Gallery: UPDATE: Floating East River +Pool Concept Raises First Round o...

Get excited New York! If everything goes along swimmingly, we could have our very own floating pool in the East River by next summer (don't worry, there's a filtration system to clean the water!). You may remember +Pool, a concept for a floating plus-shaped pool unveiled last summer. Well, now the designers are pushing forward to turn the concept into a reality. A whole year may seem too long to wait to enjoy a refreshing dip, sun bathing, and fantastic views of the Manhattan skyline, but the process is zipping along, with the design team reaching its $25,000 fundraising goal through Kickstarter. As of today, the team has raised more than $29,000, which will help fund the research and development to land this thing in the river.

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