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IN PICTURES: Denmark's first sea pool opens

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IN PICTURES: Denmark's first sea pool opens
Photo: Sofus Comer
11:14 CEST+02:00
Swimmers and divers can now enjoy part of the North Sea without worrying about waves and rip tides.
Swimming in the North Sea just got a bit easier, at least near the northwestern Jutland town of Thy.
 
Denmark opened its first sea pool, also known as a lido, over the weekend in Nørre Vorupør on the coast of the North Sea.
 
The 50 square metre open-air pool allows swimmers, divers and kayakers to be in the North Sea without worrying about large waves, dangerous undercurrents or rip tides. 
 
 
Although it won’t be officially inaugurated until August 15th, the pool was opened to its first visitors on Saturday. 
 
The pool was constructed at at cost 13.5 million kroner ($2.5 million) and area officials hope it will increase tourism.
 
“It could lead to investments in summerhouses or rental opportunities,” Lene Kjeldgaard, the mayor of Thisted council, told Danmarks Radio. 
 
See a gallery of photos from the pool's first weekend here
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