Frontier Pool

Bartlesville, OK


In March 2008, the City of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, commissioned Counsilman-Hunsaker to conduct swimming pool audits for two outdoor swimming pools: Frontier Pool (built in 1970) and Sooner Pool (built in 1979). Recommendations and cost estimates to repair/replace the physically and functionally obsolete pools were provided. Later that year in July, Counsilman-Hunsaker completed a Feasibility Study to educate the city representatives on new aquatic trends and features. From the information received from this report, the city representatives voted to replace Frontier Pool with a new aquatic center and to add a sprayground adjacent to the City of Bartlesville's other pool, Sooner Pool.

Counsilman-Hunsaker was retained for the design of the new Frontier Pool facility and provided construction administration and opening day support, including assisting staff with two soft openings and the Grand Opening.

The operational support provided by Counsilman-Hunsaker included working side-by-side with the pool staff to discuss operational protocols, water chemistry guidelines, pool water balance, and chemical controller operations. A Standard Operating Procedure Manual was supplied for the city which included city procedures, policies, forms, job descriptions, rules, rates, and guidelines required for running an aquatic facility.

'Build Oklahoma' Award

Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma


Pool Type

Outdoor Leisure


Project Type

Parks and Recreation

Project Service

Facility Audit

Design Services

Operations Services

Feasibility Study


Completed 2010


Kimley-Horn & Associates, Inc.

Project Amenities

Frontier Pool’s amenities include:

5,300 sq. ft. Recreation Pool

Dual flume waterslide tower

Participatory play feature


Current channel

Zero depth entry

Water basketball

Themed tot slide

925 sq. ft. sprayground with signature tipping bucket feature

Shallow water spray features

Numerous shade structures

Renovated bathhouse and new concession area

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