The +Pool, a floating pool in the heart of New York

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Designers have come up with an astonishing, floating, plus sign-shaped pool they hope to build in the East River, off Brooklyn Bridge Park. One of the technical challenges is water filtration, with the pool being planned as basically a “giant strainer”, filtering contaminated river water into clean, swimmable pool water. In order to accomplish this, the team has launched a Kickstarter project called +Pool, asking the public to pledge the $25,000 by Friday, July 15, that they need to build and test a model of the filtration method. Currently, they’ve got $13,005 pledged by 280 backers, with 27 days to go. Via Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

+Pool is designed as four pools in one: a children’s pool, sports pool, lap pool and lounge pool. Each pool can be used independently, combined to form an Olympic-length lap pool, or opened completely for play. “We want to appeal to athletic swimmers as well as bathers,” says Wong Dong-Ping Wong from the firm Family New York.

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