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East River Floating Pool Concept Now Closer to Reality

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Our obsession with +Pool has never wavered. Still, we've doubted the likelihood that the project?four pools in one plus-sign shape floating within the East River?might ever come to pass, because all we had were cryptic hints. Until now! The +Pool team, which has partnered with an engineering firm, has put up a Kickstarter page with the goal of raising $25,000 by July 15 (current total: $4,305). The money's for testing a filtration system that would filter water through the pool's walls "like a giant strainer," always an idea we can get behind when we're talking about people diving into the East River. The ultimate goal of this stage is to build a full-size working prototype of one pool section. This calls for taking the floaties out of storage!

· +Pool: A Floating Pool in the River for Everyone [Kickstarter]
· +Pool coverage [Curbed]