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(Daily Mail)   The world's deepest swimming pool which descends 113 feet and contains a whopping 660,500 gallons of water   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 103
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2012-08-18 06:06:53 PM  
As someone who just filled her 3 foot deep inflatable pool today, I'm getting a kick out of this.
 
2012-08-18 06:37:05 PM  
thanks subby, I love this.
/fish out of water.
 
2012-08-18 09:03:09 PM  
Sign me up
 
2012-08-18 09:04:15 PM  
I have GOT to get me one of these.
 
2012-08-18 09:06:32 PM  
Needs more sharks.
 
2012-08-18 09:07:19 PM  
A lot of people probably have urinated in it over the years.


/I'm different.
 
2012-08-18 09:07:23 PM  
I want to throw some killer sharks in here. 113 feet is ridiculous.
 
2012-08-18 09:09:19 PM  
Extreme diving for pennies.
 
2012-08-18 09:09:19 PM  
Pfft. A shallow end.

/Keed. I'm sparing my ears 'til I hear mine and all three siblings kids laugh for the first time.
 
2012-08-18 09:11:08 PM  
Maybe the world's deepest, but not the largest.

A full order of magnitude larger at 6.2 million gallons.

--Carlos V.
 
2012-08-18 09:14:26 PM  

unbelver: Maybe the world's deepest, but not the largest.

A full order of magnitude larger at 6.2 million gallons.

--Carlos V.


And add another order of magnitude at 66 million gallons in Chile.

--Carlos V.
 
2012-08-18 09:14:33 PM  

Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: I want to throw some killer sharks in here. 113 feet is ridiculous.


Vampire squid.
 
2012-08-18 09:15:20 PM  
TFHeadline: The world's deepest swimming pool which descends 113 feet 34.5 meters and contains a whopping 660,500 gallons 2.5 million liters of water

FTFY, subby. Seriously, the real units were even in the url and article, it wasn't that difficult.

/SI ftw
 
2012-08-18 09:16:06 PM  
Oh cmon, why did it strip out my strikethrough tags? Silly fark.
 
2012-08-18 09:16:24 PM  
And yet there is still a "No Diving" sign posted for some reason.

/DNRTFA
 
2012-08-18 09:19:00 PM  
Subby's mom has a deeper wet hole.
 
2012-08-18 09:19:33 PM  

unbelver:
And add another order of magnitude at 66 million gallons in Chile.


And the pool in Chile is deeper by 2 feet. (115 vs 113).

--Carlos V.
 
2012-08-18 09:20:47 PM  
Diversity is their strength.
 
2012-08-18 09:21:16 PM  
I'm not sure what it's point is. I figured at the bottom was going to be a school on how to do underwater welding, or water jet cutting (Kursk rescue shiat), or something.
 
2012-08-18 09:24:25 PM  
B-b-but the planet...Africa...no fresh...wasted...think of the children
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/sorry, just came from a greenie Nazi thread in the politics tab
 
2012-08-18 09:26:18 PM  
Eh, it's not so much a pool as an aquarium with no fish in it.

--Carlos V.
 
2012-08-18 09:26:40 PM  
Cool stroy and trolling all of the euros by using Imperial system in the headline.

+2 for subby.
 
2012-08-18 09:28:20 PM  
As I recall, that Blue Hole deal in the Caribbean is only 124' deep. These fools should've gone the extra 12 feet to beat it.
 
2012-08-18 09:29:01 PM  
How many rods and hogsheads is that. Subby?

/i don't care what measuring units you use, that's an unfathomable amount of volume

//heh.. fathom.
 
2012-08-18 09:29:38 PM  

MuonNeutrino: TFHeadline: The world's deepest swimming pool which descends 113 feet 34.5 meters and contains a whopping 660,500 gallons 2.5 million liters of water

FTFY, subby. Seriously, the real units were even in the url and article, it wasn't that difficult.

/SI ftw


You know how I know you're a sekret kanadian?
 
2012-08-18 09:29:42 PM  
i.imgur.com
What's wrong with doing it above ground?
 
2012-08-18 09:29:42 PM  
That's pretty cool.
 
2012-08-18 09:29:44 PM  
I've been in it. It's sort of interesting at first but becomes tiresome quickly. Still amazing visuals.

Its sort of limited as a scuba training place because they don't let you dive your own gear. So it's only good for very basic courses.
 
2012-08-18 09:31:16 PM  
In confused about the air filled rooms mentioned in the article. How do you get in? Are there airlocks, or is it some weird physics of water thing where you swim through a tube and the pressure keeps the water out? They didn't include any photos of what sounds like the coolest part. Being in an air filled room that's underwater sounds neat.
 
