New York’s Floating + Pool Will Be a Splash of Clean Fun

While swimming in New York City’s East River is against the law and downright dirty, a team of inventors may have a solution to cleaning up the mucky and contaminated waters while at the same time allow city dwellers a place to swim and escape the sweltering summer heat waves.

Sure the plan may seem laughable and one that could easily sink, but it’s real, it’s happening and soon New York City will have its own massive floating pool – the first of its kind in the world.

New York City will soon have its own massive floating pool – the first of its kind in the world.New York City will soon have its own massive floating pool – the first of its kind in the world.

The purpose of the pool is twofold: to clean-up the East River and provide swimmers a safer haven for some summertime fun.

The floating pool – which will be connected with a long concrete walkway - will be constructed in a plus-shape-design.

One area will be for swimming laps, another for various water sports, the third for lounging, and the fourth devoted to a kids-friendly area.

The floating + Pool is more importantly “designed to filter the very river that it floats in through the walls of the pool, making it possible for New Yorkers to swim in clean river water for the first time in 100 years.”

According to the company's website, “The layered filtration system will incrementally remove bacteria and contaminants to ensure nothing but clean, swimmable water that meets both city and state standards. No chemicals, no additives, just natural river water.”

The + Pool will clean up to half a million gallons of river water every single day.The + Pool will clean up to half a million gallons of river water every single day.

And + Pool will clean up to half a million gallons of river water every single day.

“In doing so, + POOL will make a measurable contribution to the rivers of New York City. The rivers are big, and this will be a great place to start cleaning them.”

The City of New York, a variety of government agencies, along with the U.S. Coast Guard all still need to approve the plan.

The Olympic-sized floating pool is expected to open in the summer of 2016.