Thursday, January 21, 2010

Aquadrome, Luna Park, Coney Island New York Postcard Friendship Friday

Each week I keep adding a few more postcards of Coney Island. I love the posed swimmers in this pool.
The Aquadrome is the largest salt water swimming pool in the world (back in the day) Despite its size the water is changed twice daily. (what no chlorine) Once during the day & when the park closes at which time the tank is entirely emptied, tiles, walls and concete thorougly scrubbed with a sanitary preparation.
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10 comments:

Bob of Holland said...

Coney island is a great place. I visited it once, years ago and remember the roller coasters. One of the was closed and only a wooden skeleton. Beautiful view though. Does the swimming pool still exist?

Marie Reed said...

Wow! I had no idea! What an amazing feeling to dive into such a clean pool! Salt water.. amazing!

Postcardy said...

that's a beautiful card. I didn't even know salt water swimming pools existed.

Snap said...

Wow! Learn something new everyday .. salt water! Beautiful card. Happy PFF!

Sheila said...

That looks such a great place! I'm sure I can remember similarly designed pools in my dim and distant youth. Not so large and not salt water though.

Christine H. said...

I love your Coney Island postcards. This one is very nice indeed. Is the pool still there? I like the idea of the water being changed twice a day.

Shaunna said...

Happy PFF - Oh my I could not imagine having to clean that - what a crazy thing. Now can I go swimming there? Because it looks fun :)

AnitaNH said...

What a nice image! Brings back memories of swimming in a salt water pool at Salem Willows in Salem Massachusetts when I was a kid. Every high tide brought in a change of water. Happy PFF!

Lyneen said...

I find these very interesting as there was a Luna Park here in Seattle at the turn of the century. Not as Grand as Coney Island. THANKS for Sharing. PFF

Beth Niquette said...

Wow--that's amazing. Does it still exist today?

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