Poland is all set to introduce the deepest pool in the world later this year, which reportedly has depth of 45 metres.
DeepSpot – in the central Polish town of Mszczonów, which is about 40 kilometres(25 miles) from the capital Warsaw – will open its doors to the public in autumn, with a water volume equivalent to 27 normal swimming pools.
The pool will be 45 metres (148 feet) deep, which means five metres deeper than the current record holder, which is located in the northern Italian town of Montegrotto Terme.
Eight thousand cubic metres of water will be used to fill up DeepSpot, which is the equivalent of 27 normal – i.e. 25-metre-long – swimming pools.
As per reports, it is built by the same company that built the popular indoor skydiving simulator FlySpot in Poland’s Warsaw West County. The pool will have an underwater tunnel, hotel rooms overlooking the pool, as well as restaurants and conference rooms.
And it won’t just be for scuba divers, either, as DeepSpot will be accessible to everyone. Well, anyone who’s not too afraid of deep water, that is.
Unfortunately, it will apparently hold the record for just six months. That’s because the Blue Abyss, currently under construction in Colchester in the UK, will open with a 50-metre-deep (164-foot-deep) pool to dethrone it.
The brainchild of ex-forces diving instructor and technology consultant John Vickers, planning for the project began back in September 2014.
Vickers commented: “As Apollo 11 Astronaut, Michael Collins said, ‘It’s human nature to stretch, to go, to see, to understand. Exploration is not a choice really; it’s an imperative.’
“I wanted to push boundaries, to go beyond the expected, to plan for the future, not just for today. This is a huge undertaking, but the reality will be a legacy for generations to come.”
According to the Blue Abyss website, the ‘unique’ aquatic centre will house the largest and deepest indoor pool of its kind globally.
“The pool will have several entrance points and feature multi-stepped depths to accommodate for a variety of activities and simultaneous use, leading down to the 50m shaft,” the website explains.
“On one side of the pool, a large table-like area at 12m will be able to house, for example, a mock section of the International Space Station for commercial astronaut training.”