Floating River Pool coming to NYC

Prototype funded on Kickstarter

Adam Roy

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A prototype floating pool that aims to make it safe for New Yorkers to swim in their rivers will become reality this summer after raising over a quarter of a million dollars on Kickstarter.

Conceived of three years ago by a group of architects, engineers, and scientists, the cross-shaped +Pool uses a uses a chemical-free filtration system to remove bacteria and pollutants by using a pump to draw the water through a multi-layer filtration system.

According to Treehugger, this summer’s prototype will be a miniature version, 35 by 35 feet long. The final, Olympic-sized version will cost an estimate $15 million to build and will incorporate four separate pools: a kids pool, a lounge pool, a lap pool, and a sports pool.

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