In addition to acreage and water volume, we’ve covered the construction history and amenities you can expect to find if you visit these exceptional swimming pools.
Here’s our list of the 7 largest swimming pools in the world:
Citystars Sharm El Sheik, Egypt – 23.9 acres
Egypt is a country of rich history and contrasts, home to some of the most expensive woods in the world, and iconic landmarks such as the Sphinx and pyramids. It also boasts the world’s largest swimming pool, the Citystars Sharm el Sheikh Crystal Lagoon pool, covering 23.9 acres and is located 3 miles inland from the Sharm El Sheikh gated community.
This outstanding pool is designed to resemble a natural body of water, although its construction in the middle of the Sinai desert marks it as a wonder of contemporary construction. Costing $5.5 million to build, it takes several weeks to fill this artificial lagoon with saltwater, covering a distance in excess of 1 million square feet.
San Alfonso Del Mar, Chile – 20 acres
The last super pool found in Chile – and the second-largest in the world – is the swimming pool at San Alfonso del Mar. Part of a private residential resort, San Alfonso del Mar is based in the Chilean city of Algarrobo, roughly 62 miles from Santiago, the nation’s capital city.
At one point in time, this broke world records for the world’s biggest pool and holds an impressive 66 million gallons of water. The pool uses filtered seawater, which ensures the temperature remains warmer than the ocean water, with the complex covering a total of 20 acres.
MahaSamutr, Thailand – 17 acres
There are several ways traveling changes your mindset, and relaxing in the MahaSamutr pool in Thailand is certainly a good place to start your adventures. Thailand’s MahaSamutr – which translates into English as “the ocean” – covers a total of 17 acres, acting as a miniature sea for members of the exclusive country club it belongs to.
The swimming pool is surrounded by sandy beaches, and there’s also an island in the middle of the waters, including a string of luxury villas. There are 80 villas on the resort, while the country club sits directly next to the pool for quick and easy access.
The Orthlieb Pool Of Casablanca, Morocco – 8.9 acres
Some of the world’s largest swimming pools stand as testaments to the feats of modern engineering, reshaping the landscape to create impressive resorts. The Orthlieb pool of Casablanca in Morocco reminds us that these engineering marvels aren’t just a modern occurrence, having been initially opened on July 14th, 1934.
This seawater swimming pool originally spanned 9.89 acres and was built in the rocks on the road from Ain Diab to Casablanca in Morocco. Measuring 480 meters long by 75 meters wide, at one point, this pool was the largest pool in the world and took three years to complete.
Las Brisas, Chile – 5 acres
The second entry from Chile in this guide to the largest swimming pools in the world is the pool for the Las Brisas complex, which expands across five acres. The Las Brisas de Santo Domingo luxury resort is located in the Valparaiso region of Chile’s San Antonio province and is a hugely popular holiday destination for locals.
The five-acre swimming pool serves as the centerpiece of the resort community and was developed by Crystal Lagoons. Designed to mimic seawater, the pool overlooks the Pacific Ocean and uses 45 million liters of temperature-controlled seawater, which is pumped in each day.
Laguna Bahia, Chile – 3.5 acres
While Chile might be one of the cheapest countries to live in, that doesn’t mean it lacks impressive swimming pools to visit. Indeed, three of the largest swimming pools in the world can be found in Chile, with the smallest of the three located at Laguna Bahia.
The pool at this luxurious resort covers 3.5 acres, or 150,000 square feet, which is large enough for visitors to participate in kayaking and windsurfing. There’s also an extended shallow area where younger children can splash about, and a long beach for lounging around in the sun.
Hayman Island Resort Pool, Australia – 2.2 acres
Australia’s largest swimming pool can be found at Hayman Island resort’s pool, with this massive pool measuring 1.8 acres, covering a surface area of 78,000 feet.
That’s more than seven Olympic-sized swimming pools, with the pool’s freshwater area surrounded by an even larger saltwater pool, separated by a sandbar along the center. Originally constructed in 1985 as a part of the private Hayman Island resort, the pool features four interconnecting boardwalks on the water’s surface, the largest of which measures 165 feet.