I want to drain this and ride around in it

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  1. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    115 foot deep end.
     

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  2. RideRMB

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    It'd be cool to wakeboard in that, until I fall.
     
  3. kingbee

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    66 million gallons of water? I wonder how they filled it up?

    edit...Chile's monster pool uses a computer- controlled suction and filtration system to keep fresh seawater in permanent circulation, drawing it in from the ocean at one end and pumping it out at the other.
     
  4. Damo

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    They need to build artificial reefs and fill it with fish next...
     
  5. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    and add a wave machine.
     
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    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    If they don't have motorized and automated tow lines, then they failed.

    Quiet Waters Park in South Florida has a great ski lake with tow lines, so it can't be that hard to do.
     
  7. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Only in America would they build a large pool next to the ocean.
    :think:
    Well, it is an "america", yeah?
     
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    Secret Squirrel There is no Justice!

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    I thought this was going to be a thread about BV's skin suit fetish...

    Color me disappointed...
     
  9. Cru Jones

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    That's the raddest thing ever. If only it had a 1,000 yard long swim up bar.
     
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    What a tremendous waste of resources.
     
  11. seand

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    Indeed! Except this pool is in Chile :) Or did you mean America as all-encompassing for both North and South continents?
     
  12. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    It makes me have to pee just thinking about it.
     
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    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    That's what I thought at first too. But by pumping a continuous flow of native water with the only purpose seemingly being to warm it, the only consumption is the heat........which probably already occurs to some degree just by being in a shallower container with a reflective bottom.

    They surely could have done it in a more lavish way. It probably needs very little, if any treatment.
     
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    Yeah maybe but what about when this happens?


     
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    Those not familiar with the monopoly dollar we use that is over 4 million dollars a year to maintain. They are doing something to it and something tells me pool boys in Chile come pretty cheap.
     
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    Probably just paying the 5,000 lifeguards.
     
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    The heating is all done by the sun.

     
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    I bet the retaining wall is stronger than the one in N'awlins.
     
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    Westy the teste

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    And piss.
     
  20. Cru Jones

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    And lots of it if they had the 1,000 yard long swim up bar.
     
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    why are there about 7 people playing in about 10 football fields of water?

    I cant imagine any hotel or resort having the customer base to come close to halfway filling that thing......
     
  22. LordOpie

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    "Marco!"
     
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    Dartman Old Bastard Mike

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    No need to imagine...

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=inA-36YRV0Y
     
  24. Damo

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    If you were in the middle of that (god-forbid!) would you get out to pee?

    Hell, I'd be the sick bastard giving the missus a sly one in there...

    You don't want me in your pool.
     
  25. johnbryanpeters

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    The title "I want to drain this and ride around in it" had me confused for a bit - every time I see a big rigid pool liner sitting at a store I want to put an engine in it and use it as a boat. You could use yours as an aircraft carrier to an order of magnitude.

    Then I figured out that you wanted to ride a bike inside the empty pool... d'oh.
     
  26. LordOpie

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    thanks for the explanation... I didn't think of it that way. I too thought he wanted to cruise the oceans in a GAINT pool.