+pool seeks to filter new york city's rivers, tile by tile
+pool seeks to filter new york city's rivers, tile by tile +pool seeks to filter new york city's rivers, tile by tile
jun 28, 2013

+pool seeks to filter new york city's rivers, tile by tile

‘+pool’ seeks to filter new york city’s rivers, tile by tile
all images courtesy of family and playlab




born out of the desire to swim in the city’s rivers, three new yorkers – archie, jeff, and don – have worked with international engineering and design firms such as ARUP to create ‘+pool’, the world’s first recreational floating aquatic filtering facility. the layered structure is designed to purify river water, over a half million gallons daily. composed of four sections forming the ‘+’, the program is designed to accommodate everyone — children and adults, athletes and bathers alike. the project is finished ’tile by tile’, where each block is inscribed with a name or personal message of a sponsor or group of sponsors who donate over 25 USD. as a thank-you, each benefactor will receive a ticket to swim in the pool during its pre-opening. upon completion, this will be the largest publicly funded civic project ever.


click here to reserve your place in the pool on kickstarter.

view of the ‘+pool’ from the brooklyn waterfront

the world’s first floating water-filtering aquatic facility will be the largest publicly funded civic project ever


sectional montage of ‘+pool’ filter afloat in the east river


views from the lap pool quadrant of ‘+pool’ are framed by the manhattan bridge


each tile represents a donor and supporter of the project that allows new yorkers to swim in their city’s rivers


a test pool was created to prove the filtration system


four pool programs are united to form  ‘+pool’


by the people, for the people, ‘+pool’ has something for everyone

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