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+Pool: A Floating Pool in the River For Everyone

A project in New York, NY by Family and PlayLab

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An initiative to build a floating pool that filters river water off the shores of New York City.
Backers: 1203
Average Pledge Per Backer: $35

Funded: $41,647 of $25,000
Dates: Jun 15th -> Jul 15th (30 days)
Project By: Family and PlayLab
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Kickstarting Modern Urban Landscapes Across the Globe

May 15th - via:
Building cities of the future, backed by the entire Kickstarter community (Read More)

Pool exhibition will be Something Big

February 12th - via:
Friends of + Pool and Ace Hotel announced the opening of their exhibition for the public, “Doing Something Big When No One Asks You To Do Something Big.” (Read More)

Best Inventions List Includes Three Kickstarter Crowdfunded Projects

November 17th - via:
Coming from the bastion of traditional media know as Time is a listicle outlining the “25 Best Inventions of the Year 2013″ which unsurprisingly includes several crowdfunded projects. Now I must point out that the paper and ink crew at Time may be a bit premature in their prognosis of hot inventions as last I checked 2013 has not yet ended but I guess they wanted to get a jump on things. (Read More)

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

July 9th - via:
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... (Read More)

A floating pool has inspired the world, but will it sink before you can swim?

June 25th - via:
After going viral on Kickstarter and then disappearing, New York's +POOL is back (Read More)

A Floating Pool In New York's East River Is Getting Closer To Reality

June 17th - via:
Two summers ago, Family and PlayLab launched the Kickstarter project +Pool, which promised New Yorkers a clean space to swim in the East River with a "floating pool." (Read More)

Floating public pool that filters New York's East River seeks crowdfunding

June 14th - via:
In 2011 — the early days of crowdfunding — three designers raised over $41,000 to assist them in building a self-filtering public swimming pool that will float in New York's East River. Two years later, they are back. Archie Lee Coates IV, Jeffrey Franklin, and Dong-Ping Wong have launched their second Kickstarter campaign for + POOL, offering 70,000 engraved filtration tiles to backers to help fund the project's $15 million construction budget. (Read More)

We Can FINALLY Make This Floating East River Pool Happen

June 13th - via:
Two years ago the people behind the floating East River pool idea raised $41,000 through a successful Kickstarter campaign, and now they just need a liiiiitle bit more to make this dream sort of happen. A new Kickstarter campaign has been launched in hopes of raising $250,000 for a mini test pool, or "Float Lab." (Read More)

Hope Everyone is OK After Sandy

November 2nd - via:
Hi All,  Just a note amongst the recovery efforts and news surrounding Hurricane Sandy that all of us at + POOL hope that you and your loved ones are all dry and safe.  Things are still pretty weird here in blacked-out Lower Manhattan, but it's... (Read More)

Summer Update

July 25th - via:
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Quick Spring Update

March 12th - via:
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Update #9: Test #1

November 14th - via:
+ POOOOOOOOOL! Apologies for the lag in updates in the last few months.  We've been getting our hands dirty (literally, with water that isn't, say, Poland Springs) down by the river.  After our Kickstarter campaign ended, we put all of your... (Read More)

Koozin' / Address Clarification

August 6th - via:
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August 5th - via:
Hi All,  Just a quick note that the incentives have finally started showing up at the office and we'll be shipping them out to ya'lls soon.   Most everyone has kindly replied to the request for delivery address that was sent out a couple weeks... (Read More)

Kickstarter's Payment Schedule

July 18th - via:
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July 15th - via:
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Brooklyn Flea Williamsburg this Sunday (July 10th)

July 7th - via:
I think there's something missing. Just a quick note that we'll be setting up a table at the Brooklyn Flea at Williamsburg's East River Waterfront this coming Sunday, July 10th from 10am until whenever we melt from the heat, or whenever the flea... (Read More)

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