Time for spectacular swimming pools in the UK: after that poised between two buildings, the largest and deepest indoor pool in the world arrives, Blue Abyss.
At 50 meters deep (164 feet) Blue Abyss is now under construction in Cornwall at a record cost of £ 150 million (approximately € 175 million).
What will Blue Abyss be for
The "abyss" pool will be used to train astronauts, test the latest underwater technology, the new submarine robots and filming underwater scenes for films and documentaries.
It will be built at the Aerohub Enterprise Zone at Newquay Airport in Cornwall, and that's a pretty good idea.
First this project it will create 160 jobs at the end of its construction (in eighteen months) generating over 8 million pounds of income for the local economy as well.
And how much water!
Blue Abyss will contain more than 42.000 cubic meters of water, the equivalent of 17 Olympic-sized swimming pools or 168 million cups of tea.
The Blue Abyss pool was born from an idea of the former diving instructor and management consultant John Vickers with the support of the British astronaut Major Tim Peake.
"Blue Abyss will be a center for deep water and space research, training and testing," says Peake. " And that's not all: it will also be a fantastic educational resource, which will help broaden our knowledge of how humans and technology can function in extreme environments, for the benefit of people and the planet.
I believe it too. Blue Abyss will be a huge research resource for the aerospace industry, offshore energy, underwater robotics, human physiology and a nice educational center for children and college students.