Wet Pool offers you interesting tidbits of information related to pools:
- The largest pool in the world is in San Alfonso del Mar in Chile. It is an artificial lagoon that is 8 hectars in size and
contains 250,000 cubic meters of water. That is equivalent to 6,000 residential pools together. It has been recognized by the
Guinness World Records.
- The first hot pools were created by the Romans, who used them for recreation, distinct from the places that were used for
- The first interior pool was built in London, England in 1742.
- The first passenger ships that had pools aboard were the S. S. Olympic and its' sister ship Titanic, that had a heated pool.
- Several hotels in Las Vegas, Nevada actually have floating gambling tables in their pools.
- Pools are used for hockey, synchronized swimming, water polo, to teach how to scuba dive, and to teach safeguarding
techniques. They are also used to teach techniques and abilities to austronauts, and for those that work in submarines
- Swimmers live longer than walkers or runners
- The "turbo pump" of the Space Shuttle is so powerful that it can draina residential pool in 25 seconds.
- For many years, Puerto Rico held the record of the longest pool in the world with the pool at Cerromar in Dorado, P.R.
- The Gran Meliá Golf Resort in Coco Beach, Rio Grande has the largest lagoon pool in Puerto Rico.
- The dimensions of an olympic pool are:
Length- 164 feet (50 meters)
Width- 84 feet (25 meters)
Lanes- 8 to 10
Width of lanes- 8 feet 2 inches (2.5 meters)
Depth - at least 6 feet 7 inches (2.0 meters)
Temperature - 25 to 28 degrees Celcius (77 to 82 F)
Volume - At least 2,500 M^ 3, 660,000 US gallons (2,500,000 litres) but it varies with the depth of the pool
- Even though pools may have differnt sizes and styles, all basically work the same way and have seven principal
components. The principal concept is to move the water in a cyclical manner.
- Green algae is the most common problem of pools.
- The word piscina is a latin word that described the first pools that were used by Roman emperors.
- Romans and Greeks constructed piscinas for athletic training, for nautical games and for military excercises.
- The San Juan Natatorium is considered among the best in the world.
- The ideal pH of pool water is from 7.0 to 7.6. The pH of our tears is between 7.2 to 7.4.
Gran Meliá Golf Resort
San Juan Natatorium