Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool

Restoring the iconic Reflecting Pool.

The Reflecting Pool, originally built with an asphalt and tile bottom, had deteriorated over the years, causing the pool to leak 500,000 gallons of water per week.

In 2012, the Reflecting Pool was completely rebuilt with sustainable water conservation features. These features include a new water supply system, with water being drawn from the Tidal Basin, and is treated with an ozone water filtration system.

The beautifully restored pool now has a tinted bottom so that it is more reflective. Old dirt paths have been replaced with sidewalks for easy access, and subtle nighttime illumination fixtures have been installed to guide visitors along the pool.