In Mszczonow, Poland, construction is being completed on the deepest and largest diving pool in the world, which will offer diving opportunities never before seen. This event is especially awaited by divers who, without wetsuits, will be able to conduct long training sessions and reach the bottom at a depth of 45 meters. And the most interesting thing is that guests of the underwater rooms, and visitors to the restaurant, and those who will walk through the transparent tunnel inside the pool itself will be able to watch this action, while being able to get out of the water dry in the literal sense of this expression.
In Poland, the construction of the multifunctional complex "DeepSpot" ("Deep Point") is nearing completion, which will include a pool with a depth of 45 meters, which will allow breaking the world record set by the Italian hotel Terme Millepin. It is hard to imagine, but professional divers will be able to dive to a depth equal to a 15-storey building, and during a long stay in the water they do not even need to wear wetsuits. This will be possible due to the comfortable water temperature, which will be a couple of three degrees higher than in conventional pools.
Of course, not only divers of all skill levels will be able to hone their skills in the pool, the area of which is equal to 27 standard water features (it will take 8 thousand cubic meters of water to fill it). Anyone can enjoy swimming or diving at an acceptable depth for him, although it is more designed for training athletes, for practical training for professional and novice divers, as well as for freediving (breath-holding diving).
And the most interesting thing is that they did not forget even about those who like to watch such an action, but at the same time do not want to get wet - a completely transparent tunnel passing through the water column is created for them. Also, below the water level, several rooms with a view of the pool, conference rooms and a restaurant are being set up, so there will be more than enough spectators for swimming fans.
As the developers of the concept note, such a structure was very difficult not only to calculate, but also to bring it to life. Excavation work was especially problematic during the excavation of the pit, as it took thousands of tons of soil to be excavated in order to deepen and strengthen the walls of the entire complex, which are very deep underground. In addition, a special slag-based cement was required, which is characterized by low alkali content, low heat of hydration, high sulfate resistance and lower CO2 emissions.
“This unusual project posed a number of challenges for material suppliers and contractors in terms of product quality and technology. Another important task was logistics for the timely delivery of materials to the construction site, since the cement plant in Rudniki is located almost 200 km from Mshhonovo,”said one of the construction managers.
Another challenge was keeping that amount of water clean, as the conventional filtration system provided for standard pool sizes was absolutely inadequate. Therefore, a group of engineers had to create a special filtration system that will be able to maintain crystal clear water around the clock without disturbing swimmers and divers.
And finally, the pandemic and economic difficulties have added problems to the organizers of this grandiose project, which is why DeepSpot cannot get its well-deserved title of “the deepest pool in the world”. The work has not yet been completed.
An interesting fact from the editors of Novate.ru: Despite all the efforts of Polish architects, this record may not stand for long, because the Blue Abyss swimming pool, which is actively being built in Colchester, Great Britain, is due to be commissioned soon. Its depth will be 50 meters. But the organizers of the Polish grandiose project are not at all upset about this. They are confident that the fantastic opportunities open to all extreme lovers will always be in demand, and the enthusiastic people will certainly not give up the pleasure of testing their capabilities in their pool.
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