A UK business is to construct what it says is that the world’s largest and deepest swimming pool, at a new job backed by British astronaut Tim Peake.

Keen swimmers hoping to try out the £150m ($211m) pool could be disappointed, however, since the Blue Abyss was made to simulate”extreme surroundings ”
It’ll be setup for analyzing the latest underwater technologies, such as subsea robotics and miniature submersibles.
The pool will also be utilized to train astronauts and deep sea sailors, using hypobaric and hyperbaric chambers plus a microgravity package on site.

John Vickers, chief executive of Blue Abyss, said in a statement the pool would be a “huge research asset for aerospace, offshore energy, underwater robotics, human physiology, defense, leisure and marine industries, and a fantastic education center for children and university students.”

It will be built with a sliding roof large enough for a crane to lower large objects into the pool for testing — including “simulated sections of the International Space Station,” underwater cave systems that can put remote operated vehicles to the test, and even underwater film sets.
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The pool’s salinity, currents, lighting and temperature will also be controlled at different levels in order to simulate various underwater conditions.
Applications for planning permission are ongoing but Blue Abyss said in a press release it aimed to open the site in 2023.