‘Social Pool’, An Isolated Pool in the Southern California Desert That Is Open to the Public

Social Pool by Alfredo Barsuglia

The outdoor installation “Social Pool” is a small, public pool by Austrian artist Alfredo Barsuglia that is located in an isolated stretch of the Mojave Desert in Southern California. The installation features an eleven by five foot pool, a solar-powered filtration system, and a lockable cover that can only be accessed with a key located at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles. Upon receipt of the key, prospective pool-goers are given the GPS coordinates of the installation. The pool is several hours drive from Los Angeles and a long distance from the nearest road. “Social Pool” is open May 1st to September 30th, and there are no reservations.

Social Pool by Alfredo Barsuglia

photos via Alfredo Barsuglia

via Los Angeles Times

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