The deepest swimming pool in the world at 45.5 meters (150 feet), was opened in the Polish town of Mszczonow, near Warsaw. The diving pool, called Deepspot, is filled with 8,000 cubic meters of water – more than 20 times the amount of water in a typical 25-meter swimming pool.
Unlike conventional swimming pools, the Deepspot complex is able to accommodate customers despite the limitations of coronavirus, as it is considered a training center that offers courses for divers.
A hotel with rooms from which guests can watch divers at a depth of 5 meters is also planned.
“It’s the deepest swimming pool in the world,” Deepspot director Michal Braszczynski said on Saturday opening. “The swimming pool will also be used by the fire brigade and the military. There are many scenarios to train and we can also test different equipment, ”added Braszczynski.
The current Guinness world record holder is in Montegrotto Terme in Italy and has a depth of 42 meters.
About a dozen visitors arrived on the first day, of which eight seasoned divers attempted to pass the exam to become an instructor.
Przemyslaw Kacprzak, 39, said: “There are no beautiful fish or reefs here so it cannot be a substitute for the sea but this is definitely a good place to learn and train to safely dive in open water, ”said Przemyslaw Kacprzak, a 39-year-old man who guided the diving. “And fun! It’s like a divers kindergarten!”
The swimming pool took two years to build and cost about 40 million zloty (8.9 million euros, $ 10.6 million). Approximately 5,000 cubic meters of concrete were used.
Despite its enormous size, this pool will soon lose its title, as a new 50-meter-deep pool, named ‘Blue Abyss,’ will open in the UK in 2021.