+Pool is an inspired proposal for a public pool that would float in one of the rivers of New York City. An innovative filtration system would make it possible to use actual river water in the pool. The pool designers are raising funds for the project on Kickstarter.
We started + Pool last June, during what seemed like one of the hottest summers of our lives. As a New Yorker, you spend most of your time on an island surrounded by water, and when it gets as sweltering hot as it does in New York, you naturally start fantasizing about swimming in the river. But the rivers here aren’t the cleanest and swimming in them isn’t necessarily the best idea. We wanted to do something that could change that.