London is getting the world’s first ‘sky pool’

20th Aug 2015
Written by: Dave Owen

Pool will soon be 80% fear urine

Some people are scared of heights. Others are scared of deep water. A new pool in London will concoct a chloriney cocktail of these phobias when it’s suspended ten floors high between two new apartment blocks to be built on the Battersea Power Station development site.

The “sky pool” is described as a “world first” by its developers. It’ll be 90 feet long, 19 feet wide, and 10 feet deep (with a water depth of around four feet), and its transparent bottom (eight inches thick) will give swimmers a view of the streets 35 metres below them.

“My vision for the sky pool stemmed from a desire to push the boundaries in the capability of construction and engineering,” said developer Ballymore’s chairman and CEO Sean Mulryan. “I wanted to do something that had never been done before.”

The pool won’t be completed until 2018, and will only be for use of residents of The Embassy Gardens. The cheapest flat available there when they go on sale in September will set you back £602,000. So you might be better off braving the local leisure centre.

If you do manage to get access to the sky pool, just don’t forget your goggles. And parachute.

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