Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Live Doppler 18 takes needed break, now it is time to hit the pool!

Here is a nice picture sent in to us from Shelli Krings. My sister-in-law or who I just call sister also watched historic flooding hit her home state of Wisconsin. Everybody is sick of hearing about the crazy weather and instead of showing you more devastation and destruction how about this picture from the San Alfonso del Mar resort at Algarrobo, Chile. It is known as the world's largest pool. It opened last month on the southern coast of Chile. It is a great day today here in Lafayette just to get out and breathe in the fresh air! Our humidity is finally taking a back seat to nice crisp and dry air.

This picture of serenity or pool is 10 football fields wide, covers 20 acres, and is up to 115 feet deep. It holds 66 million gallons of water. It took 5 years to build and cost 1 billion dollars. It is kept up by a computer system that pumps in fresh seawater at one end and pumps it out at the other. It does no damage to the natural environment as a result. The annual maintenance bill runs close to 2 million dollars per year. Now if you can't get to Chile, there is always Castaway Bay. Here is the scene in Lafayette today. Not the biggest pool, but it does the job just fine.

It was simply a relaxing day. I look for more pool weather days in the next few weeks, than storm days. I will explain why later tonight on the news. But for now, it is time for me to hit the pool with my daughters. We all deserve a break. I feel better already after these pictures. Have a great day.


Anonymous said...

Thoughs are some nice pictures mike we just got are pool up and running water is nice and warm. And yes we do need a break from all that rain and thunder it was great to see some clear blue skies to I really enjoyed it. Thanks for everything you do for us and thanks for this blog...

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

Now thats my idea of summer!

Thanks, for the pics Mike.