The World’s Biggest Pool: San Alfonso del Mar21 October, 2014 / News
Chile is well-known for having a coastline that is almost 3,000 miles long. And with all that beachfront real estate, there is something for everyone. On the central coast, just a little over an hour’s from Santiago, there is also the world’s largest crystalline lagoon, located at the beach. And it makes perfect sense.
The lagoon, Crystal Lagoon’s company concept and world patented technology, is an innovation that has revolutionized the first and second housing real estate sector at international levels. In fact, San Alfonso del Mar is the iconic project that enabled the consolidation of the export model for the world’s largest crystalline lagoons that are today part of more than 250 international developments.
San Alfonso del Mar is a large beachfront condominium complex and vacation spot about 60 miles from Santiago. The complex is built around a feature you don’t get in many beachfront towns: a saltwater lagoon that is calmer, clearer and warmer than the ocean it fronts. And it’s long and deep enough that you can sail, kayak or scuba dive in it, for when you get tired of swimming from end to end, which, by the way, is equivalent to swimming the length of 20 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
The pool is a kilometer (0.62 miles) long, and contains more than 65 million gallons of filtered Pacific seawater. Its maximum depth is 115 feet. It has a surface area of 20 acres, and it is heated by the sun to nearly 80 degrees, which is considerably warmer than the ocean water, which hovers at around 66 degrees most of the year, thanks to the chilly Humboldt Current, which sweeps up from Antarctica.
Crystal Lagoons Corporation is an international innovation company that has developed and patented technology that allows for the low-cost construction and maintenance of unlimited size bodies of water in crystal-clear condition. Patented in 160 countries, Crystal Lagoons’ technology applications range widely from its recreational business, which brings the dream of idyllic beach life to any corner of the world, to its industrial variations in closed-circuit cooling, water desalination and applications for the mining industry. The technology was pioneered by Fernando Fischmann, the founder and chairman of Crystal Lagoons Corporation. A trained biochemist, Fischmann patented the technology and founded Crystal Lagoons Corporation in 2007. In less than three years since its formation, Crystal Lagoons Corporation has seen exponential growth and is currently involved in over 300 projects in more than 60 countries, including Egypt, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Singapore, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Paraguay and United States.