1010WINS covers the opening of the Floating Pool Lady:
1010WINS: One Cool Debut: What's 25 meters long, has beautiful blue water and sits in the East River? Why, it's the new floating pool in Brooklyn. On Wednesday, July 4, if all goes well, a dream born over a quarter century ago — a floating pool built on a barge — will finally be ready for bathers and bobbing off the Brooklyn waterfront in Brooklyn Heights.
Eventually, the site will be part of Brooklyn Bridge Park.
The pool is just over 82 feet, is 4 feet deep and has 7 lanes. Admission will be limited to 175 people and will be free.
A shuttle will be available to take people to the pool, with stops at Cadman Plaza and Borough Hall and in Brooklyn Heights. And shiny gangways will reach from shore to barge. There are locker rooms. The pathways to the pool from the locker rooms pass large translucent seascape murals.