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An initiative to build a floating pool that filters river water off the shores of New York City.
1,203 backers pledged $41,647 to help bring this project to life.

3 Days Left to Make + POOL a Reality for NYC!

Posted by Family and PlayLab (Creator)

In July of 2011, you helped make + POOL real. Because of your pledge, we were able to test the first layer of + POOL's filtration system right there in New York's East River. Thank you!!!

Now, we're back on Kickstarter to reach a huge and essential milestone in getting + POOL closer to the water. We'll test all the filtration materials in real-river conditions with a 35 foot by 35 foot temporary and floating science-lab version of the + POOL that we're calling Float Lab. It'll be docked at Brooklyn Bridge Park in the East River this summer, and you'll be able to see for the first time how this POOL actually works. That's wild.

We're 3 days and $58,000 away from our goal. We have a huge ask of you: take another leap with us, and consider a pledge.

As Glenn Mills, Olympian and co-founder of Go Swim, told us, "Olympians don't train alone, so you don't build pools alone." We couldn't agree more.

We are so close to making + POOL a reality for New York, and it all starts with you.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/694835844/pool-tile-by-tile

Below we've included "4 Reasons to Back This Kickstarter Project," and we'd love for you to share in this with us.

1. Your name will be literally written in history – engraved in an iconic piece of New York architecture.

2. You’ll help + POOL build a 35-foot mock-up of the innovative filtration system this summer in the East River at Brooklyn Bridge Park, which is the tipping point for this grassroots initiative and the key to this scientific contribution to our city.

3. You’ll get to swim in the river before anyone else does, when it opens to the public (projected date 2016).

4. You’ll be a part of one of the largest Kickstarted civic projects ever.

For the good of the greater swim,
Archie, Jeff and Dong

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      Daniel Rodriguez on

      Hey guys I pledge for a tile, but quick question, do you mail out the tiles because if so I have moved from my last address. Please let me know how I can update my address at the + pool Data base

    2. Andre Mika on

      I already pledged once. You took my money. No pool. So now testing. I understand, but when you are ready to actually launch, do you have yet another Kickstarter? Just don't see and end to it. Wish you the best... great idea. I was excited a few years ago when I first pledged.