Just in time for summer, what is believed to be the world’s first “floating” pool is going to be opening in May in London.
Based on the pictures, it definitely looks like quite an interesting concept. It certainly doesn’t look like a swimming experience that would be enjoyed by those who may have a fear of heights.
INQUIRER.net shared photos of the pool on Facebook, explaining, “A world first, the 25-metre-long outdoor pool, known as the Sky Pool, will allow residents to swim from one building to the other, 10 storeys above the ground.”
The swimming pool is one that spans the length of one apartment building to the next. The pool is roughly 100 feet off the ground. Known as a Sky Pool, it officially measures 82 feet long and runs 46 feet across the gap between the two luxury Embassy Gardens apartment blocks which are located in Southwest London.
It will be opening up on the 19 of May, but only the building’s residents and their guests will be able to enjoy it. The Embassy building is quite a luxurious place to live, as a two-bedroom apartment will run you more than £1 million, or $1.4 million!
The building’s Sky Deck is full of other amenities such as a spa, summer bar, and Orangery. It also offers some views of the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, and the U.S. Embassy.
Ballymore property developers were the ones who came up with the idea to include a Sky Pool several years ago. They wanted the Sky Pool to be quite roomy, and that is how they settled on the concept for the suspended-in-air pool. The pool itself is acrylic and it was built in Colorado, US. It was put through “extensive strength testing” before getting shipped over to the UK and installed.
According to Ballymore, the pool, itself, is backed by stainless steel “tubs” at each end, and they allow room for steps.
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