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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
Would you ever go dumpster diving? A whole lot of New York City residents did this weekend, as the city unveiled three unused dumpsters  converted into small swimming pools as part of the third annual Summer Streets  festival! The dumpster pools  were laid out on Park Avenue this weekend for approximately 450 eager swimmers to enjoy.
Designed by Macro-Sea , each 50,000-pound pool  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  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 
Via MSNBC 
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 Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/09/recycled-dumpster-pools-unveiled-in-nyc-this-weekend/pool2/
 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
 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
 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
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/09/recycled-dumpster-pools-unveiled-in-nyc-this-weekend/pool4/
 Macro-Sea: http://macro-sea.com/defaultmain.asp
 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
 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
 MSNBC: http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2010/08/07/4839819-dumpster-diving
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