The leisure pool was designed and constructed by Western Recreation and Development Inc. of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Local contractors were utilized by Western Rec to assist with construction of the facility.
The pool tank itself consists of:
- 11 foot deep diving tank, complete with a regulation one meter diving board
- 4 lane, 25 meter “Junior Olympic” area
- zero depth “beach” entry
- leisure pool area (two to four feet in depth)
Constructed with a combination of concrete, a powder coated steel double wall system and a cushioned vinyl lined tank, this facility has incorporated some of the newest technology into its design.
Construction includes a four foot high (vented), crawl space surrounding the entire structure. This area contains all the necessary piping for inlets and returns, which lead to the mechanical building through an enclosed culvert system.
Decking includes a large interlocking stone patio, surrounded by grassed areas for enjoyment.
Fencing is chain link, eight feet high. Double doors through the facility building allow for emergency removal. An eight foot maintenance gate was installed close to the mechanical building for maintenance use.
Three sumps are located within the area to control the ground water level and prevent possible damage to the structure. All pumps operate automatically.
Constructed with the building floor slightly lower than the water level in the pool tank, this building’s primary purpose is to accommodate the electrical and plumbing necessary for the pool tank. 20 h.p. pump draws water from the pool tank through four high rate sand filters to three natural gas heaters onto the automatic chlorinating process and back out to the pool tank. Separate chemical storage area allows for the safe handling of products used in the day to day operation of the facility.
Chlorine tanks and feeders operate in a ventilated room. Safety equipment, including breathing apparatus is mandatory (house rules) for all persons working with the chemicals. Solar heating will be re-installed for the 2000 season to reduce overall energy costs. Water temperature is maintained at approximately 85 degrees F. for bather comfort.
Facility Building: (Office & Change/Shower Rooms)
Wood frame construction this facility features a large reception area which provides easy access onto the pool deck for those parents wishing to watch swimming lessons, grandparents wanting to rest in the shade, etc.
Patrons are greeted by our cheerful “cashiers” upon entering the facility. A small concession area is operated here in addition to the payment of swimming and camping fees.
Change and shower rooms are located along the hallway. Direct entrance to the pool deck can be obtained through both the men’s and ladies change/shower areas. Each room contains a total of three showers and water closets.
Office area for the pool staff allows instructors an area to complete their lessons plans, lessons reports, etc.