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Dumpster Pools Give New Meaning to "Dumpster Diving"

By Trish Broome |
A company recycles old dumpsters into innovative and eco-friendly swimming pools!

Macro Sea, a company based out of New York, recycles old dumpsters into innovative and eco-friendly swimming pools!

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We’ve all heard of the term dumpster diving, which refers to someone who literally dives into a dumpster to sift through trash that other people have thrown away. I won’t lie and say that I’ve never done it before, because I have, and it’s all because I love finding free stuff! I also love swimming, and I don’t care where I swim as long as it’s not with sharks. Well my friends, a New York company called Macro Sea has found a way to combine the excitement of dumpster diving with swimming. They’ve taken an old dumpster and converted it into a dumpster pool!

Inspired by a dumpster pool that they saw in Athens, Georgia, Macro Sea founders David Belt, Alix Feinkind and Jocko Weyland decided to recreate it. They took an old dumpster that they found in a Brooklyn scrap yard, cleaned it up, added a liner to it, put sand on the bottom and then filled it with water. Thus, the ultimate dumpster pool was made!

Here are some before and after pictures of the dumpster pool:

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The poor dumpster stands alone.

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The Macro Sea crew begins the transformation.

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Local kids test out the pool.

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Obviously the kids love it!

The dumpster pool took only 12 days to make, but it looks like it could provide a lifetime of fun for families. The Macro Sea team hopes to manufacture more recycled dumpster pools in the future so that anyone, including people in the inner city, can have access to a pool.

So, would you go dumpster diving in a dumpster pool? I would absolutely do it!

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