A transparent Sky Pool stretching between two buildings in London has made a lot of viral headlines. But the story of the 14-inch-thick single-piece acrylic structure begins in Grand Junction, Colo., where Reynolds Polymer Technology Inc. took on a project unlike any other.
"Manufacturing and engineering of the Sky Pool has pushed the envelope of what can be done in large acrylic structures," Paul O. Gardner, vice president of engineering, quality and safety at Reynolds, said in a blog post by the company about the project.
"The team in Grand Junction has overcome incredibly tight tolerances and requirements to arrive at a finished project that is unexplainable without seeing it," he said. "Words can't adequately describe the finished product. It must be witnessed."