List of largest swimming pools

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This is a list of the largest swimming pools in the world ranked by surface area.

Rankings[edit]

Note: Only extant completed artificial swimming pools are listed. Depth is not taken into account, and natural pools are not listed.

Rank Swimming Pool Country City Area
(hectares)
Area
(sq ft)
Opened Notes Coordinates
1 Citystars Sharm El Sheikh  Egypt Sharm El Sheikh 9.68[1] 1,041,947 2015 Current Guinness World Record holder for the largest man-made lagoon. Sea water. Marketing material and press releases claim a larger area of 12.5 hectares.[2] 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 8 871,200 2006 Held the title of world's largest swimming pool for 9 years. 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 7.2[3] 705,672 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 Las Brisas  Chile Santo Domingo 2 217,800 NA 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)
5 Laguna Bahia  Chile Algarrobo 1.4 152,460 NA Sea water. 33°21′9.1″S 71°38′49.6″W / 33.352528°S 71.647111°W / -33.352528; -71.647111 (Laguna Bahia)
6 Dreamworld Fun Lagoon  Pakistan Karachi 0.9[4] 95,832 2008 The world's largest's swimming pool without sea water. It contains well water. 25°1′56.5″N 67°8′29.3″E / 25.032361°N 67.141472°E / 25.032361; 67.141472 (Dreamworld)
7 Seagaia Ocean Dome  Japan Miyazaki 0.8 87,120 1993 The world's largest indoor swimming pool. Sea water. Official claimed area is 300 meters by 100 meters (3 hectares) but this is the size of the dome structure; the actual swimming pool is much smaller. The swimming area is smaller than the overall pool size due to shallow water near the long beach. 31°57′18.1″N 131°28′8.4″E / 31.955028°N 131.469000°E / 31.955028; 131.469000 (Seagaia Ocean Dome)
8 Piscine Alfred Nakache  France Toulouse 0.75 80,729 1931 Pool measuring 150 meters by 50 meters (7500 square metres) 43°35′9.0″N 1°26′7.2″E / 43.585833°N 1.435333°E / 43.585833; 1.435333 (Piscine Alfred Nakache Toulouse)
9 Hayman Island Resort  Australia Hayman Island 0.72 78,408 1985 20°3′27.7″S 148°53′4.9″E / 20.057694°S 148.884694°E / -20.057694; 148.884694 (Hayman Island Resort)
10 Laguna Vista  Chile Algarrobo 0.68 73,181 NA Sea water. 33°21′37.6″S 71°39′17.5″W / 33.360444°S 71.654861°W / -33.360444; -71.654861 (Laguna Vista)
11 Hansen Dam Recreation Center  USA Los Angeles, CA 0.61[5][6] 65,340 1998[5] A flood control basin, this is not (NOT) a swimming pool. Municipal water. Actual swim area somewhat smaller due to a shallow beach. 34°16′13.9″N 118°23′20.9″W / 34.270528°N 118.389139°W / 34.270528; -118.389139 (Hansen Dam)
12 Riviera Club Pool  USA Indianapolis, IN 0.42 45,000 1933 City water
13 Glenwood Springs Pool  USA Glenwood Springs 0.28 30,056 1888[7] Official claimed area is 405 ft by 100 ft (0.93 acres) but 100 ft is its widest width at only one point.[8] 39°32′58.6″N 107°19′24.8″W / 39.549611°N 107.323556°W / 39.549611; -107.323556 (Glenwood Springs Pool)
14 Tooting Bec Lido UK London 0.27 29,700 1906 open-air fresh water swimming pool in South London. It is the largest swimming pool by surface area in the United Kingdom, being 100 yards (91.44 m) long and 33 yards (30.18 m) wide. 51° 25′ 54″ N, 0° 8′ 21″ W
15 Atlantis' Largest Pool  Bahamas Paradise Island 0.26 28,750 1998 25°5′11.2″N 77°19′31.7″W / 25.086444°N 77.325472°W / 25.086444; -77.325472 (Atlantis Resort)
16 Mamlouk Palace: The Aqua  Egypt Hurghada 0.2 21,344 NA 27°6′3″N 33°49′46″E / 27.10083°N 33.82944°E / 27.10083; 33.82944 (Mamlouk Palace)
17 Splash & Fun Water Park - Wave Pool  Malta Bahar Ic-Cahaq 0.174 18,730 2004 Sea Water.
18 Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory Pool  USA Houston 0.17[9] 18,295 1995 This pool is used to train astronauts. 29°36′25.4″N 95°8′36.8″W / 29.607056°N 95.143556°W / 29.607056; -95.143556 (Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory)
19 Four Seasons Rock Pool  USA Kaʻūpūlehu 0.153 16,553 1996 19°49′45.9″N 155°59′24.3″W / 19.829417°N 155.990083°W / 19.829417; -155.990083 (Four Seasons Resort Hualalai)
20 Marina Bay Sands Infinity Pool  Singapore Downtown Core 0.15 16,117 2010 Worlds largest infinity pool. 1°16′59.2″N 103°51′34.5″E / 1.283111°N 103.859583°E / 1.283111; 103.859583 (Marina Bay Sands)
21 MGM Grand Pool  USA Las Vegas 0.14 15,682 1996 Claimed area is 1.22 acres but this includes the big piece of land encircled by the actual long narrow pool. 36°6′18.3″N 115°9′59″W / 36.105083°N 115.16639°W / 36.105083; -115.16639 (MGM Grand Las Vegas)

References[edit]

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  4. ^ "Dreamworld Fun Lagoon". dreamworld.pk. Dreamworld Ltd. Archived from the original on 27 August 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "HANSEN DAM SWIM LAKE". Swimming in L.A. Retrieved 2017-05-29. 
  6. ^ "Time to swim: Hansen Dam Aquatic Center, Burbank pools opening this weekend, others getting ready". Retrieved 2017-05-29. 
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