Public Pool Would Filter NY’s East River


New Yorkers, how many times, on a hot summer day, do you look out at the East River and think, "Hell, I wish I could just dive right in?" But then you realize, "Ug, that's a cess pool!"

Well, the team at + (Plus) Pool hope to change all that by constructing and maintaining a floating pool that filters New York river water into a public pool for all ages.

The team has put their pitch on small business-funding site Kickstarter, and have already raised about $38,000, although still need a bit more dough.

Even if you can't donate, watch their pitch video and dream about how wonderful it would be to escape the gritty city's heat.

Watch the +Pool pitch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted July 6, 2011 at 1:35pm ETC by Andrew Belonsky
in New York