New Yorkers eager to swim in the East River without catching a communicable disease got some welcome news last week, as the mad geniuses behind the proposed floating swimming + Pool began testing their innovative filtration system. Designed to remove "bacteria and contaminants", the filters will turn an estimated 500k gallons of gross river water a day into clean agua you will happily enjoy frolicking in.
Envisioned by Family and PlayLab and slated to open in the Spring of 2016, the mega-sized, plus-shaped pool will feature four quadrants (for different kinds of water fun) and will be affixed to the riverbed, easily accessible via a bridge from the shore. So far, the pool's Kickstarter -- which sells personalized tiles -- has raised $273k but the total project is estimated to cost around $15 million. And here's what that money will look like: