New Pool to Offer Clean Swimming Experience in the East River

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New Pool to Offer Clean Swimming Experience in the East River
New Pool to Offer Clean Swimming Experience in the East River

In a bid to provide New Yorkers with safer swimming options amid rising temperatures, a groundbreaking project is set to transform the way people interact with the East River.

The much-anticipated +Pool aims to offer a unique swimming experience by floating a pool in the East River, filled with water that has been thoroughly filtered and cleaned.

A game-changing project for New York City

Since its inception in 2017, the +Pool project has aimed to revolutionize access to New York City’s waterways for recreational activities.

N.Y. Governor Kathy Hochul and N.Y. Mayor Eric Adams recently endorsed the project, securing $16 million from the city and state to make it a reality.

The pool, scheduled to open in 2025, will offer a safe and controlled environment for swimming in the East River.

The 9,500-square-foot pool, shaped like a plus sign, will accommodate a range of activities, including lap swimming and recreation.

The patented filtration system will guarantee the water’s cleanliness, allowing visitors to enjoy a refreshing dip without contamination concerns.

Promoting equitable access to urban waters

The initiative by +Pool aligns with efforts to promote equal access to New York City’s waterways, which have historically been limited due to pollution concerns.

By reintroducing the concept of river swimming, +Pool aims to revive a tradition that dates back to the late 19th century when floating river pools were a common sight in the city.

With contamination forcing the closure of these pools in the 1930s, +Pool represents a significant step towards reclaiming the city’s relationship with its rivers.

Alternative swimming options in New York City

While +Pool is still under construction, New Yorkers and visitors can explore alternative swimming options across the city.

Several establishments offer a respite from the summer heat, from waterfront infinity pools to rooftop escapes.

Options like the QC Terme spa on Governors Island and hotels like Virgin Hotels New York City and Dream Downtown offer day passes for non-guests to enjoy their pool facilities.

Compliance with entry requirements guarantees a seamless travel experience

For travelers planning to visit New York City and experience the +Pool once it opens, it’s essential to ensure compliance with U.S. immigration regulations.

Getting authorization before travel ensures a smooth entry into the U.S., and programs like the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) streamline this process.

As New York City prepares to welcome this innovative swimming facility, visitors can look forward to exploring a new dimension of urban leisure.