A swimming pool that heats up when it’s underwater has been described as the “coolest” thing ever created.
But a team of designers at University College London have taken the temperature of the swimming pool and turned it into a plaster, which they say will keep your home warmer.
The pool was created by a group of students from the university’s Centre for Social Science, Design and Technology, using a temperature sensor attached to the ceiling of a glass bathtub.
The students used this to measure the water’s temperature inside the pool, then used it to create the “Pallet” swimming pool.
They then placed a layer of plaster on top of the water to make the water feel warm.
“We wanted to create something that’s as cool as possible without the risk of it heating up,” said team member Ben Taylor.
“It’s an unusual swimming pool design, it’s a bit weird and we wanted to make it as cool and simple as possible.”
The team made two types of plaster, one made from water that has cooled to around 0C and one made of water that’s actually slightly warmer.
To create the plaster, they had to make small cuts in the ceiling, then cut the plaster off one side of the ceiling and stick it in place.
Then they added a layer on top to make sure the water kept rising up to the surface.
The team added the first two layers of plaster in December and are now working on the third.
“The pallet is going to last a long time, and if you want to change it, you can just leave it as is,” Mr Taylor said.
“When it’s over it’s just as warm as it was when you first put it in.”
We’ve had a lot of requests from people to make more pallets for their swimming pools and this is an excellent opportunity to do that.
“The Pallet swimming-pool design project was started by Ben Taylor and a group from the University of Westminster.
They are using the data from the temperature sensor to make plaster.
Image copyright Ben Taylor Image caption The team put a layer in the pool to make water feel warmer.
This plaster was then used to make its own version of the pool.
It’s going to be about three to five metres wide, so they’re making a few steps to get it up to your living room.
You can put it on the outside of the house, but if it gets too hot in there you have to put it back on,” Mr Thompson said.