LONDON (BRPROUD) – So how many phobias can you squeeze into one pool?
The newly opened Sky Pool in London will test phobias like fear of heights, falling, drowning.
Yes, as the name says, the pool is 115 feet in the air.
Embassy Gardens is providing this description of what can only be described as a unique experience:
“Filled with 148,000 liters of water, the Sky Pool spans 15 meters, ten storeys high, between two apartment buildings – a world first – to allow residents to swim between buildings.”
As you can see in the above picture, a rooftop is found on either side of the pool.
For those that would prefer to not get in the water, a parallel footbridge is available.
The Sky Pool went on quite a journey before it ended up at the residential and business development in South West London.
Embassy Gardens describes how the transparent pool ended up at its current location:
Last September, after undergoing rigorous, hydrostatic testing in Colorado, the pool travelled 1,000 miles to Galveston, Texas, before making its three-week journey across the Atlantic Ocean to Antwerp, Belgium. From there, the pool was transferred to London Gateway and then travelled across the River Thames to Albert Embankment overnight, before reaching its final home by vehicle at Embassy Gardens.
Reaction to the newly open Sky Pool has been mixed on Twitter.