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A floating pool for Regatta Point?

By johnboy 30 January 2013 26

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Jayme Collins has alerted us to his concept page for a floating pool and beach in Lake Burley Griffin at Regatta Point:

Concept for a floating public swimming pool & beach at Regatta Point, Canberra. The pool is connected by a series of large terraces with outdoor seating, bar and live music area. The adjacent grass area becomes a beach and gathering space for people to enjoy the pool and views of the lake. The pool walls are made of a filter membrane that filters the lake water into water suitable for swimming. The aim of the project is to provide Canberrans with an outdoor swimming area that takes advantage of lake Burley Griffin and activates the lake edge as a busy and iconic public space.

New York – http://www.pluspool.org/everybody/

Berlin – http://www.arena-berlin.de/index.php/badeschiff/

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Texpat 10:47 am 31 Jan 13

I like the idea, but agree that it’s the wrong location. Providing more facilities to encourage Canberrans to hang out at and in the lake would be good, but there’s no point in filtering the water for the pool if unfiltered water will rain down from the Capt. Cook jet. Maybe on the other side of the bridge near Acton Park would be a better spot. Or on the other side of the lake, near Lennox Gardens.

I also agree that pool or no pool, more needs to be done to make the lake water cleaner and safer.

yoyo23 9:38 pm 30 Jan 13

Um, where’s the Captain Cook memorial jet (looks like it is to be removed)? And will it drop dirty LBG water on the pool on a windy day, causing the pool to look like LBG, and be closed for cleaning 10 months of the year?

Martlark 6:10 pm 30 Jan 13

bundah said :

There’s one very important thing missing from this concept and that is of course a wave machine,picture now complete.

+10000 WAVE MACHINE!! Surfing on the lake! Yes please. Don’t want a boring old pool.

fabforty 5:52 pm 30 Jan 13

Swim in LBG ? Ugh ! *shudder*

ToastFliesRED 2:50 pm 30 Jan 13

So what’s new?
oops misread the title of the post, I thought you said a floating poo, my bad

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