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Recycled Dumpster Pools Unveiled in NYC this Weekend!

Posted By Ariel Schwartz On August 9, 2010 @ 3:48 pm In New York City,Recycled Materials | 2 Comments

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Would you ever go dumpster diving? A whole lot of New York City residents did this weekend, as the city unveiled three unused dumpsters [2] converted into small swimming pools as part of the third annual Summer Streets [3] festival! The dumpster pools [4] were laid out on Park Avenue this weekend for approximately 450 eager swimmers to enjoy.

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Designed by Macro-Sea [6], each 50,000-pound pool [7] features a layer of felt below 4,600 pounds of chlorinated water. The 8-by-22 pools are slightly on the small side — they only fit 10 people at a time and aren’t deep enough for diving — but they’re good for soaking.

We’d love to see more of these pop-up pools [8] in places that don’t have the space or cash for full-sized versions. Because sometimes it’s just so hot that you’ll swim anywhere — even in a dumpster.

+ Macro-Sea [6]

Via MSNBC [9]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/09/recycled-dumpster-pools-unveiled-in-nyc-this-weekend/pool2/

[2] dumpsters : http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CBYQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.inhabitat.com%2F2010%2F07%2F20%2Ffamed-dumpster-pools-are-back-and-in-manhattan-this-summer%2F&rct=j&q=dumpster%20pool%20inhabitat&ei=NVlgTNPQDI_2swOi0JmrCw&usg=AFQjCNG0fVaxlBxnjQqlPCnxdbIR1H1vJQ&cad=rja

[3] Summer Streets: http://us.lrd.yahoo.com/_ylt=AvY5.O.BzqOdWlD50utFbCKdV8cX/SIG=12392mf89/**http%3A//www.nyc.gov/html/dot/summerstreets/html/home/home.shtml

[4] dumpster pools: http://www.google.com/url?url=http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/07/10/dive-into-a-dumpster-guerrilla-pool/&rct=j&sa=X&ei=NVlgTNPQDI_2swOi0JmrCw&ved=0CBkQzgQoADAA&q=dumpster+pool+inhabitat&usg=AFQjCNEDUbj8FrgfpYl0elR-IwuBnFVHEw&cad=rja

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/09/recycled-dumpster-pools-unveiled-in-nyc-this-weekend/pool4/

[6] Macro-Sea: http://macro-sea.com/defaultmain.asp

[7] pool: http://www.google.com/url?url=http://inhabitat.com/2010/07/26/water-purifying-floating-pool-cleans-new-yorks-rivers/&rct=j&sa=X&ei=NVlgTNPQDI_2swOi0JmrCw&ved=0CBoQzgQoATAA&q=dumpster+pool+inhabitat&usg=AFQjCNEfgW94x129BPWc-XEvN_6WkK4Zjg&cad=rja

[8] pools: http://www.google.com/url?url=http://inhabitat.com/springgreening/2010/05/20/the-dreamswing-hammock-2/&rct=j&sa=X&ei=fFlgTPfiMYf0swOZnuWjBA&ved=0CBwQzgQoATAA&q=+pool+inhabitat&usg=AFQjCNHdw-zuvn4UKjCpJBq_NfTTuHAvrA&cad=rja

[9] MSNBC: http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2010/08/07/4839819-dumpster-diving

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