A giant floating pool just off the riverside of Manhattan - for swimming and also filters and cleans the water? Why not? That's what a group of designers and architects are proposing in + Pool, a multi-purpose pool and urban revitalization concept that is in the shape of - you guessed it - a plus sign. They are looking for civic support for what is envisioned as a "giant strainer dropped into the river", which will also serve as a public amenity and ecological prototype. We love the sexy pool images and the clever way water filtration is incorporated into the concept....read on: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/07/floating-pool-concept-clean-nyc-water-giant_strainer.php
I am still unsure if i would swim anywhere near the East or Hudson rivers. How effective can this possibly be?