Dumpster Pools hit nyc! how did i not know about these before i moved? these bring a whole new definition to the term ‘dumpster diving’… a Mr. Kate favorite!
David Belt – a real estate developer and the president of MacroSea (a company behind dumpster pools) said the concept stemmed from David’s want to experiment with underused space and materials – and making something new and creative with repurposed objects. the first dumpster pool was created with two things in mind – make it cheap and make it fast! the dumpsters were donated by a construction company, the designers were hired through Craigslist, and with a small unpaid team helping, they were able to have it up within a week!
from that point, dumpster pools have become a hot topic in NYC. with few places to swim, and a ton of dumpsters – everyone wants in! this time last year, NYC streets were closed down to create a “6.9 mile, car-free oasis stretching from the Brooklyn Bridge up Lafayette, Fourth Avenue and Park Avenue to Central Park.” the dumpster pools were provided by MarcoSea – and were all different sizes ( the deepest being 4 ft 6 inches).
while this all sounds fun, you still might be questioning how sanitary this swimming-in-a-dumpster business actually is….well i did! MacroSea INSISTS that the pools are perfectly clean – not only are they rigorously cleaned beforehand, but they also have water filters built into them!