2012-08-18 09:31:19 PM  

Gleeman: [i.imgur.com image 450x600]
What's wrong with doing it above ground?


Above ground pools are white trashy
 
2012-08-18 09:33:46 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: Are there airlocks, or is it some weird physics of water thing where you swim through a tube and the pressure keeps the water out? T


I'm assuming they're basically like diving bells, just in room form and with pressurized air. So you swim into a tunnel then up a bit and there you are.
 
2012-08-18 09:35:28 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: In confused about the air filled rooms mentioned in the article. How do you get in? Are there airlocks, or is it some weird physics of water thing where you swim through a tube and the pressure keeps the water out? They didn't include any photos of what sounds like the coolest part. Being in an air filled room that's underwater sounds neat.


As long as the entry opening points downward and the pressure of the air inside matches the water, you can swim up into the room, no airlock or door required... from the water side. From the other side, there must be an airlock that equalizes the pressure to permit entry and exit, and it must also be capable of depressurizing slowly enough to avoid giving the person existing decompression sickness.

All that plus air ventilation to the pressure rooms, constant filtering and sterilization of the water, heating costs....Not a cheap facility...
 
2012-08-18 09:36:24 PM  
s/existing/exiting/g
 
2012-08-18 09:38:10 PM  
The pool in Chile is deeper. And much more bad ass.
 
2012-08-18 09:41:16 PM  

Marshal805: A lot of people probably have urinated in it over the years.


/I'm different.


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There's a dickhead in every pool who does that.
 
2012-08-18 09:41:24 PM  
I bet that would be fun... for about 5 minutes
 
2012-08-18 09:42:27 PM  
Yay, great big pool...meh. All it takes is one assclown in golf shoes and the fun is over. :)

BTW: Pool = below ground. Above ground = tank. Just sayin'.
 
2012-08-18 09:44:37 PM  
Almost as big and deep as subby's mom's vajayjay.

/almost
 
2012-08-18 09:45:48 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-18 09:46:55 PM  
I'd be happy if my gym had a pool two meters deep. Unfortunately it's also used for aquarobics so it goes from 3'6" to 4'6" and I bang my toes trying to swim in that.
 
2012-08-18 09:51:38 PM  

Wasn't Looking at his Neck: Pfft. A shallow end.

/Keed. I'm sparing my ears 'til I hear mine and all three siblings kids laugh for the first time.


I don't dive any more due to several reverse ear blocks (ears won't depressurise... makes coming up a royal pain) but that was long before I had kids... can hear 'em fine :)
 
2012-08-18 09:52:06 PM  
I'd drop the temperature twenty degrees and stock it with bass.
 
2012-08-18 09:52:49 PM  
While impressive (and designed for diving from the onset), it's not the deepest artificial diving pool.

There's the water-filled Valhalla Missile Silo in Texas that was re-purposed for scuba diving after being decommissioned as a missile silo. It has 130 feet of water:
http://www.divebuddy.com/divesite/1236/valhalla-missile-silo-abilene- t x/
 
2012-08-18 09:53:31 PM  
where the fark is the diving board?
 
2012-08-18 09:54:41 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: In confused about the air filled rooms mentioned in the article. How do you get in? Are there airlocks, or is it some weird physics of water thing where you swim through a tube and the pressure keeps the water out? They didn't include any photos of what sounds like the coolest part. Being in an air filled room that's underwater sounds neat.


There is a natural spring/cave system near me that the owner put a deep stock tank on the roof of and has air pumped down from the surface... handy for doing decomp calculations, etc. Give the proper air pressure (1atm or about 14.7psi per 33ft. of water depth) and it will be the same pressure as water at that depth but give you a nice air bubble to work in.
 
2012-08-18 09:57:29 PM  

Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: I want to throw some killer sharks in here. 113 feet is ridiculous.


I say turn off the lights and throw an angler fish down there. People are pissing in the pool, anyway.

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zez
2012-08-18 09:59:52 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

What is it exactly, that they're advertising on their billboard?
 
2012-08-18 10:00:33 PM  
Now that I look at my pic, is that thing in outer space?
 
2012-08-18 10:03:02 PM  

SkittleBrau: Almost as big and deep as subby's mom's vajayjay.

/almost


Too bad someone already made that joke.
 
2012-08-18 10:07:16 PM  

zez: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x455]

What is it exactly, that they're advertising on their billboard?


Belgian Tentacle Sex
 
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