In a bid to attract more tourists a company called Crystal Lagoons has announced an ambitious project, to build the world’s largest swimming pool in the Egyptian dessert. Crystal Lagoons built the current world’s largest pool which is at San Alfonso del Mar in Chile.
In July, 2009 the city of Sharm el Sheik, Egypt, will unveil a $5.5 billion real estate development, featuring 12 giant lagoons, the largest of which measures a staggering 8.8 hectares in size. The project nicknamed “City of Stars” will feature 30,000 luxury residences, a string of five-star hotels, golf courses, even a museum and shopping mall. These will be arranged around the 12 lagoons that dot the landscape. Using Crystal Lagoons’ patented water filtering technology, the pools only need to be filled once, after which the water will be constantly circulated, filtered and disinfected.