• Pool Type Outdoor Leisure
  • Project Type Parks & Recreation
  • Project Service Design Services, Facility Audit, Feasibility Study
  • StatusCompleted 2010
  • Architectnone


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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.

In July 2008, Counsilman-Hunsaker completed a Feasibility Study to educate the city representatives on new aquatic trends and features. From the information retained from this report, the city representatives voted to replace Frontier Pool with a new aquatic center and close the Sooner Pool and add a sprayground adjacent to the pool.

The new facility which replaced Frontier Pool, designed by Counsilman-Hunsaker, includes:

  • 5,300 sq. ft. Recreation Pool
  • Dual flume waterslide tower
  • Participatory play feature
  • Vortex
  • 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

Opening Day Support

Following design, Counsilman-Hunsaker provided construction administration as well as opening day support by being present to assist staff with two soft openings and the Grand Opening.
The Counsilman-Hunsaker support 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.