a list of the 10 largest swimming pools in the world:
World’s Largest Pool
1. San Alfonso del Mar Resort, Chile – This is the world’s largest pool. It covers 20 acres and holds 66 million gallons of water. It has been named in the Guinness Book of Records as the biggest pool in the world. This large swimming pool uses a computer controlled filtration and suction system that keeps fresh seawater in constant circulation.
Other Pools that Made the List
2. Garden City, Kansas – Garden City’s “The Big Pool” is the world’s largest hand dug swimming pool. It is larger than a 100-yard football field. It holds 2.2 million gallons of water and can accommodate water skiing. The Big Pool has three water slides, a children’s pool and 50-meter Olympic swimming lanes.
3. El Campo, Texas – El Campo, Texas is home of the world’s largest pool, residential pool that is. This pool was designed for a couple that wanted a tropical getaway in their backyard. This large pool boasts a 40,000 square foot main pool that has 750,000 gallons of water, six waterfalls, a lazy river that is 500 feet long, and a 21 foot slide.
4. Marina Bay Sans Hotel, Singapore – This infinity pool has made the list of the world’s largest pools because of the majestic beauty of it. This pool is for guests only and sits on top of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel 57 stories above ground. The resort has named this area Sky Park. The pool is 150 meters across. It has the best views in Singapore!
5. Hanging Gardens, Ubud, Indonesia – The Hanging Gardens is one of the most famous pools in the world and is also one of the largest pools. It has a split level infinity pool that overlooks the amazing and wild jungle of Indonesia. Those enjoying the pool will experience the sensation of swimming above the treetops and the valley. It is lined with batu chandi stone and has a geometric wall of solidified ash.
6. Laucala Island Resort, Fiji – The Laucala Island Resort has a private infinity pool with every villa but it also has a 2,000 square meter lagoon style pool. The magnificence of this pool is magnified because it sits at the heart of the resort and is enveloped by palm trees. The pool is divided into three areas and includes tropical islands that are man-made and has a 25 meter long glass cube that is perfect for lap swimming.
7. Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, Tanzania – While this is not the largest swimming pool, it is still a big pool and is located in a breathtaking setting. This is a free-form infinity pool that overlooks the watering hole for many elephants. It also overlooks the Serengeti plains.
8. King’s Pond at the Four Seasons Resort, Hualalai – The King’s Pond is located at the northernmost crescent of the Four Seasons Resort in Hualalai. It holds 1.8 million gallons of water and is carved out of natural lava rock. There are over 3,000 tropical fish in more than 75 different species that freely swim within this pool. There is a spotted eagle ray that also calls this pool home.
9. Hayman Island Resort, Australia – The Hayman Island Resort on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia has its famous pool make the list of the world’s largest pools. It is a very complex pool that is a large saltwater pool with a freshwater pool nestled inside it. The entire pool is seven times the size of an Olympic pool.
10. Oberoi Udaivilas, India – This amazing pool is one of the world’s largest pools and gives the guests staying at Oberoi Udaivilas a unique experience. Those guests who have rooms that lead to the terrace can swim directly to and from their private rooms. The pool gives breathtaking views and allows guests the opportunity to spend more time in this exquisite pool without having to travel far from their rooms.