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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  • Sioux Falls City-Wide Aquatics Master Plan (Study)

    In 2000, the City of Sioux Falls retained Counsilman-Hunsaker to assess their existing aquatic facilities and to provide options for renovation and/or replacement. Each concept was analyzed and estimates were provided for construction costs, attendance, and operating revenue. In April 2006, the city commissioned Counsilman-Hunsaker to update the original study and integrate the previous study ...

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  • Hastings YMCA Pool (Study)

    Counsilman Hunsaker assisted with this project by providing recommendations for the 25-meter by 25-yard pool and reviewed the architects drawings for the building, originally built in the 1970s.

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  • Canyon Aqua Park

    In 2015, Counsilman-Hunsaker performed a Needs Assessment, Program Requirements, and Financial Performance Study to help the city with specific information for the design of a new outdoor aquatic center. Three options were developed to meet the aquatic needs. Each option included a conceptual drawing, project cost, and pro forma. In 2017, the new 7,500 sq. ...

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  • Violet Township Community Recreation Center (Study)

    In early 2018, Moody Nolan commissioned Counsilman-Hunsaker to perform a feasibility study analysis for the planning, design and operations for a new Community Recreation Center which would include indoor aquatics. Through this process, Counsilman-Hunsaker was contracted to identify and assess the need for aquatics and develop options for consideration that meet the aquatic needs of ...

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  • Holland Community Aquatic Center

      Holland Community Aquatic Center was rated the best indoor public/non-profit facility in the nation by Aquatics International magazine and the host of NCAA Division III Men's & Women's Swimming and Diving National Championships in 2006.  

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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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