Dumpster pools could be the solution to cooling off this summer. Macro Sea, a New York City real estate and development company, popularized dumpster pools in Brooklyn back in the summer of 2009. In the past few years, the company has improved the dumpster pool design, and set up “lo-fi” country clubs across New York. Now, the mobile pools are making appearances across the country.
Currently, residents of Tucson, AZ can try out one of these pools for themselves at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). The Mobile Pools Exhibit is on display from June 20 – September 26, 2015. Three code-compliant, street legal dumpster pools will be located in the Great Hall where museum members can swim, screen films, and see live entertainment.
Mobile Pools in Unexpected Places
Macro Sea’s hope was to create “cost-effective ways to bring pop-up pools to municipalities nationwide,” and they did just that. Their designs are now street legal and can be unloaded from a truck, filled up, and plugged in. The dumpster pools are created from objects typically used to haul junk and can make a swimming pool possible in any setting. While dumpster rentals do not hold onto rain water (don’t worry), these unique designs are lined to retain the water for the ultimate summer splash without the trash.
At the end of the summer, MOCA intends to sell the dumpster pools to new downtown owners. This way, they can keep with the tradition of keeping the pools in unexpected places.
Check out this article in the NY Times to read about the first dumpster pool in Brooklyn.