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A Literal Desert Oasis

In order to have a dip–it’s about the extent of a hot tub, which means you will not be swimming laps–you have to visit the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in West Hollywood. You can sign the key that unlocks the pool cover, and therefore are given a sheet of paper that provides the…

In order to have a dip–it’s about the extent of a hot tub, which means you will not be swimming laps–you have to visit the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in West Hollywood. You can sign the key that unlocks the pool cover, and therefore are given a sheet of paper that provides the GPS coordinates to the otherwise impossible to locate desert oasis when you arrive, if no one else has beaten you to it. There is not any cost, and the only rules are that the key can’t be copied by you and you have to return it within 24 hours. And if you are feeling especially courteous, you can bring a gallon of water to top off it. A visitor into the swimming pool says that it’s about two and a half hour drive from the MAK, and guides prospective visitors to make ensure they have a complete tank of gasoline in the vehicle, in addition to some food and water. It’s after all, in the middle of the desert. The pool is not any hole in the floor. The swimming pool, dubbed”Social Pool“, comes with an automatic filter and cleaning system, powered by solar panels installed alongside the pool. Also, a skimmer is provided for users to perform a bit of cleanup. In the desert. A literal desert oasis. Barsuglia claims the pool is a commentary on the value people put on luxury items such as swimming pools, but he intends for this to become a relaxing, contemplative experience, where people can escape from all and appreciate the surrounding beauty of town. We love to think about a swimming pool as being like a desert oasis: somewhere to rest and recover in the middle of our journeys and duties. Well, a literary artist by the name of Alfredo Barsuglia decided to select the desert oasis metaphor and operate with this.

Author: Pool Markerter
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