List of largest swimming pools

There are a number of large swimming pools around the world, several of which are artificial lagoons. As of 2019, the Guinness World Record holder for the largest man-made lagoon is Citystars Sharm El Sheikh, located in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.[1]

ListEdit

Only extant completed artificial swimming pools larger than 1,500 m2 (16,000 sq ft) for which reliable size sourcing information is available are listed, sorted by surface area. Depth and volume are not taken into account. Note that this list may not be comprehensive as large swimming pools for which no reliable sources exist attesting to their size are not included.

Rank Swimming Pool Country City Area Opened Water Notes Coordinates
1 Citystars Sharm El Sheikh   Egypt Sharm El Sheikh 96,800 m2 (1,042,000 sq ft)[1]
See Note.
2015 Sea water 28°1′41.2″N 34°23′38.7″E / 28.028111°N 34.394083°E / 28.028111; 34.394083 (City Stars Pool)
2 San Alfonso del Mar   Chile Algarrobo 80,000 m2 (860,000 sq ft)[2] 2006 Sea water 33°21′0.4″S 71°39′9.6″W / 33.350111°S 71.652667°W / -33.350111; -71.652667 (San Alfonso del Mar)
3 Mahasamutr   Thailand Hua Hin 72,000 m2 (780,000 sq ft)[3] 2014 Sea water 12°31′20.6″N 99°56′16.6″E / 12.522389°N 99.937944°E / 12.522389; 99.937944 (Mahasamutr)
4 Treasure Bay Bintan   Indonesia Lagoi 63,000 m2 (678,000 sq ft)[4] 2015 Sea water 1°9′34″N 104°19′47″E / 1.15944°N 104.32972°E / 1.15944; 104.32972 (Treasure Bay Bintan)
5 Ostrava Poruba - Vřesina   Czech Republic Ostrava 41,200 m2 (443,000 sq ft)[5] 1962 Fresh water
6 Piscina Las Brisas De Santo Domingo   Chile Santo Domingo 22,000 m2 (240,000 sq ft)[6] Sea water 33°41′36.4″S 71°39′4.7″W / 33.693444°S 71.651306°W / -33.693444; -71.651306 (Piscina Las Brisas)
7 Freibad Weyermannshaus    Switzerland Bern 16,000 m2 (170,000 sq ft)[7] 1908 Fresh water 46°56′51.7″N 7°24′18.8″E / 46.947694°N 7.405222°E / 46.947694; 7.405222 (Weyermannshaus)
8 Dreamworld Resort   Pakistan Karachi 8,903.1 m2 (95,832 sq ft)[8] 2008 Well water 25°1′56.5″N 67°8′29.3″E / 25.032361°N 67.141472°E / 25.032361; 67.141472 (Dreamworld)
9 Nakache été   France Toulouse 7,500 m2 (81,000 sq ft)[9][10] 1933 Fresh water 43°35′8.85″N 1°26′7.61″E / 43.5857917°N 1.4354472°E / 43.5857917; 1.4354472
10 Oak Ridge Municipal Swimming Pool   USA Oak Ridge, TN 6,100 m2 (65,000 sq ft)[11] 1944[11] Spring water
11 Tooting Bec Lido   UK London 2,800 m2 (30,000 sq ft)[12] 1906 Fresh water 51° 25′ 54″ N, 0° 8′ 21″ W
12 Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory   USA Houston 1,914.2 m2 (20,604 sq ft)[13] 1995 29°36′25.4″N 95°8′36.8″W / 29.607056°N 95.143556°W / 29.607056; -95.143556 (Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory)

Note: Marketing material and press releases for Citystars Sharm El Sheikh claim a larger area of 12.5 hectares (125,000 m2; 1,350,000 sq ft)[14]

Other swimming pool superlativesEdit

Swimming Pool Country City Opened Notes Coordinates
Marina Bay Sands   Singapore Downtown Core 2010 World's highest and longest rooftop infinity pool at 200 metres (650 feet) high[15] and 150 metres (490 feet) long[16] 1°16′59.2″N 103°51′34.5″E / 1.283111°N 103.859583°E / 1.283111; 103.859583 (Marina Bay Sands)
Y-40   Italy Montegrotto Terme World's deepest pool at 42.15 metres (138.3 feet) deep[17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Largest man-made lagoon". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 2017-03-06.
  2. ^ "San Alfonso del Mar is Holder of Guinness World Record for the Biggest Pool on Earth". luxurytravelmagazine.com. 5 November 2008.
  3. ^ "Crystal Lagoons Continues to Affirm its Global Footprint With their Latest Success in Thailand". varietyetc.com. 2 October 2015. Retrieved 2019-04-08.
  4. ^ Tiffany. "Crystal Lagoon". Bintan Resorts. Retrieved 2019-08-14.
  5. ^ "Open Air Swimming Pool". 360globe.net. 2019-07-09. Retrieved 2019-07-09.
  6. ^ Huidobro, Constanza García (2016-12-13). "Las Brisas de Santo Domingo: Entretención y tranquilidad frente al mar". misegundavivienda.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-04-08.
  7. ^ "Das sind die grössten, beliebtesten und schönsten Badis der Schweiz". watson.ch (in German). Retrieved 2019-04-08.
  8. ^ "Dreamworld Fun Lagoon". dreamworld.pk. Dreamworld Ltd. Archived from the original on 27 August 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  9. ^ "La carte des piscines dans l'agglomération toulousaine". ladepeche.fr (in French). Retrieved 2019-06-30.
  10. ^ "La piscine d'été Nakache à Toulouse". France Bleu (in French). Retrieved 2019-06-30.
  11. ^ a b {{http://orrecparks.oakridgetn.gov/outdoor-pool/facilities/%7Ctitle=City of Oak Ridge, TN Parks and Recreation Department
  12. ^ "About us: Tooting Bec Lido History Hub". tootinglidohistory.org.uk. Retrieved 2019-04-08.
  13. ^ "ABOUT THE NBL". nasa.gov. NASA. Archived from the original on 26 June 2007. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  14. ^ "CRYSTAL LAGOONS' GREAT PROJECT IN EGYPT". Fernando Fischmann. 2014-12-19. Retrieved 2017-03-06.
  15. ^ Wiggins, Leslie Anne (22 August 2016). "8 of the World's Most Daring Swimming Pools". Architectural Digest. Retrieved 2019-04-08.
  16. ^ Edsor, Bobbie (3 December 2017). "Inside the world's most Instagrammed hotel, which boasts the world's longest infinity pool on its 57th floor". Business Insider. Retrieved 2019-04-08.
  17. ^ Chloe Hamilton (23 September 2014). "Y-40 Deep Joy: This is the world's deepest swimming pool". The Independent. Retrieved 24 September 2014.