Time to Get Wet

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.

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  • q.w. shnausenbongle, md

    Party, Party!!

  • klheights

    Does anyone know the hours? Thanks.

  • Bklyn Native

    It will be interesting to test the urine to chlorine ratio in the pool.

  • Jay

    I know today was just the opening but the chlorine level was very mild. I am sure the clouds kept people away but it is the cleanest pool in the city and a view to kill. It seems very well organized and there is a willingness on everyone’s part to make the experience even better. The pool is being run by the American Legion, not by the Parks Dept. this year. The pool may offer early hours to campers. No glass anything allowed in the beach or pool areas. The beach has soccer, volleyball, tons of picnic benches, beach chairs, umbrellas to rent and food. The snack bar at pool side is not finished and it looks like some more lights are going to be installed. Everyone working there was in an unusual friendly non-New Yorker attitude.