Mega Pools

Massive public pools suggest demand to be part of a real community
Implications - As we become more entrenched in our virtual communities, there’s a growing need to be part of a real, physical community. Destinations like mega pools not only provide a fun gathering place but a real-life communal experience. Examples include the Summerland pool, a massive wavepool in Tokyo which is routinely packed with a sea of people, and the pool at San Alfonso del Mar, which is the world's largest -- so large that it accommodates boaters! These pools are not only destinations for travelers, but objects of viral Internet curiosity (our examples constitute two of our most viral trends of the year).
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V. Hot Top 2 Examples: 42,693 Total Clicks Aug 07 - Dec 07
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Mega Pools - Boat or Swim in the World's Largest Pool at San Alfonso del Mar
SCORE: 6.2
Viral 35,697 Clicks Pub: Oct 7, 07
Mega Pools
Boat or Swim in the World's Largest Pool at San Alfonso del Mar
Nearly 1 km in length, the pool at Chile's San Alfonso del Mar is so large that tourists actually cruise along in sail boats and kayaks. The 250,000 cubic meter mega pool has already been acknowledged… [More]
Japanese Crowd Surfing  - Hundreds of Swimmers Take to Tokyo Water Park
SCORE: 5.9
Warm 6,996 Clicks Pub: Aug 17, 07
Japanese Crowd Surfing
Hundreds of Swimmers Take to Tokyo Water Park
Over a recent holiday week, hundreds of swimmers in Tokyo crowded into the wave pool at Tokyo Summerland and waited for the broken wave machine to start working again. This latest viral video shows something… [More]
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