Have you ever wondered how it would feel to swim in the sky? Well, London gets a new transparent swimming pool that will make this fantasy come true. The world’s first-ever transparent, floating swimming pool opens in London. Known as the ‘Sky Pook,’ it is suspended 115-feet above a street and attached between the 10th floors of two buildings in the Nine Elms neighborhood of southwest London.
What Amenities Does The Sky Pool Have?
The swimmers are already showing up in this stunning pool, and the pictures and videos have instantly gone viral on social media. The one-of-a-kind swimming pool can hold 50 tonnes of water, and a rooftop bar and spa complement the pool. According to reports, the pool was built by structural engineers Eckersley O’Callaghan.
Embassy Gardens shared glimpses of the swimming pool on social media. The post reads: “148,000 litres of water and allows swimmers to float 35 metres in the air between two residential buildings.” In the world’s first Sky Pool, swimmers can see the ground, and people below could see the pool floating in the air.
How Was The Sky Pool Built?
The planning and installation of the sky pool started in 2014 and involved a team of expert consultants, architects, and engineers. Since the architects could not find space for a swimming pool in their building plans, they decided upon a concept of a floating pool.
Can Everyone Access The Sky Pool?
But guess what? Access to the pool is limited only to residents and guests of the tower. But despite the novelty factor of the transparent pool in the sky, social media users had mixed reactions. Author Don Winslow said that the idea was a big ‘no’ for him and other celebrities joined the bandwagon with reviews against the sky pool.
So…yeah…this is a big NO for me. https://t.co/7xdtIM0OEw
— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) June 1, 2021
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