Feasibility Studies

Forecasting for Success

Yielding facility-specific revenue and expense information related to management and staffing to give you the tools required to make sound decisions going forward.

Regarding our Study services during COVID-19: Knowing what to expect from a budget and expenses standpoint while your aquatic facility is closed starts with a Counsilman-Hunsaker feasibility study. We can help identify what you can expect with considerations such as facility type, demographics and income levels, including facility location, and appraise the self-sustainability of new and existing facilities in both its revenue and expenses. If you have concerns about the impact that temporary or long-term closure may have on your facility's future success, contact us today.  Learn more about our COVID-19 response

Can you forecast success? Utilizing diligent research and evaluation methods, our team of operational specialists can uncover the strengths and weaknesses of your project and identify the resources required to carry your aquatic facility to success, both now and in the future. A feasibility study/business plan provides due diligence on the "think-it-through" side, revealing information you will need to make sound decisions going forward.  Get our e-Book

Aquatic Planning to Help You Make Important Decisions

With new aquatic facility builds underway across the U.S. and the work, communities are often faced with a challenge: Keeping up with and meeting local expectations.

If a community has an aging pool or aquatic center, the choice is often between renovation or a total replacement. Counsilman-Hunsaker is committed to helping communities make these decisions. We'll provide industry data and our expertise so you will have the best information and guidance to move forward.

A Feasibility Study serves as that plan. Comprehensive and extensive, our studies involve entire communities so that your aquatic center will meet the needs of its population. You'll have a complete, working strategy for the vision, creation, and sustainability of a new aquatic center tailored directly to your needs. This includes:

  • Considering the user groups that will use the facility
  • Revenue-enhancing amenities
  • Any impacts on other facilities
  • Cost management requirements
  • Probable construction costs
  • Financial commitment to facility operations

With Counsilman-Hunsaker's practical, innovative, and expert knowledge at your side, you and your community will find yourselves prepared with all of the facts, figures, and sights you need to make an educated decision. Let us know how we can help.

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  • Hillyard Pool

      In early 2007, ALSC Architects and Counsilman-Hunsaker teamed to complete the public input design process for the replacement of Hillyard Pool in the eastern region of Spokane. During this input process, the community was very involved and excited about the prospect of a new pool. The families were interactive and forthcoming during the voting ...

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  • Buncombe County Aquatic Center – Roberson High School

    In 2013, Counsilman-Hunsaker was retained by the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners to conduct an economic analysis for a new aquatic center which included the financial feasibility and projected economic impact. The report highlighted three options for consideration with estimated capital and operating costs. Pleased with the results from the study, Buncombe County celebrated the ...

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  • Central Spokane YMCA/YWCA

    The new Spokane Central YMCA/YWCA is the first in the nation to combine the benefits of the YMCA and the YWCA into one facility. The two-story 80,000 sq. ft. building includes an aquatic center; a teen center; a music recording studio; and a state-of-the-art gym with full court for basketball, volleyball, and youth sports leagues.

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  • University of California – Davis Natatorium (Study)

    Counsilman-Hunsaker prepared a Feasibility Study for the natatorium which includes a 50-meter by 25-yard competition pool and 50-meter by 20-yard diving pool.

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  • Moseley Pool (Study and Audit)

    Counsilman-Hunsaker was retained by the City of Desoto to prepare a facility audit and conceptual plans for renovating and/or replacing Moseley Pool. Counsilman-Hunsaker met with the facility staff and provided a sub-standard-conditions report for Moseley Pool. The report included an opinion of probable construction costs to address conditions identified. The report also included three future options for ...

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Strategic Business Plans

Used by our experienced team of operational specialists to forecast the functional, operational, and financial impact of the development or renovation of your aquatic center, a feasibility study can yield facility-specific revenue and expense information related to management, staffing, and other aspects of your aquatic center.

Our business plans incorporate key demographics for the area your aquatic facility is located in, the amenities you choose to feature, the level of staffing required to smoothly operate the facility, and expected expenses and revenue, to not only make sure that your aquatic center is set up for success but continues to exceed all expectations going forward.

For more information on our feasibility studies, and how our experienced team can set your aquatic facility up for success, get in touch with Counsilman-Hunsaker today.

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