The Blue Abyss will become the largest and deepest indoor swimming pool in the world, but will only be used for marine, defense and space research, testing and training.
According to the Daily Mail, the world’s deepest swimming pool will be built in Cornwall (UK) with a total investment of more than 200 million USD called Blue Abyss (Blue Abyss) with a depth of about 50 meters. The special design allows this pool to hold more than 42,000 m3 cubic of water, equivalent to 17 Olympic swimming pools or 168 million cups of tea.
With these specifications, Blue Abyss becomes the largest and deepest indoor swimming pool in the world but it is not open to the general public. This record previously belonged to DeepSpot – a swimming pool in Poland that was officially opened in November 2020 with a depth of 45 m, open to the public and used as a training center for divers.
Blue Abyss is used for research, testing and training in a number of fields such as energy, maritime, defense and space. The construction is expected to be completed after 18 months from the time the planning permit is granted. And Blue Abyss will be officially put into use in the second quarter of 2023. When in operation, it is expected that Blue Abyss will provide 160 jobs for workers and generate £ 11 million a year for the local economy from renting to film scenes or attracting tourists to come.
Tim Peake – the legendary British astronaut involved in the project said that Cornwall is the perfect location for the Blue Abyss. This is an area rich in potential for ambitions to conquer space, space and renewable energy. Sketches show the pool will be housed in a unique teardrop-shaped building designed by British architect Robin Partington.