The pool was part of a residential area, called Heijplaat, built for the workers of the growing port of Rotterdam. Heijplaat is relatively far from Rotterdam and was therefore not easily accessible to employees. In 1914, the SA Bouwmaatschappij Heyplaat was founded , who ordered the construction of what was then a modern neighborhood in the form of a garden village. The garden village was designed and developed by Architects HAJ and Jan Baanders . In the early 20s the garden village was off and formed a community with its own schools , shops and churches.
Built: +/- 1920
Visited: 15 Februari 2014