R.E. Warner & Associates, authorized by the City of Cleveland Department of Public Works, commissioned Counsilman-Hunsaker to provide swimming pool audits for four city facilities. The assessments were conducted on three swimming pools and one sprayground: The Luke Easter Pool, the Forest Hills Pool, the Gunning Recreation Center Pool, and the Michael Zone Sprayground.
The purpose of the visits was to assess the facilities’ mechanical systems and physical state of the pool decks and define a course of action regarding the future of each facility. An opinion of probable construction cost was provided for all recommended repairs.
The two outdoor pools, Luke Easter and Forest Hills, displayed significant age and various levels of damage almost to the point of system failure due to severe corrosion, and in the case of Forest Hills, significant subgrade soil issues, causing severe settling of the pool deck and pool shell. The indoor facility, Gunning Pool, has significant issues with settling causing the pool to be out of level, which has interfered with the gutter skimming capacity and caused a piping break with severe water loss. Significant damage to the surge and filter tanks, as well as significant corrosion in the mechanical room are also present. The Zone Sprayground mechanical vault is also experiencing severe corrosion due to high moisture and insufficient air flow. The space is very confined and presents high levels of difficulty for maintenance and daily operations.
Following the assessment, it is anticipated that the improvements will be issued in two separate bid packages. Bid Package 1, to be issued in 2020, will include Luke Easter and Zone Splash Park and is tentatively budgeted for $1,000,000.00 project cost. Bid Package 2, to be issued in 2021, will include Forest Hills and Gunning Recreation and is tentatively budgeted for another $1,000,000.00 project cost.