It's hot out -- especially in NYC -- and swimming in a nice cool pool would be just the ticket, but alas public pools are few and far between. One of group of designers and architects is proposing a floating pool in the rivers of New York City that would actually filter and clean the water while serving as a public amenity to help New Yorkers cool off during the heat waves. + Pool is a fantastic concept for an offshore pool complete with a deck that offers stunning views of the Manhattan skyline.
+ Pool is designed in the shape of a plus or cross and can be utilized in a number of different ways. With four distinct areas, the floating pool offers a variety of activities for different types of swimmers. Two shallower pools serve as a lounge and kid’s pool, while two deeper pools serve as a lap swim area and a sports pool. The whole pool can be used for larger swim events or opened up to 9,000 sq ft for free swim.
With so many new and developing parks around the city, the + Pool has a wide range of options for locations in the New York City rivers – including East River State Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Riverside State Park, Battery Park City, Chelsea Piers or Governor’s Island. The pool would be constructed of concentric layers of water-cleansing materials that remove bacteria, pollutants and odors, leaving clean and safe water for swimming.