Recreation, fun, amazement and eco-friendliness- all meet in this world’s largest floating swimming pool. Known as Badboot, this floating swimming pool would be installed in Antwerpin this summer.
Designed by Sculp(IT), the pool is of 120 meters in length and it is made from an old ferry boat. The whole facility that accommodates the pool can host 600 people. Apart from the Olympic pool, it will have two reception rooms, terrace restaurant/bar and lounge, children’s pool, additional event space and several other floors.
The eco-friendly elements employed here include recycled materials, a reedbed water filtration system as well as LED lighting. The pool water will be drained into a buffering hold below the pool, which will maintain the water’s warm temperature overnight. This will help also reduce evaporation.
The pool authorities will charge 4 euros a person to enjoy the amenities. Badboot has a contract with the city of Antwerp for 10 years. After that it could be moved or maintained as such. The pool will be frozen during winters, which would then be used for skating and curling activities.
This design is the result of the city’s need to get more amenities including an outdoor swimming pool. Sculp(IT) began building the floating platform in February. It has joined hands with V-Zit bvba organisation and will together launch Badboot. The first 60 meters of the pool are now completed. The facility will be installed in the Port of Antwerp by August.