10 August 2010

Swimming in Garbage

Yes, people can swim in garbage - not the actual soiled things we throw but in a garbage dumpster. Who would have thought that a dumpster can be used as a pool? Well, Macro Sea is an innovative company who created the first dumpster pool last year. Now, they have set 3 more dumpster pools around the Park Avenue areas in New York to allow residents to take a dip.

The 8 x 22 foot dumpster pools are just 3 - 4 1/2 feet so diving is prohibited. The inside walls have been lined with layers of felt and pool linings. The pools have their own filtration system and deck and can easily be transported to other cities who will take in the innovative design of David Belt.

Residents in the Park Avenue areas are trying the unique experience. The city has given bracelets to residents on a first-come, first-serve basis to try out the dumpster pool. The pools will be around for 2 Saturdays (August 14 and 21) before the pools are moved.

So, if you live in the area, you may want to shake off the summer heat and take a nice dip in the dumpster and swim in garbage (dumpster pool that is!) with style!

(Photo credit: David Belt)

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