Date
18 December 2017
A banker in the US has created waves by having a lavish custom-built swimming pool shaped like a violin. Photo: http://njcustomswimmingpools.com
A banker in the US has created waves by having a lavish custom-built swimming pool shaped like a violin. Photo: http://njcustomswimmingpools.com

A banker and his violin-shaped pool

It’s no wonder the bankers are such a hated bunch these days!

A former executive with Goldman Sachs in New York has set a new standard among his peers for a lifestyle statement as he had a violin-shaped swimming pool constructed in his backyard.

And it’s not just the outward shape — the US$1 million custom-built pool replicates all the details of a violin — including the purlflings, f-holes, a bridge, strings, a tailpiece, and a chinrest.

The effects are cleverly created with 5,600 fiber-optic cables lighting up like multicolored strings, the Daily Mail reported.

About half a million translucent glass tiles laid out across the floor and sides give the violin pool a beautiful finish.

Said to have been inspired by a Stradivarius he once owned, Jay Dweck — who had earlier served as head of equities strategies at Goldman — now wants to use programming skills he perfected on Wall Street to coordinate underwater lights with music piped through speakers.

The ‘strings’ of the violin are embedded with 6,800 fiber optic strands; each string can be individually controlled and synchronized to light up to a piece of music with the help of eight underwater speakers, the Daily Mail noted. 

“The idea is to improve quality of life using technology,” Dweck told a reporter.

Well, some guys can afford to take a deep dive and live out their wild fantasies. As for the rest of us, all we can do is gawk. 

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RC

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